The world asks a lot of you these days.

One of those expectancies is going to be getting time in for a workout so that you can look and feel at your best every single day. But, who has the time or the energy to do that? After all, you have a lot on your mind and many tasks on your to-do list. However, your workout is crucial to your health and all you need is a little motivation to get started!

Tips to getting (and staying) motivated for your workout

Here are the realistic and practical tips to help you get your workout working in your favour every single day of the week (or, almost every day).  

Set goals weekly or monthly: For some people, that goal could be something like doing a marathon. But, it doesn’t have to be! Maybe it’s a weekly goal for how many miles or steps you want to take in the run of a week. Maybe it’s a certain amount of weight you want to be able to lift. Or, maybe it’s a certain weight loss goal. Whatever your targets are, pick ones that motivate you and are realistic so that you can actually achieve them.

Splurge on some nice, comfortable workout gear: When you workout, you need to show yourself that you are dedicated to actually doing it. This means you get to go shopping! Splurge on modern, comfortable workout gear like leggings, sports bras or moisture wicking tops. Maybe it’s a new pair of sneakers. Whatever you need to make your workout happen, buy it!

Literally schedule it into your day

Gota planner or a phone app that you use? Literally schedule in your workout at a time where you are home and available. Then, set up reminders (digital or otherwise) so that you actually get up off the couch and do it!

Change it up and exercise in a fun way: Hate running? Then don’t run! Try yoga instead. Love to run but can’t? Get a treadmill or an elliptical. Love variety? Change it up every other day or week and really explore exercise and fitness in a way that makes you excited to see what today’s workout has in store for you. There are all sorts of apps that can help you with this!

Are you seeing it correctly?

The last detail with motivation for your workout is to see it as a positive. Instead of seeing it as hard, tiring, and sweaty, see it as a positive step to a healthy life where you can manage your physical health as well as your mental and emotional health.

Getting and staying motivated to do your workout every day (or, almost every day, let’s be realistic) is going to be all about taking it back a few notches and remember what you’re trying to achieve. There’s no wrong way to workout. The only thing that can ever be “wrong”, is not doing it in the first place. Talk about motivation, right?