Lost Motivation? 5 Tips to Help You Get Back On Track

Have you slacked off on your exercise routine? Maintaining your motivation is a very important task when we are developing a healthy lifestyle.  Creating a solid routine is imperative to maintaining your discipline and sparking your motivation. 

Here are just a few tips to get you back on track and making progress in no time!

How to Start Exercising When You’ve Lost Motivation

#1: Schedule Your Activity Time

Check your calendar weekly and determine when you can go to the gym, work with a trainer, or take a class.  This will help a lot if you’ve lost motivation to exercise. Make an appointment on your calendar and set a reminder.  Treat your exercise or activity like a very important meeting and canceling is not an option! You can also make this a re-occurring appointment so that it’s already on your calendar and therefore, you will not miss an opportunity to have a workout. Try this for 3 weeks or more consistently, and you will feel so accomplished.

#2: Pack Your Gym Bag

Make sure you are prepared for your workout sessions ahead of time otherwise you’ll have an excuse to skip the gym.  Your bag should include workout clothes, socks, gym shoes, toiletries, a towel and music.  Have your gym bag packed and ready to go on Monday morning.  Starting your work-out sessions early in the week will help solidify your efforts for the entire week. As an alternative, keep a pair of gym shoes at work or in your truck for a lunch time walk. You can walk up and down the stairwell, walk around the block, download a fitness app, or even rent a DIVY bike (if available in your local area).

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