I actually really love going to the gym, and I look forward to it each day… well, most of the time! There are some days when I need a little extra motivation once I’m there. Here are 7 ways to motivate yourself at the gym, and I’ve tried them all!
1. Get a workout buddy
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There are two women at my gym I see there every single weekday morning, and I’ve overheard them encouraging each other and gossiping a little. What ideal motivation! If you’re at the gym with a workout buddy, you’re a lot less likely to skip out early, or to skimp on a set.
2. Get your groove on
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This is my all-time favorite way to get motivated at the gym! Music! I load my iPod with my favorite music, and it always inspires me to give a little extra. My favorites right now are “Intro” by The XX and “Symphonies” by Dan Black and “Pumpkin Soup” by Kate Nash.
3. Feel free to covet
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There’s a woman ay my gym with a body I would die for. She’s lean, muscular, and yet curvy and feminine. When she’s at the gym, I use her for a little inspiration and motivation… and I sometimes add some of what she’s doing to my routine…