“Let’s start body-building and embark on the path to glory”.
This is a statement which most people in their late 20’s commonly speak. However, the sad truth is that 73 percent of these people often do give up before even coming close to their goal. This percentage consists of people who give up due to lack of time or are unable to follow their dietary and workout programs.
So if you are also one of those who has tried repeatedly, but is not able to join the gym, here are a few tips to get you motivated.
- Find Yourself a Gym Buddy
Going on a solo journey of bodybuilding might prove to be boring but if you have a gym buddy to tag along then it is a whole different story. You may not feel the need of going to the gym and will instead prefer turning off your alarm and having an hour more of sleep. However, if you have a friend, chances are that you wouldn’t like bailing out on him.
- Go to a Gym You Like
Well, there are plenty of gymnasiums open in every area but you ought to choose the one which is your personal favorite. It might be expensive but it will act as a motivation for you to come and workout every day. Going to a cheap gym with fewer facilities will eventually spoil your mood and you will not feel like going to it every day. Also as you are not investing much in this gym, you probably wouldn’t care that the money is being wasted. A bit expensive gym with extra facilities will be something which you will look forward to, even if that is not the case then the money you spend will motivate you to make the most of it.
- Maintain a Progress Report
Now, this is one thing which most of the people don’t do or make while going to the gym. They think that they aren’t making any progress which leads to demotivation and eventually they quit the gym. Try maintaining a progress report on the workout schedule you are following and any change that it is having on your body. Keep track of the important pointers in your workout schedule. Don’t think of any change as being too small to keep track of. Anything from a decrease in fat levels to increase in muscle mass should be accounted for. Download applications available in Google Play Store and App store which help you to keep track of your progress easily.
- Set Realistic Goals
People often give up on their workout schedule as they are not able to achieve the unrealistic goals they have set. Programs such as getting a ‘six-pack abs in a month’ are not possible. Therefore set goals which you can achieve in the time frame you have set. Go for smaller goals and eventually increase the intensity as you progress. You will feel confident as you are able to achieve the first milestone you had set and this would in turn motivate you to cover the entire path to achieving a better version of you.
- Reward Yourself
As you start working out there would be times when you will feel down or when will not be able to get up from the bed and walk all the way to the gym. That is totally fine. Do not go too hard on yourself and give your body rest when it needs. After a heavy week of workout treat yourself with some delicious food and a complete rest day. Once you make space for aworkout in your schedule it won’t be long till it becomes your habit.
So follow these important pointers which motivate you to workout out and hence become a better version of yourself.