Going to the gym can seem like a chore for anyone from time to time, so don’t feel like you are alone on this! Everyone needs to find some extra motivation, and we all have our separate ways of internal forcing our self to the gym.
Drink Some Espresso!
This might seem like a pretty stale trick, but it can seriously help! Caffeine has been proven to increase mental focus and energy levels, but I don’t think we needed science to tell us that.
Pre-workout drinks can get you energized and ready to go to the gym, but these synthetic products can cause heart products and other health issues over time. Coffee is a proven health drink, and is loaded with caffeine. If you need more caffeine than your regular cup of coffee, espresso is a more caffeine packed drink, with all the same benefits!
If coffee is too much for you, try green tea before exercising.
Plan to Work the Mirror Muscles:
If you are a person who can stick to a dedicated training program week in and week out, that’s great. However, many people train for overall health, and not the mirror. If you are one of these people, hitting a day of biceps, triceps, and bench press could be all you need to at least get to the gym!
There’s nothing wrong with going to the gym and doing “easy” exercises on days where you don’t feel like going at all. Doing something is always better than doing nothing!
Many people will feel that having an easy “mirror muscle” day is less straining on the mind and the body, which can help you become more focused and ready for the more difficult training sessions ahead!
Buy A New Outfit for the Gym!
Let’s face it, we all work out to look good. If someone says that they don’t, you can be pretty sure that they are lying to you. Heading to buy an awesome new work out outfit is honestly an excellent motivator for training.
We work out to look good, but looking good while working out is not against the rules either!
No matter how dedicated you are, we all become mentally fatigued from time to time.
The problem becomes when we let our mental fatigue overcome us, and keep us from our goals.
Some days you simply need to push yourself through the workout you are supposed to be doing, but other days you can easily use these tricks just to get you in to the gym for your training!