When it comes to motivation, we all know it has its ups and downs. If you have just begun with your fitness journey, you are probably motivated by thinking of having a body that you have always dreamed of, but, the truth is – that is not going to motivate you for years to go to the gym and exercise.
Some people are motivated by their results, by positive feedback given by their friends and family, while some simply like the thrill of exercising. However, some people can get easily discouraged and need to constantly find new ways to keep themselves motivated to continue.
So, what else can you do or think about to keep you motivated:
The benefits for your health
The first thing that people think about when deciding to start exercising are the looks and while this is a great reason, there is another one, much better, that we tend to forget – overall health benefits for our health. When you lose weight, your health improves a lot and that should be one of the top reasons for you to keep going.
“Look what I can do”
You already know that our bodies are amazing machines and there is no doubt about it. However, working out can help your body move the limits of what it can do, which leads to some really inspiring surprises.
The boost for your confidence
When you are overweight or generally not satisfied with how you look, you feel less confident in yourself, which can have negative effects on your whole life. In order to give to your confidence the boost it deserves, hit the gym!
You also improve your mental strength
Most of the people think that working out only increases the strength of muscles in our bodies, however, they often forget that when we workout our mind is also put to the test. Experts say that your mind will benefit from working out, just like your muscles – the reason is simple – when you come to one workout that you think you can’t do and your mind convinces you to do it and you succeed, you start questioning what else can you do, that you are not aware of.
Everyone likes post-workout meals and lots of fitness experts have said that they like to workout, because they know what comes after that. While it could feel wrong thinking about food while working out, you could think about the healthy meal that awaits you after you finish.
You could inspire others
There is a big chance that your exercising will have positive effect on life of someone else in your surrounding. For example, if you lose a lot of weight, people will start to notice and think that if you could do it, even they can.
Workouts are time for yourself
Workouts have proven to be a great way to take some time just for yourself and be with your own thoughts. If you like this idea, but don’t like working out with lots of people, you can always sign up for a gym that works 24 hours.