How To Motivate Yourself
If you read articles and materials about methods of maintaining good physical shape, you may get the feeling that you are doing everything wrong. You spend most of your day at the computer, do not spend much time in the fresh air, watch too much TV, do not climb stairs, eat poorly, do little sports, and so on, the list goes on and on.
Being lazy is very simple, but each of us needs physical activity to stay healthy and keep fit. In this regard, the question arises: how to make sports a part of our lives? How to motivate yourself to sports?
Why don’t you have motivation for sports?
Need to understand what is stopping you from training? Everyone is familiar with the most common reasons why we don’t play sports. We are too busy, very tired, sports are boring and uninteresting, and so on. But are these reasons real?
It is easy to tell yourself that today was a difficult day and did not go to training, but the real reasons for which we have no motivation for playing sports are hiding a little deeper.
We are not used to being active
For many people, a regular training system and exercise program is something they never had to do before. Only a few will be able to quickly rebuild their schedule, and often this process causes stress, anxiety, and even anger at oneself.
The life of a modern person does not require much movement
The modern world is inactive – public transport will take you almost to your home, in shopping centers, there are elevators and escalators, you can not even go for food – it will be delivered right to the apartment. Those people who are not used to being physically active may not have a reason to change this.
Exercise is too hard
For many people, training in a gym or fitness club seems painful: running on a track, constantly looking at the wall, a boring aerobics lesson, complicated trainer’s explanations, in which nothing is clear. As a result, it seems that visiting the hall is something negative. It is not surprising that in this case, we have no motivation to play sports.
What happens if you do not play sports? Usually nothing. In any case, not immediately. Even knowledge of the possible consequences, such as for overweight and health problems, is not enough to make us physically active.
How to motivate yourself to sports
Motivation is not what happens to you, but what you consciously create for yourself. Classes in the hall and doing exercises at home will not bring results if you do not have motivation for the result.
Accept the fact that you must do sports
If you spend most of the time sitting and want to lose weight or keep in good shape, sports are mandatory for you. No diet or surgical procedure can replace physical activity. You do not have to go to a fitness club, just perform simple exercises at home or just move more.
Add more movement to your lifestyle.
None of us are going to get rid of a computer or TV, and there is nothing wrong with that. To maintain physical activity, it is sometimes enough instead of using the elevator to walk up the stairs or spend the next meeting with friends not in a cafe, but walking in the fresh air. Try to move more and your health will noticeably improve in just a few weeks.
Find meaning in training
For many people, exercise is a means to an end. Most often, this is a way to lose weight or get a perfect body. Try to change your attitude to classes, because physical exercises are a great way to relieve stress and get a boost of positive energy, and not just a tool to create an attractive body.
Do what you like!
If you do not like going to the gym, then you do not need to do this. Try attending yoga or dancing classes, they may be of more interest to you. In order to keep fit, it’s enough to perform a few simple exercises at home, move more, monitor your diet, and more often visit the fresh air.
Set a goal
Answer your question: why do I want to go in for sports? If your goal is to lose weight, do not hesitate to admit it. Calculate how many times a week you need to practice, and try not to miss workouts.
Invite a friend 😉
Starting regular exercise and fitness is much easier when you are supported by like-minded people. Invite friends to go to a fitness club, run in the park, or play badminton in the fresh air, someone will definitely keep you company.