For some people, exercising is a normal part of their lives and they look forward to hitting the gym, heading to yoga or going for a run. That’s great for those people, but for the rest of us, it can be a case of having a long hard chat with ourselves and at times tricking ourselves into moving our bodies.
We want this year to be your best year yet, so we’ve put together 5 totally doable ways to motivate yourself to get up and get fit.
#1 Music – music is a must! Create a new playlist and add all of your favourite jams to it to help get you in the fitness mood. Perfect for a pre-workout stretch session or as your own soundtrack at the gym. Some of our favourites on Spotify are below.
#2 Buddy system – getting social and exercising with a friend can make things a lot easier. Not only is it nice to go for a hike or a spin class with a girlfriend, it will also help knowing that you are both holding each other accountable.
#3 Go for fun – don’t force yourself to do exercises you hate because before long you’ll resent doing it. Join up for some Zumba or dance classes, take a spin class, go for a beach walk or find another activity you love that gets you moving.
#4 Hit up the gram – Instagram is not only great for some #fitspo inspiration, but you can also find great walks in your area by using the “place” or “tag” search. Finding places you are excited to go walking or running will help keep you motivated on the weekends.
#5 Wearables – feeling rich and want to throw some cash at some gadgets? Fitness trackers and smart watches are the new way to keep yourself motivated and to track your workout.