- I’m so worn out.
- I’m excessively stressed.
- It’s cold and wet outside, and the couch is so comfortable.
- It’s too hard.
- I am out of energy.
- The journey is long enough.
If you have any of these questions and learning ways to motivate yourself for a workout. You are probably a beginner. Either it could be, just restarting after a long pause. Whatever be the reasons, you are in the right article and reading a way out of this zone.
Beginning is always difficult, then the results drive you crazy like an addiction.
Beginning- The Lethargic Behavior
Initial days are too difficult. This is due to the fact you are in a state of tiredness, weariness, fatigue, or lack of energy. This is the time when your subconscious mind is calculating the days it will take to achieve the desired results.
How to come out of this zone?
It isn’t difficult as much, as we think it may be. These are the days when muscles are stiff as you haven’t been stretching them for months. They have adopted the desired state and they are rigid and stiff.
On top of that, your trainer has put you on weight training and the muscles are getting more stiffed. This is the mistake you should never do. When you start, for a week, you should just work out on minimizing the stiffness of the muscles. Cardio workout collaborated with stretching exercises is the only beginner workout you need to do. Understand the importance of breathing in the workout and build a strong foundation of knowledge, so that you know, what you are doing. In the first week, you just need to go through the following topics:
- Cardio Traning: A Complete Guide
- Importance of Breathing in Yoga Apart from yoga, it also works out the same way for any workout activity. The role of breathing is also mentioned in the cardio training guide.
- The Importance of Stretching
After reading this you are ready for week 1 without hurting yourself as much.
The Right Mindset
According to psychologists, motivation is an internal process that activates, guides, and maintains behavior required to achieve certain goals. The lethargic behavior is itself the result of a lack of motivation.
Don’t just think about how many days or months will it take to achieve the desired results? Just plan the two weeks of dedication at this very moment. When we say this we mean it by heart. If you skip a single day, the next day is going to be much difficult then the day you started.
Remember, the pain and suffering are in the mind, not in the muscles. If you ever feel tiredness, fatigue, or lack of energy. You just have to think right now about putting on your gym clothes. You have already beaten down your mental state. When you reach the working out spot. If you feel the same tiredness or lack of energy, just think if you won’t beat this mental state of pain today. It may get worst tomorrow. Songs are good motivational enhancers as they engage with your mental state and will help to keep your consciousness disturbed from the tiredness or lack of energy’s emotions.
Choosing a partner
Partners can help in motivating you for the workout. Always choose a partner of the same caliber. It will help you both by creating a small competing ground. Don’t choose a partner who is an intermediate in their journey, you will find difficulty in competing with them. Though if you can find a good trainer who could keep a check on you. It will be good. The trainer motivates you to do more.