6 Ways to Stay Motivated Working Out at Home

By on 11/29/2016

Stay Motivated Working Out at Home

It is important to stay motivated when working out, but it can become difficult after some time. It’s not unusual for people to lose their motivation for working out or losing weight simply because these activities can get boring and it can take a lot of time to make a difference in your body.

However, there are certain things that you can do to change this situation. People make mistakes, and these mistakes are especially tricky if you don’t even know if it’s a mistake. We’re here to help you out and show you some guidance. Here are a few tips on how to stay motivated while working out at home!

 

1. Make a schedule

Planning ahead is probably the best thing you can do when you decide to work out at home.  Schedules are important because they let you plan the rest of your day and divide time evenly. You can choose to do workouts in the morning and evening, or you can choose to do one big session in the middle of the day. Whatever your choice may be, it’s much easier with a schedule. Oh and don’t deviate from your schedule – you will lose your motivation this way, and you will most likely start procrastinating. Stick to your schedule but also be a tiny bit flexible so you can make changes on the dime!

 

 

2. Find a workout partner

The gym is usually the place where you can find other people working with out with,  but if you’re working out at home, how do you find the company to help keep you motivated or overcome the boredom that can set in working out at home?

Well, it’s fairly easy! You don’t have to invite someone each and every day,  but try to have a workout partner at least twice a week when you are working out at home. Having someone working out alongside you is great, and it’s a motivation boost and prevent boredom of working out alone.

 

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3. Change your couch potato mentality

Couch potatoes are people who love sitting on a couch and simply watching TV.  Of course, this isn’t the only example, and this doesn’t mean that those people are bad or that being a couch potato is bad.  I find it interesting and relaxing, but I don’t practice this.

Anyway, if you’re still a couch potato, it might be time to change that. Couch potatoes have a hard time working out and moving because it requires them actually to be physically active – and there’s nothing better than relaxing (in their mind at least)! So get up and start sweating – your body won’t become very healthy by itself!

 

4.Think fun and add variety to your home workout routine

Repeating the same exercise is boring and will most likely cause you to lose motivation. Instead of simply repeating the same workouts, change it up a bit! Add something fun, include a lot of variety, and simply make it interesting for yourself.

You shouldn’t have to do something that’s boring so help yourself make the workout session as enjoyable as possible! Workout games are also an interesting option or even indoor cycling (if you have an indoor cycling machine).

 

5. Set realistic workout goals

Lots of people set work goals when working out at home that they simply cannot reach, and when they realize that they will inevitably fail, they lose all hope and motivation and eventually stop working out.

Don’t be that person and tell yourself that you can do it.

Also, instead of setting impossible goals, set realistic ones, even if it means going slower than expected at first and increase your goals overtime as you see results.  Losing weight or improving your overall health isn’t something that happens overnight so don’t expect massive changes in a short period.

 

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6. Track your progress

You won’t even know how well you’re doing if you don’t track your progress. We recommend finding apps or gadgets that help monitor the progress for you, but if that isn’t what you’re interested in, it’s fine if you simply write your progress on a piece of paper.

There are several free apps you can download to your cell phone or laptop computer that will help you track your workout progress.

 

Author Bio

Jennifer O’Neal is a lifelong cyclist, enjoying the thrill of an outdoor ride as much as the one on her indoor cycling bike. She regularly contributes to allexercisebikes.net, a leading provider of exercise bike reviews and education.

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Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a health blogger who is passionate about natural and holistic cures for men's health issues.He is the founder of menshealthcures.com
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4 Comments

  1. Rachel

    03/28/2017 at 2:50 am

    Thanks for sharing this. I really need this, I am doing home workouts and i admit sometimes I lose motivation to kepp going, This would help me a lot.

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    03/21/2017 at 1:57 am

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  3. Leo J.

    12/28/2016 at 3:47 am

    Well, for me the hardest part is to find a partner. I have a lot of friends who want to start working out but something stops them. And i’ve tried everything to get them up from their couches..
    Ok, I can work out also by my own, but still.. its better when you have someone beside you.

  4. James

    12/15/2016 at 12:10 am

    Some great ideas here, it can get really lonely working out on your own so you definitely need to be aware of that so you can combat it when it crops up!
    James´s last blog post ..Best kettlebells to buy and use in your home gym in 2017