Not in the mood for working out? Follow my five important tips into getting the right frame of mind. You can also try pre-workout supplements to give you lift and take them with you in your multi compartment shaker bottle.
1. Get Back To Basics
If a bad mood has swiped your motivation, try to remember why you started training in the first place. By recalling your reasons for working out, you’ll soon feel inspired to get back in amongst the gym environment. If you feel self-conscious because you were once in pinnacle shape, but haven’t trained for a few months wear some baggy tops or hoodies until that tight top short sleeve confidence comes back in a couple of sessions. You will be amazed at just how good you feel with one week of solid training.
2. Go For A Goal
If you’re not training for any specific event or holiday for that matter goals are the best way for you to trainconsistently. Re-Setting your goals and planning each session round your daily working life so you can work towards your goals can help banish any motivational issues you may have. Remember how you looked on a specific holiday, go through old photographs if you know of a time when you felt and looked your best and place that photo somewhere you can see it each morning you get up to train.
3. Map Your Workout
Varying your workout is absolutely crucial for you stay interested. Changing the music and keeping it up to date on your I-Phone is also crucial believe it or not as all of these have psychological factors on routine and morale. Use websites such as men’s health etcetera or by yourself some books that you can refer to in order change your routine and keep your body guessing.
4. Phone A Friend
I tend to steer clear of this for a few reasons and it’s not because I am antisocial or don’t like anyone. I just feel that when you’re at the gym it should be a workout not a hang out. Squeezing in an extra workout at the weekend is when a friend can be beneficial once the serious grunt sessions are complete at the start of the week. Badminton and tennis are great ways to mix up your cardio routines.
5. Find Your Focus
If you started out with a negative emotion, take 15 minutes to clear your head and then switch to your focus plan. This plan might involve focussing on your breathing pattern, form, or if you’re a runner focussing on your stride pattern. But regardless of which remember one thing, it’s often your attitude at the beginning of a task that determines the result. Focus and follow the above and you should be on track to finding your motivation in no time.