Why do some people have such a hard time staying motivated to workout everyday?
Does working out everyday drain your motivation?
It would depend on what you based your motivation on.
If you based your motivation to compete on a National level or a Global level, then working out should be on a 5-workout plan.
If you based your motivation to just get health and want to do something for your body, then working out should be on a 3-workout plan.
Anything more than that, and drain my body of resources it uses to help you heal. There needs to be consistency and repetition.
working out every day is what motivates you to work out every day. it is only when we don't work out every day that we don't work out every day.
oOo, good thought. work sounds like work all right
the best way to get motivated, i have found, is to put music in my ears.
Working out with weights and barbells takes the most motivation of most (is not all) forms of exercise I think. But you do feel good after the workout. Sometimes being in a crowded space, or an overheated room will drain your motivation too. And if you're always on the go and don't get a chance to workout for let's say a couple of weeks at a time, it's hard maintaining a high level of motivation sometimes. Sometimes it's good to have a buddy to workout with (if possible). This might hold your interest as you will now have someone to workout and compete with. But if you don't have anyone to workout with, you just gotta put your best foot forward and go at it alone. And anyone who has worked out for a while knows exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks for your responses ladies!
I get up and run 5-6 miles everyday and do some yoga, weight training or bust my a$$ to some workout dvd 4-5 times a week..It's become like an addiction really, if I get up and not do these things I just don't feel good the rest of the day. There are day I don't want to do it but after I'm done I feel soooo good. I think it's good physically as well as mentally.
My son Christian is a Sports Medicine specialists and will receive his doctorate this year. According to those who know quite a bit more than I, the general consensus is that working out everyday is a definite no no. At the most, every other day is preferred.
Working out everyday just drains your energy and catches up 2 you eventually. This is why you do 2 on 1 off or 5 on 2 off, as long as it works for you!
I workout 6x a week and take Sundays off have been doing this almost for 10 years in a row. I usually take maybe 3-4 weeks off during each year to recover and when I am not working out, it motivates me to get back to the gym to workout harder again.
If I feel drained for that day or don't feel motivated, I don't skip the workout as I either use lighter weight or do easier exercises or do a lower intensity workout.
Working out just to get the good body is draining and no fun. I think it becomes easier if you work out as a supplement to an activity, like sports. You find a goal that you need to reach in a fun, competitive activity, and it drives you. As a bonus, you'll be fit.
Working out everday, as hard as it is at first, really makes me want to work out.
Right now, though I have lots to do, I'm thinking of going to the gym as I didn't get a chance to today. I'm feeling guilty and just love the feeling of when I am done running that 45-60 minutes.
It really is one of the best routines one can break into!
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