Summer workouts are great there’s no doubt about that, however its also a holiday season and a time where we can lose motivation caught up in life. As an active person myself, here are my ten motivation tricks to help you stay committed to your summer workout.
1. Set That Alarm And Get Into Routine
To avoid missing your daily summer workout choose a time in the morning that is most suitable for your lifestyle. Set that morning alarm to ensure you get up nice and early, and achieve your workout before the madness of the day kicks in.
2. Start A Motivation Wall
What a better way to stay motivated for this year’s summer workout than to remind yourself of your fitness goals with a motivation wall. Start a wall in a place you visit most during the day, and fill it with everything that will spark that inner motivation, from inspirational quotes to photos or a list of personal goals; whatever it is that may enlighten that motivation, go for it, and get creative!
3. Apps That Track Fitness Levels
With a world of apps, why not experiment with downloading a few fitness apps and choose the best that record your fitness levels. Being more aware of your fitness will allow you to become more motivated for your summer workout and see areas of improvement.
4. work out with Friends
Sometimes motivation can be hard to find when you have to be your own cheerleader. However, working out with friends for your summer workout can work wonders when it comes to increasing that motivation and providing a supportive and sociable workout environment. When all your friends are up and ready to attend that water aerobics class if you wish to give it a skip you’re going to have to face the crew.
5. Take Advantage Of The Good Weather And Combine Summer Activities Into Your Work Out
With the weather warming up its a perfect time to shape your summer workout around fitness activities, that will get you not only motivated to enjoy the sun but the workout too. Why not try including summer activities like swimming and summer night walks on the beach into your summer workout, before you know it you’ll be having so much fun enjoying the most out of summer activities, that you will forget you’re even working up a sweat.
6. Have A Workout Plan And Stick To It
If you want to remain motivated for your summer workout throughout the season, you need to have your own workout plan and ensure you stick to it. Take the time to sit down and focus on the areas you wish to target and what workouts are best for those target areas. Then work these into a weekly workout plan and follow it routinely on a weekly basis, throughout the summer season.
7. Acknowledge Your Results
It’s one thing to be working towards a goal, but when you start to see results without a doubt you will show more motivation. When it comes to the summer, work out make sure you’re tracking your results to enhance motivation. Always remember everyone’s fitness levels are unique and so should your tracking results be. It may be feeling more confident in the clothes you wear or tracking muscle gain. Whatever your tracking process is, own it and make sure you’re seeing your own results in your unique way.
8. Be Persistent In Smashing New Personal Bests
To stay motivated on that summer workout you need to find the drive within yourself, and there’s no better way than to get competitive with yourself. With each record you do set a personal best, then the next week maintain your workout motivation by trying to beat this score.
9. Buy New Gym Gear
What screams summer workout motivation more than new gym gear, I mean who wouldn’t be excited to try out their new gym shorts or skipping rope. With this being said why not go on a gym gear shopping spree and deck out on new gym gear, and why not chuck in a few gym shirts with some motivational quotes on them.
10. Eat A Healthy Balanced Diet
When you make an effort to workout you want to maintain your fitness. Eating a well-balanced diet will leave you feeling better in the inside, boosting your overall energy and motivation to continue that summer workout. So keep bringing that fruit and vegetables into your daily diet.