Written by Laura Heikkila
Creator of Ageless Women Society
When you see someone fit, you always assume it’s because they are highly motivated to eat right and workout, but this isn’t necessarily true. We all lack motivation sometimes, and this is when having good habits take over. I love working out, but there are days when I’m tired, stressed, or just too busy to feel motivated. This is why I have developed some great habits over the years to kickstart my workout on those days I don’t feel motivated.
Like a doctor or dentist appointment, treat your workout like an event and don’t flake out on that commitment. You wouldn’t flake on your doctor or dentist, so don’t flake on yourself!
When you are committed to meeting someone else, you look more forward to a workout and are less likely to cancel. I started my journey by working out with my best friend (whom I met at the gym) every lunch hour for over 10 years.
Have workout clothes prepared in a bag and keep them in your car at all times so you are always prepared for your daily workout.
You will be more motivated to keep going as you feel stronger and see muscle development.
Commit to working out for 5 minutes. Once you get started, the endorphins will likely boost your motivation to continue.
This is a great way to get started in the beginning. This will help surround you with a community of like-minded people putting their health and fitness first.
You will feel more energized to workout! Remember, it takes time and consistency to see results. Incorporate these healthy habits; before you know it, your workouts will be a regular part of your weekly routine. If you are like me, you might love working out so much that you struggle to take those much needed rest days.
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