5 Tips to stay motivated to exercise

The change in time means there is less daylight to power you through your afternoon. If you regularly exercise after work, the darkness can put a damper on your fitness motivation. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track with your workouts.
The change in time means there is less daylight to power you through your afternoon. If you regularly exercise after work, the darkness can put a damper on your fitness motivation. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track with your workouts.

1. Work out in the morning

Working out when the sun is up can boost your motivation to move as well as give you more energy while you exercise. If getting to the gym at sunrise doesn’t sync with your schedule, then fit in a workout on your lunch break.

2. Change your workouts

If your fitness routine involves running or biking outdoors, head to the gym to work out. Not only will you get to exercise in a well-lit environment, you can take advantage of the fitness classes and various cardio and weight equipment to cross train. A change in your workout routine can raise your motivation to exercise.

3. Recruit a workout partner

Find a fitness buddy to keep you accountable to your workouts. Exercising with a partner can breathe new life into your fitness routine, give you motivation to try new workouts, and make working out more enjoyable.

4. Work out at home

Tired of the gym scene? Don’t want to brave the cold, rainy, or snowy weather to exercise? Then work out at home. Buy a few fitness gagets  (exercise ball, resistance bands, kettlebells, yoga mat, hula hoop, etc.), turn up your favorite workout playlist and sweat in the comfort of your own home. Stock up on fitness DVDs so you always have a new workout ready.

5. Plan ahead

Make working out as convenient as possible. Put your workouts on your daily schedule — treat them like any other appointment you know you’ll keep. Pack your gym bag every night so it is ready to go. Keep your workout gear at work or in your car so you have no excuses.

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