Tricky Ways To Stay Motivated

1) Workout with a friend who is more fit than you are

If you go to the gym with someone who is more fit than you, it will not only motivate you to attain his or her level of fitness but also give you a glimpse at a workout that may be more effective than your own.

2) If possible, ditch the treadmill to run outside

Many runners find it easier to focus on running long distances when running outside because it is easier to get a mental image of the distance you are running. Additionally, using distance markers such as road signs and buildings and looking far ahead rather than directly in front of you will give an extra push if you are feeling tired.

3) Find a “power playlist”

Streaming services such as Spotify offer playlists designed for working out. Using one of these will give you the extra “push” you may need to get through the rest of your workout. If you don’t subscribe to Spotify, you can create customized workout playlists with online radio services such as Pandora.

4) Go to the gym first thing in the morning

Research shows that people are naturally inclined to maintain goals if they complete them when they have energy. You are significantly more likely to maintain a proper workout schedule if you go first thing in the morning rather than waiting until night after a long day of work.

5) Spend money