How to Motivate Yourself to Get in Shape

Working out can be an exceptionally difficult task for people nowadays, with so many tasks on our plate it’s difficult to find time to exercise. Here I will offer you 5 ways to both motivate and coordinate your daily lifestyle to accommodate your goal of getting in shape.

Map your day out accounting for every hour. Any free time you find, either a solid hour or maybe 30 minutes here 20 minutes there schedule it as exercise time. Ideally a block of about an hour and a half to go to the gym is ideal, however if mapping out that much time is difficult take your 20 minute windows and plan out exercises. If you don’t have a workout routine search the web until you find one that fits your goals and intensity level.

Find someone who will either workout with you and is on the same schedule such as your spouse or coworker, or someone who will hold you accountable to your goals. You want to inform them of your goals and schedules and have them call or text you to make sure you are meeting the goals you have set for yourself. If they workout with you make sure you are pushing each other, whenever you feel like giving up push your partner harder to keep going past their limits.

Either draw or print out what you want your body to look like. Put it somewhere you can see it every day, such as your car, your wallet, or at your desk where you work. Let it be a constant reminder of what you are in the process of achieving and let it always motivate you to keep pushing yourself to new bounds.

Set yourself reminders on the days which you choose to workout encouraging you to exercise. Write it in your planner or daily calendar or have alerts set up on your phone to remind you of your goal.

Let’s say at the end of the week you have completed your goals, well as an incentive to keep up the good work treat yourself. Take a rest day hangout at the pool have some beers maybe a cheeseburger. Whatever you love make it your reward for following your program, and if you did not follow your program make sure your workout partner knows it and encourages you to be self-disciplined and not reward yourself.