Your intentions are commendable but your actions are perhaps lacking. I totally get it, we all have those days where we can not be bothered to hit the gym and work out. Being healthy is so crucial to living a long healthy life. One minute, you seem to be having those days on a regular basis. Whatever you try to get out of this ‘weird funk’ doesn’t work. Unfortunately, you are stuck to the sofa like glue and you might not be able to get unstuck anytime soon.
Sometimes life gets in the way and there isn’t time to get your motivation going. However, you can not let this attitude escalate or else you will never exercise again. Well… I’m exaggerating and you will, but you won’t do it as regularly and your health will suffer. If you think you are tired and out of energy now, wait until the body begins to break down.
The solution is to figure out why this is happening.
Why are you never in the mood to work out? In truth, there are hundreds of potential answers; however, it normally comes down to five main areas. Continue reading to find out what they are and how to combat them.
Here’s Why You’re Not In The Mood To Exercise
High cortisol levels can be pretty dangerous. Stress leads to negative emotions and this can encourage the onset of depression. Not to say you’re clinically depressed, but the cortisol may be causing you to feel less happy than before. The result is mental fatigue, and it’s the reason people never feel like putting on gym clothes and leaving the house.
Reducing stress is the only option here. On average, exercise is the perfect way to release the tension and relieve the pressure but it isn’t an option here. Therefore, you will need to find another alternative. A spa day can help, especially if it involves getting a massage! Rubbing away the knots eliminates the tension in the body, which then does the same to the mind.
If this doesn’t sound like something you would do, then try meditating. You can do it at home without a stranger touching your body. Other than that, you can reach out to a friend or therapist and talk about your feelings and vent.
You are ready to start your day when something pops into your head. Walkers ramble around for forty-five minutes or more to burn fat and boost cardio. The problem is you are probably planning on doing high-intensity training and the thought of that most likely scares you off.
Often, the idea of working out for a long period is enough to make a person find an excuse. What you need to do is break it down into manageable chunks. Then, there should be no reason to avoid the gym. Start by saying “I’m only going to do fifteen minutes tonight.” The odds are higher if you continue after the deadline, yet you need the ‘pick-me-up’ to get out of the house initially. If you only manage a quarter of an hour, it’s fifteen-minutes longer than you would have done.
Another tip is to mix cardio and weight-lifting. That way, you can break the session down into ten-minutes on the treadmill, another ten on the weight, and fifteen doing yoga.
Even when you arrive at the gym, you need the motivation to start working out. A fitness center isn’t a wholesome place. People can seem aggressive and as if they judge others based on their appearance. Plus, there is the self-confidence issue you may bring along with you for the ride. Mix this and you’ve got an excuse to quit or to stop yourself from exercising correctly.
Thankfully, music is on hand to help. When the earbuds are in, you can barely hear anything what with the grinding of machines and the churning of weights. Also, there is a lot of chatter and background noise. More importantly than any of this is the fact that music provides focus. Before you know it, you’ll be listening to a playlist which encourages you to get lost in a different world. Time flies when this happens. Seriously, it’s almost as if you’re having fun.
You can tailor your tastes by creating a personal list, or you can go generic. If you prefer the latter, https://www.timeout.com is an inspiring page.
Nothing is wrong with you aside from the lack of fitness. No, you’ve got a little bundle of joy in your belly and can’t take a risk. Sadly, working out is too strenuous and may have an impact on the baby’s health. Well, that is what lots of moms-to-be assume. Anyway, you’re bringing life into the world so you’re allowed to take it easy. You can get back into shape after the birth.
The first thing to note is that working out while pregnant isn’t dangerous. As long as the exercises are suited to your situation, then everything will be fine. Use www.MomsIntoFitness.com for guidance if you’re worried and don’t know what to do, or ask your doctor. The second thing is that exercise is healthy for the baby. Studies show that working out leads to the fetus taking in more oxygen and getting more nutrients.
Http://americanpregnancy.org also points out the benefits for the mom. Normal discomforts disappear, and there are fewer complications during labor.
Let’s be honest, you do not have any. The reason is straightforward: you haven’t told a single soul. You have prepared yourself in your mind, but the brain is easy to trick. In fact, it may be the one which encourages you to slack off and skip the gym.
It’s probably a good idea to tell the whole world that you are on a diet or fitness regime. You will feel as if you have to exercise otherwise people will call you out on it. There is accountability. Although it seems like showing off, it’s a legitimate motivational tactic.
There is no need to tell everyone, but you should mention it to a couple of your friends. You can even grab some of them and attend a group workout class together!
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