I do enjoy fitness but like everyone I go through stages where to be honest I am sick of working out. With a little over a month to go until the Great North Run it is crucial that I keep my preparation and motivation going. Today I am sharing my tips for keeping the motivation going when you feel like giving up.
Think about the end goal
For me being motivated to finish the week or thinking about the finish line of a race reminds me why all the running and time spent at the gym will be worth it. People so often see the finish product but not the times when you were running and got caught out in the rain or donning the thermals because it was freezing outside.
Set mini goals inbetween
I still remember really well wanting a Pure Gym water bottle when I first started working out there. I decided until I had gone to the gym five times I wouldn’t buy myself one. Buying pieces of kit or something else I find keeps the motivation and persistence going. Funnily enough I don’t buy that much kit my last piece of fitness kit I did buy was two pairs of shorts from My Protein and that was because I didn’t have enough pairs in the first place. Certainly do not buy new kit at the beginning of starting a new sport unless you absolutely need it. You hear so many stories of people forking out hundreds for new kit and then not using it.
Switch it up a bit
Sometimes just listening to a new playlist or going cycling instead of running keeps you away from the couch and motivated to finish the workout.
Plan your workouts
For me just seeing what I want to workout on paper, makes me more likely to complete the workout so I can tick it off.
Get your gym bag or clothes prepared
By having your gym stuff laid out or in a bag in the car ready makes you less likely to give up on going out because you cannot find your stuff.
What do you do to keep yourself motivated?