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Going to the Gym May Not Be the Right Choice for Some People, Here’s Why

29. Let Others Help You To Stay Motivated  Diana Mitrea, a personal trainer and co-founder of Stronger With Time, says, “Having other people around me with… Trista - January 21, 2020
Going it alone isn’t the best idea; keep someone at your side to keep pushing you forward. Shutterstock.

29. Let Others Help You To Stay Motivated 

Diana Mitrea, a personal trainer and co-founder of Stronger With Time, says, “Having other people around me with those same goals is always exciting. We’re all talking about the right things and pushing each other, and we celebrate their victories as well as mine.”

If no one wants to go to the gym with you, ask a supportive partner, family member, or even a friend to hold you accountable. Their support will be a significant motivating factor in your fitness journey. Another good idea is to sign up for something that you can work towards, such as entering a marathon.

Getting the right workout clothes can also help you immensely to stay in the motivated mood. Shutterstock.

30. Get Dressed And Get Going 

Once you make a choice to enter this, tell your friends and family about it. Because they know about it, you can’t just miss it because they will be excited to cheer you on at the finish line, and you won’t want to let them down. Everyone will have their own things that give them motivation, and this might be the one for you. 

Another tip to remain motivated is to dress for a workout, even if you aren’t feeling it that day. Research has shown that brains are susceptible to “enclothed cognition.” What does this mean? It means that dressing the part can help give you the motivation you need to get what you need to do. So, put on your work out clothes and get going!

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