In this episode you’ll learn 8 tips to make your workouts easier, plus…
- How scheduling makes all the difference in making your workouts easier.
- What a workout buddy can do for you.
- How journaling can be a game changer.
- How your goals are easy, and can supercharge you.
- How buying some nice clothes will actually help.
- And much, much more.
1. Schedule your workouts – Making your workouts a priority on your daily calendar right next to work, dinner, picking up groceries, whatever… will make the possibility of getting them done much higher.
2. Workout with a buddy – Doing things for other people tends to motivate us more than doing them for ourselves. Think about your boss asking you to do a project. This is taking that rule and using it to get in shape. Find a buddy that you can workout with, or simply go to the gym at the same time as. Even if you’re doing CrossFit this will help get you to more classes.
3. Journal about your workouts – It’s 100% the truth that if we don’t keep track of what we are doing than we don’t know if we are doing it well. In this case, if you journal about what you did at the gym, and how it felt… you’ll have a track record of your progress and feelings. Doing this will help to get you into a routine, and take working out more seriously.
4. Set goals for your workouts – Start with a yearly goal. In 1 year I want to… Then in 6 months I want to… Then in 3 months I want to… Then in 1 month I want to… And maybe in the next week I want to… This could be “I want to get to the gym 4 times this week”. Or “I will weigh 150 pounds by this time next year”. Set some goals (and write them down) that will make you feel good when you complete them.
5. Watch videos of people working out that you want to be like – Ok, I know, this one sounds a bit strange, maybe… But it really works! About an hour (or so) before your workout, open up YouTube and search for workout videos of people you want to see workout. This could be The Rock working out, or whomever you think is cool, or would like to be like.
6. Buy some workout clothes that make you feel good – This is another one that you might think is strange… If you’re the guy (or gal) that loves working out in your old gray sweats from high school.. then this is probably one you can skip. But most people will feel better if they look better. So, go to Lululemon (my favorite), and buy something that will make you look and feel good while you workout.
7. Hire a coach or trainer – If you don’t have to think about what you’re going to do when you get to the gym it can take a major hurdle out of the way. If you have a coach, go to a CrossFit gym, or hire a trainer, it’s their job to create a workout that’s going to best suit your needs and goals. For someone like me who’s been working out for ages, finding a good workout to do seems easy, but if you ever feel like you don’t know what to do… then hiring a coach, going to a CrossFit gym, or hiring a trainer can make your workout experience much easier. This could even be an online coach, or coaching program.
8. Psych yourself out – I’ve been doing a lot of work myself on my inner voice. You know, that little voice that is you that’s always talking in your head. Well, did you know that we have control over that voice and what it says? News flash! We do have control over it! And if it says things that pump us up, we will get pumped. But if it says things that bring us down, we’ll feel down. It’s a pretty cool little tool! So…. Whenever you think about your workout, I want you to psych yourself out, and think about ONLY good, cool, awesome things. For example: “I love going to the gym”, “I’m great at working out”, “my body improves to fast, I can’t wait to get my workout in”. You get it. Try this today!
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