Would it be nice if working out was just a little easier? After all, isn’t it tough enough to peel ourselves from our nice warm beds in the morning to begin the day, without the thought of having to head to the gym? If you feel this way about working out, you have definitely come to the right place! Indeed there are plenty of tactics you can use to make getting your daily dose of exercise that little bit easier. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Make it fun
There is such a massive difference between completing a workout that you ‘should’ do and one that you actually enjoy doing. Indeed, not only is it easier to get motivated when you enjoy your workout, but the time you spend doing it will go faster as well.
With that in mind, try and steer clear of workouts that you know are effective but that you have to drag yourself through. Instead, pick something like a dance class, a long walk in nature, or a team sport that appeals to your fun side.
Make it quick
Another way to make it easier to get motivated to workout is to make your session as fast as possible. After all, we can all find 10 mins a day to move our bodies!
The good thing is that you can make your workout super-fast without hindering its effectiveness. One way of doing this is by choosing a HIIT or High-intensity interval training. This activity turns traditional interval training on its head, making the rests short and the high-intensity periods longer. Something that results in a far more effective workout in less than half the time.
Get some help
We all need a little help to achieve our goal from time to time, and working out is no exception to this rule. Happily, you can easily find a professional fitness trainer that can guide your workout outs. They can help keep you motivated and accountable, even on your least motivated days too.
The best ones will even work out with you, so you have support the whole way through and never feel like you are going through the experience alone. Something that can really make all the difference when it comes to getting motivated.
Add a soundtrack
Finally, research has shown that what we listen to can positively impact our motivation to work out. In fact, there are two choices here. The first is to listen to music that you find uplifting. Many people opt for dance music, which has a particular RPM that is motivating.
However, there is another option to consider, and it’s listening to an audiobook or podcast while you work out. Indeed, doing this can feel like a real treat, especially for a busy mum that struggles to find any time for herself in the day. Also, listening to a podcast can be much more suitable for strength treating and lifting weights, which needs to be done slower and more mindfully.