5 am. Ugh. What were you thinking when you set that alarm? Do you really need to get on the indoor cycle this morning? Begrudgingly, you get up. It’s a matter of commitment. However, until you’re actually clipped in, anything can happen to prevent your workout from actually happening.
Here’s how we like to look at it: each kind of workout has a point of commitment. With running, it’s that first step. With hitting the pool, it’s diving in. For those who lift, that point of commitment occurs the instant they set foot in their fitness space. But before you get to your point of commitment, the phone might ring. You might remember something – anything – to get out of this workout. But clipping in means it’s go time. One push of your indoor cycle’s pedal and you’re on your way, committed to finishing another good workout and taking one more step towards your goal.
Keeping Your Eye on the Prize
It’s easier to stay committed when you are focused on your goals. You know that phrase, eye on the prize? Well, why not actually visualize hitting some of your goals? Keep your smaller personal goals in mind, too. They’re another motivating factor to focus on while debating getting out of bed. Remember, your goal doesn’t have to be outrageous. You’d be amazed how setting small goals can actually lead to big results. A simple goal: just make your workout better today than it was yesterday.
Keep Your Workout Interesting
Boredom is the enemy of progress – especially when it comes to fitness workouts. It’s easier to stay committed if you keep your workouts interesting, whatever that means to you. It might be setting up competitions with your friends or listening to motivational speeches during your workout. Try out a new playlist. Maybe you’re data driven and like to monitor your heart rate or progress. Gym Source has equipment that lets you set and monitor time, distance, or calorie goals during your workout. We also have machines that let you monitor your heart by displaying different colors for specific target heart rate zones.
Whether you’re using an indoor cycle, treadmill, or any piece of gym equipment, keeping your workout fun and interesting is a great way to stay motivated – and that’s the key to making good on your commitment to your workout…and to yourself.