It might be tempting to tell yourself that you are too busy to work out during the week. The problem is that it is hard to get the same level of exercise in two days during the weekend that you would be able to get during the week. Plus, it's very easy to tell yourself that the weekend is your time to finally cut loose and have some fun, not worry about your waistline. Here are some tips for making sure that you are able to motivate yourself to work out during the work week.
1. Schedule It With Alarms
Your first step is to actually bother to schedule each workout session with alarms. You want to make sure that if you decide to skip a workout, it is a conscious decision that you had to mull over, not an accidental, "running out of time" situation. This will give you a chance to talk yourself into working out and ensure that you know that you missed a workout so that you can consider making it up later in the week.
2. Don't Give Yourself a Chance to Say No
If you decide to go to the gym in the morning, have your work clothes packed and everything prepared for the next day the night before. Lay out your workout clothes right next to your bed so that you can get up, roll out of bed, and immediately put your clothes on. You won't have time to be indecisive.
If you decide to go to the gym after work, have your gym clothes in your car or in your work bag so that you don't give yourself the chance to go home, sit on the couch, and talk yourself out of it.
3. Sign Up for a Fitness Class
If you sign up for a class, you likely don't want to be that member that skips each week and wastes all of the money that you might have paid for it. Knowing that other people are expecting you to be there is a great way to make sure that you stay motivated enough to actually go to the gym.
4. Get an Accountability App
Consider downloading an accountability app that will charge your card a certain amount of money each week that you don't meet the number of workouts that was your goal. This accountability could motivate you to actually go to the gym.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in fitness classes and motivation.