Exercise is a vital component in our lives that we need to do for the sake of our well being in order to achieve health. Exercise trains our body and shapes it so that we can achieve an ideal body, attaining overall health and well being, as well as preventing various illness like the common cold. However, for some of us who are just starting to exercise routinely, it can be quite challenging to maintain the routine. That is mostly because there is a lack of motivation in us for accomplishing the task, which is to exercise.
Here are a few simple tips and tricks you can follow on how to motivate yourself to exercise so that it can spark your motivation to start exercising for the sake of the fitness of your body and your overall health.
It comes from within
When you want to motivate yourself to do anything, you need to remember that it all comes down to you. It is the same with your will to exercise. In order to motivate yourself to do it, you need to have a conscious effort to muster your will and move as well as push yourself to have the motivation to do the things that you want to do. The spark of motivation can only be started by yourself.
Create a plan and a goal
When you already have a conscious decision to spark and enrage the fire of motivation in yourself, it is important to establish a plan and a goal for yourself. First things first, you need to create a goal. Create a goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. Set it for yourself according to what you want and what you need. After you have created and established your goals, you need to establish a plan. Create a plan and a schedule of your exercises that you can easily understand and follow, and stick to it. By creating a schedule, you will be routinely doing it. Therefore, it can turn into a habit which in turn will be incorporated in your day to day lives which will be easier to follow.
Find external support and motivation
The next tip is to find external support and motivation. It can be anything or anybody. It can be a goal or a person. Find support and motivation that you can hold onto and lean on. It could be to be able to fit into that amazing dress you bought a few years back, it can be to be able to have that revenge body, or it can be the support from your workout buddy, or even your personal trainer. Finding something for motivation and someone for support is extremely helpful in motivating yourself to exercise.