Tips on how to get and maintain the motivation to exercise!
Give it your all in 21 days to create a habit
According to research, it takes 21 days for your body to create or break a habit. After that time, it will be much easier to feel motivated. The body's own feel-good hormones (dopamine and serotonin) are released during exercise, creating a sort of dependence that makes you feel happy and makes it easier for you to continue with your training habits.
Plan the next day
Prepare the day before by packning your gym bag and schedule the time of day that works best for you to exercise. Before you leave the gym check what future classes you want to take and determine which muscles you want to focus on during your next workout.
Bringing a friend is a fun way to socialize and get the workout completed at the same time. Plus it becomes more difficult to cancel when you've made plans with someone else, thus reduces the risk of you skipping out on the workout.
Who will not be motivated to move when hearing music with a peppery spirit pace? Make a playlist with extra upbeat music according to your own personal taste and listen to it on the way to the gym and / or during exercise.
Mark your results
Because muscles weighs more than fat a scale is not always fair. Instead take your measurements! When you see progress you will become even more motivated to continue living a healthy lifestyle.