ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Ways-to-get-Motivated-to-Workout and Look Good

Updated on February 21, 2014

In order to achieve your fitness goals, whether it is to look better and stronger, to perform better in sports or to lose weight, you will need to stay motivated. Many people choose to give up after few months working out. Why? Probably because they do not see the results they desire. So, here are some tips to maintain your enthusiasm of working out.

You must set a realistic goal

Many people set unmeasurable and unrealistic goals and these make them give up easily when they do not see the results. For example, some hope to lose 30lbs in a month which is kind of impossible for most of the people. After a month, they realize they lose for only 5lbs; they will start losing hope and give up. So, do not set yourself an impossible mission. On the contrary, setting a measurable goal, such as increase your bench press weight by 40lbs at the end of the year will give you focus and it helps to achieve your goal.


Track your progress

Recording and keeping track of your training progress down on a paper will give you great motivation. I know it seems to be troublesome, but it helps. The good news is that you do not need to write down every single details of your workout session. Just record the sets, repetitions, and weights of the main exercises (deadlift, squat, bench press, clean and press etc.) that you have done in during your workout. Once you realize that you are not progressing, you can easily change the routine of your workout.


Change your routine

Once in a while, you should change the routine of your workout sessions. Make some simple changes. For example, the sets of every exercises, the repetitions or even the order of the exercises. Changing your routine benefits you in some ways. First, you will less likely to get bored with your workout sessions and give up. Change your routine when you feel like things are starting to get dull. Secondly, changing your routine stimulates your body in a different way and it will make you one step closer to your fitness goal!


Take a step back when necessary

I believe there will be a time when you feel like giving up workout during your journey in achieving your fitness goals. Ask yourself, why is it happening? Is it because you did not see the desired results? Or is it because you are doing things over and over again? Definitely there will be a reason why you are so unmotivated. Once you identify the root of your problem, you can start doing things about it. For instance, change your routine like the point stated above.


Conclusion

On days where you really do not feel like exercising, try this method: get off your couch, change into your workout gear, and do five minutes of your normal routine. Then, I guarantee most of the time you will want to continue and finish your full routine. However, if you still do not feel like continuing, take a step back and think of your problems.

Remember, reading this article would not make you 100% motivated for a long time; it is your mind that will.


Here is one motivational video for you

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)