Getting into a routine of going to the gym consistently and maintaining your motivation can be really tough, especially when your life is already busy as it is. Here are some tips on getting motivated and staying motivated.
1. If your schedule is already super busy, try to make it to the gym before your day really begins.
I know for me, going to the gym early in the morning is a great way to start my day. It wakes you up and makes you feel refreshed. If you do this, you won't need have to worry about other things getting in the way of you getting to the gym!
2. Grab a friend.
Having someone to work out with is great. It gives you someone to talk to and keep you company throughout your workout. Plus, you can keep each other motivated!
3. Take progress pictures.
When you've been working out consistently and are beginning to feel like you haven't made progress, the pictures that you take of yourself before you started can show you how far you've actually came. This in itself can be a motivator for helping you continue to reach your goal.
4. Get a fitness tracker, like a FitBit.
I myself have a FitBit and it's one of the best investments I've made. It allows you to set goals for yourself. I know that I've been surprised by how many steps I take in a single day without even going to the gym sometimes!
5. Reward yourself for your hard work.
Plan your cheat meals in advance so you have something to look forward to. With all of the hard work you'll be putting in, it is important to remember to treat yourself!
6. Most importantly, don't be too hard on yourself!
"Standards" of beauty these days are unattainable. Not everyone was born with the figure of a Victoria's Secret model! Remember to love yourself.