How to Motivate Yourself to Workout at Home
Working out at a gym can be motivation enough – especially when you have friends and others surrounding you who also share in fitness and wellness goals. However, when you can’t make it to the gym or when you’re feeling stressed about current events, it may seem way more difficult to get motivated.
Working out at home can prove to be challenging; here are some tips to help motivate you when you just don’t feel in the mood for a workout at home.
Find Something You Enjoy.
The first step to creating a home workout plan is to find something you actually enjoy doing. Don’t force yourself to commit to any workouts that focus on using a lot of exercise equipment or something you can easily get bored with. Go online and research some fun activities. Many yoga teachers are offering online classes, and there are plenty of great workout videos available to follow at home.
Schedule Your Workouts.
It may seem daunting to workout, or even difficult to remember when you should be working out. If that’s the problem, you can treat your new workout program like an appointment you need to set a reminder for. It can make it easier to remember if you add it to your calendar or your planner. Set aside some time a few times per week, set phone reminders and write it down. You are more likely to remember working out as something important you should be doing.
Create a Workout Space.
It is easy to get into the right mindset when you enter the gym – all of the workout equipment in place, others to workout with – the atmosphere practically screams fitness. However, working out at home can be the opposite. In order to get your mind in the right place, set up your own personal workout space – a basement, living room, or spare room that you can convert to your own personal gym.
Wear the Right Clothes.
Looking for an excuse to buy some new clothes, or throw on those yoga pants? Wearing workout clothing at home can actually motivate you to exercise. If you are already dressed to workout, it can put you in the right mindset to get started.
Use Social Media to Motivate Yourself.
Believe it or not, social media can do a world of wonders for you if you are trying to get motivated to workout. Sharing your workout success stories with the world is a great way to get others to cheer you on, making you more likely to work out again in the future. Whether you are sharing a selfie of yourself post-workout or telling your followers about your workout plans, it’s a great way to make sure you commit!
Spent the whole week working out? Rewarding yourself is a great idea – and the ideal way to keep yourself motivated. While you should try to find yourself some healthy rewards, it’s also okay to splurge on favorites like a slice of pizza or a cupcake from time to time.
Cut Your Workout in Half.
If spending an entire afternoon working out at home instead of the gym doesn’t sound like something you have the motivation to do, cut your workout in half. Try to do half of what you normally would do – chances are you’ll want to commit to finishing the entire workout.
Working out is a great way to keep both your mind and body healthy. It can reduce boredom and relieve stress and depression. It also helps you stay active during times when you are unable to leave your home or go to the gym.
We are Now Open!
As cities and businesses reopen, most people are still practicing safe, social distancing and safety measures. Whether you’ve already ditched your gym membership, or waiting a bit longer before going back to the gym, it’s important to keep taking care of your health and wellness.
It’s been a long few months, but we are happy to announce that Dr. Ghozland’s office is now open and ready for appointments. We have safety measures and precautions in place to make your visit safe and comfortable. Contact us today to book an appointment!