So you have decided that you want to get fit and lose weight. One of the many ways in which you can achieve your goals is by going to the gym and consistently performing the right exercises. The problem is that it can be difficult to motivate yourself to go and finally break the ice. Even when you do manage to get there, continuing the routine can be a struggle. Below are a few tips for more consistent workouts:
Pay for Long-term Membership
Just go ahead and sign up for a membership. Pay in one go for the annual fee if you can instead of having to renew monthly. This will result in significant discounts which will save you money in the long run. You will also be forced to appreciate your membership more given the amount that you gave up to obtain it. It’s all a matter of psychology. Let the practical side of you take over as you try to make the most of the year-long membership. After a while, it will no longer be a chore to go because it will become a habit.
Work with a Personal Trainer
Another way to make sure that you come to the gym regularly is to have accountability. It would be good to sign up with a friend as you can both cheer each other on and go at the same time to work out. You will feel bad for skipping because you know that someone is waiting for you. If you don’t have anyone to go with, then consider working with a personal trainer. Hire one for a while to teach you the basics such as the right type of exercises for your goals, some nutrition tips, and the proper form to reduce the risk of injuries.
Wear Funny Gym Shirts
You can also buy a few gym shirts that can motivate you to get up and go when you need to. For instance, funny shirts will lighten your mood and get you pumped to show them to others. You might catch them smiling upon seeing you wear them and even strike a conversation, allowing you to make new friends. Of course you could also purchase sports apparel just for the sake of style, comfort and performance.
Give Yourself Some Rewards
Beyond shirts, you can give yourself different types of reward after a workout. It’s a way of bargaining with yourself. If you are not feeling particularly inspired to work out, tell yourself that you will get a nice healthy treat afterward to get you going. It could also be something as simple as allowing yourself to watch an episode of your favorite show or other non-monetary rewards.