Exercise is both good for the brain and body...and with this year, it’s important to keep those two things healthy.
We know it’s a weird time for everyone right now. Places are closing and opening back up every other weekend, and our normal routines have been altered. If there’s one thing we do know though, it’s that exercise is both good for the brain and body…and with this year, it’s important to keep those two things healthy.
Whether your local gym has opened back up for inside or outside workouts, or you’re still working out at home, we have some tips to stay motivated for the gym.
Set a Goal
And stick to it. It’s easy to set goals that are overwhelming, so pick a small goal that’s easy to hit. Start off small with something along the lines of making sure to work out at least three times your first week. Then slowly increase it as you feel more comfortable. Having something to work towards is a good way to motivate yourself to get moving.
Add a little competition
Sometimes competing against other people with similar goals can be fun. Have a friend or relative you haven’t seen in awhile? Use apps or your smart watches to make working out a friendly competition with them. Or if you are able to get into the gym, bring a friend or find someone else’s score on the board and challenge yourself to beat them. The excitement can add some fun.
Eat a healthy breakfast
They say it’s the most important meal of the day. If you can start your day off on the right foot it can set you in motion for the rest of the day to GET MOVING. Set a time you plan to get your workout in and make smart choices leading up to that time. When it comes around, you’ll feel good and pumped to get your sweat on.
Get a new gym outfit
This might sound silly, but honestly new equipment can make you excited to use it! Treat yourself to a new gym outfit...or maybe just a fresh pair of gym shoes...and we promise you’ll be rushing to the gym to give them a spin. Sometimes it’s the little things.
Some days you might feel tired and unmotivated, but looking ahead to how you’re going to feel after you workout can help. That might be easier said than done, but think about a workout that you powered through and how good you felt after. You will feel like that time and time again.