A workout is on the agenda today, but you’re beginning to feel that all too familiar “maybe tomorrow” mindset creeping in.
It happens to all of us. When you’re motivated, working out can feel easier to get into and enjoy. But what about when you’re not?
You may have asked yourself questions like, “Why is it so hard to motivate myself to exercise?” and, “How can I get myself motivated to exercise?”
There are countless reasons why you might feel unmotivated to exercise, but for many, it comes down to not having a plan, becoming overwhelmed with advanced workouts, and not having a reliable support system.
If you’re looking for a few easy ways to get back in the groove or even begin your fitness journey, here are some solid solutions to solve the question of how to get motivated to work out.
Have A Plan in Place for Workouts
One of the easiest ways to get yourself motivated to work out is by having a plan. With so many different kinds of workout programs available, it can be overwhelming to pick and stick with one.
Take the guesswork out of working out by using iFIT. As one of the largest fitness libraries, you’ll have instant access to walking, running, biking, strength, and other workout programs led by expert trainers in just a few taps.
Instead of figuring out what to do in a workout, your trainer will coach you through your session step by step.
There’s also different workout programs to choose from that have built-in progressions and monthly Challenges that will help naturally progress you through your fitness journey.
iFIT can be accessed on NordicTrack treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, and rowers, or with the iFIT mobile app and iFIT TV app. To find progressive workouts in the app, simply navigate to the Browse section, and you’ll find a variety of different categories to explore. With several ways to use iFIT, it’s easy to log on, find a workout that interests you, and get going!
Start Small and Give Yourself Grace
Have big goals for yourself? Don’t take them on all at once! To succeed in creating and maintaining routines like working out, it’s important to first take it in smaller, more manageable steps.
Want to run a 5K? Great! Let’s begin with walking workouts, then progress into jogging.
Maybe you’re interested in biking some nearby trails in your area. Why not make it a plan to build up your leg strength and stamina first?
It’s also worthwhile to consider the time you spend working out. Don’t feel like an hour-long sweat session? Shoot for a 20-minute workout! While it’s short, those 20 minutes are still a step in the right direction for your goals. Some movement is better than no movement at all!
Best of all, achieving more bite-size goals over time may just contribute to you enjoying cardio and strength training more than ever!
Join A Fitness Community Online or In-Person
Having people in your corner can make all the difference, and that goes for your fitness goals, too.
Community is crucial, especially if you enjoy sharing experiences and building relationships with folks. If you’d prefer in-person, there are likely micro-communities at your local gyms and recreation centers.
Maybe it’d be easier to join an online group. After all, as a NordicTrack equipment owner, you’re likely working out at home. Luckily, iFIT has a huge online community that’s made up of people like you.
Some are beginning their fitness journeys, while others are returning from hiatuses or they’re seasoned iFIT members.
Join the Facebook community and get to know some of the stories of those who make up the iFIT family and you’ll quickly feel right at home!
Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFIT assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article. Always follow the safety precautions included in the owner’s manual of your fitness equipment.