How to Convince Yourself to Workout Before Work

Believe it or not but being self-employed actually makes it 100 times easier to stick to a workout. You see, now you have much more control over your time and you will be much more able to choose when you want to work and when you want to relax, or exercise.

The problem is, if you aim to finish early at the end of the day and workout then, you will almost always find that it never actually happens. The problem is, you'll still get tired and once you get into the 'flow' you'll find it's almost impossible to break out of it and to return later on while being just as productive.

Working out first on the other hand, means you'll have more energy and a better mood as you work. It's just a matter of being disciplined enough to convince yourself to do so.

Here are some tips that can help.

Set Everything Up the Night Before
One way to help yourself workout before you start work is to set up your gym kit etc. the night before. The aim here is to create the minimum barrier between you and the gym so that there's no effort involved other than the workout itself. Setting things up the night before means you can just grab your bag and go and that helps a lot.
Make Your Workout Fun
If you're going to convince yourself to workout first thing in the morning then it can help a great deal to do a workout that you actually find fun. Working out can be fun – and especially if you do something like rock climbing or sparring with a heavy bag. Find a workout that you enjoy and don't worry too much about your strict goals – they'll come with time as long as you put in the effort.
Oh and your workouts don't have to be super long either. Ten minutes is better than nothing if that's all you have!
Join a Nearby Gym
Which gym do you join?
The nearest one. It's as simple as that. This way you'll save a ton of time and feel much more inclined to workout. And if you don't have a nearby gym, then you should workout from home.
Stress
If you're struggling to workout at all, then you should bear in mind that the problem is most likely linked with stress or your energy levels. It may just mean you're taking on too much work, in which case: try to tune it down a bit!
 

Motivational Exercise Tools That Work

Committing to starting an exercise routine is a great first step when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle. Most people don’t have any problems exercising for the first few weeks. It is after the initial fun period has worn off that your motivations starts to drop. If this sounds like you, not to worry, you do have a few tools that you can use.

A simple pedometer can be extremely motivational. Just knowing that you are wearing your pedometer can easily make you move more. Pedometers range in all sizes and prices. You can easily find one to suit your budget. One of the most popular pedometers today is the Fit Bit. As well as tracking your steps it can help you determine how many calories you burn and more. You can even sync your Fit Bit to your computer so you have all of your information handy.

Just keeping a log of your daily exercise is another tool that can help you stay on track. Write down all the minutes that you exercise and then add up your total at the end of the day. Even snatching five minutes here and there can easily add up to an hour a day.

Listening to music is a wonderful tool that can help you complete your exercise routine. If you run or walk listening to music can help you eat up those miles. Even if you ride a stationary bike or use a treadmill music can help the minutes tick by.

This one depends on where you have your exercise equipment set up. But see if you can position your machine so that you can see the TV while exercising. This way you can watch your favorite show while getting in your exercise.

Other tools that you may find helpful include exercise DVD’s, books and motivational tapes. All of these items can help you stay on track and not lose sight of your goals. 

Listening to a motivational tape each day can really help you stay focused. You recommit yourself each day to exercise. Books can help teach you about the benefits of exercise. While DVD’s are great to use when you can’t make it to your exercise class. This way you have no excuses for not exercising regularly.

See what motivational exercise tools you currently have in place, if you don’t have one, then it is time to pick one of the above and get to work.
 

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