No matter how much we love the benefits of exercising, we’ve all found it hard to stay motivated to work out at some point. The truth is, finding motivation can be challenging and can sometimes take a backseat when life gets busy. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on working out altogether — especially if you’ve been doing Lagree fitness!
This high-intensity, full-body workout provides an effective yet low-impact way to stay fit and healthy, so here are some tips to help motivate you to work out using that can-do Lagree attitude.
Try Some Positive Self-Talk
Instead of letting negative thoughts get in the way and discourage you from working out, try to think positively and remind yourself of how great exercise feels. Remember how good it feels to have a good workout and that you can do more.
And remember that you’re doing your best. Think about how you’d talk to a friend who told you they were finding it hard to start working out again. If you would encourage them and not criticize them, why not try the same approach for yourself?
Lose the Excuses
It’s easy to get tangled up in excuses like “I don’t have enough time,” “It’s too expensive,” or “I’m too tired.” But it’s important to remember that if you want something badly enough, you make the time for it. You can always find ways to fit fitness into your lifestyle, especially considering that many Lagree classes today, including our signature workout, only last 40 minutes.
Switch Things Up
Maybe you just need to switch up your routine to find exercise fun again. It happens to the best of us, and as we like to do in Lagree, you can always try something new — like adding in different classes or using bands or other equipment to make the workout more challenging.
Or, you can try working out with a friend, taking turns motivating each other, and making it even more fun. If you don’t have a buddy, you can even try downloading an app that makes the workout more interactive and provides motivation.
There are few things more motivating than competition. And there’s no one better to compete against than yourself. Break your own records, prove yourself wrong, or challenge yourself to do more each time. It can be a great way to stay motivated and inspired to work out!
And if you have a friend that’s just as competitive as you are, you don’t even have to stick to competing just against yourself. Make it a competition between the two of you, and see who can do more reps or hold poses longer — it can be a great way to make it even more fun.
Find a New Activity
Sometimes the only answer is to try something new when you’re in a slump. When you find something you like, that feeling is the best motivator, and you never know what you’ll enjoy until you try it.
For example, if you’re a regular at the gym, maybe it’s time to switch things up and try something new — like a dance class or outdoor activities. Or, if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, give the gym a chance for a change.
Take Group Classes
Being part of a positive group that loves working out is a great way to stay motivated. Group classes can help you stay focused, keep your energy up, and make it more fun. Plus, the group setting can make it easier to stick with your workouts and reach your goals.
And who knows, you might even make some new friends!
Track Your Goals
Staying on track with your goals can help put into perspective how far you’ve come and how much progress you’re making. Try setting small achievable goals for yourself, like eating healthier or working out several times per week. Then, track your progress and adjust your goals as you go along.
It can be a great way to stay motivated and also get excited about reaching your goals.
Make Sure to Get Enough Sleep
When we’re tired or don’t have a regular sleeping schedule, we need extra motivation to complete even the simplest tasks, let alone exercise. So the first step in finding your fitness motivation is to make sure you’re getting enough rest.
This way, your body will be adequately recovered, and you’ll have more energy to focus on your workouts. Plus, getting enough sleep can also help with better performance.
Celebrating the little victories is just as important as rewarding yourself for significant milestones. It helps you stay motivated, keeps things fun, and gives you something to look forward to. A sense of achievement is very important when working out, so why not give it to yourself more often?
Treat yourself to your favorite to-go cup of coffee after each workout, or buy yourself a new pair of shoes after you’ve achieved your goal.
The reward doesn’t have to be physical — it can also be as simple as taking a few minutes to stretch or giving yourself a pat on the back and acknowledging that you did your best.
Join a Fitness Community (The Lagree Fit 415 Community Is a Great One)
And if you want to combine all of the tips above, then there’s no better way than joining a fitness community. Here, you can find support, motivation, and inspiration from like-minded people who share your goals. We at Lagree Fit 415 pride ourselves on creating an inclusive, encouraging community that supports each other and encourages growth. We’ve been through all the turmoils of finding the workout motivation, and we know how to help you succeed.
Finding motivation to exercise is not easy, but with a few simple tips and tricks, you can stay on track and achieve your goals. Everything is possible when you find the approach that works best for you. And by joining our fitness community, you can try out all of these tips at once. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get motivated and reach those goals! Sign up for your first Lagree Fit 415 class!
Meg is an author at Cinnamon Hollow. She writes on a variety of topics sharing tips and ideas for daily life.