Tired of exercising? Here is why you need a workout motivator

Anam Shahid Oct 20 2015
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It is not easy to stay fit and healthy. I tell you this from personal experience. Ever since I have cut back on working out, I not only feel like a slob but have started to look like a blob.

As essential it is to stay healthy, it is as equally important to workout or do some sort of exercise to keep your body and mind active. You won’t see a 60-year-old going for a jog, if they’ve sat all day on a chair their entire life. No, you only see those people fit in old-age who have set a workout routine for themselves, which they have been following for years.

I know it’s easier said than done but once you get the hang of it, there is no going back for some. So, what really is their secret to being so strict and devoted to their workout (of course keeping aside the point that they want to be fit)? What really keeps them going?

The answer is weight-loss motivators. And who are these motivators? Mentioned below are a few examples.

TRAINER/COACH

Most people, when hitting the gym, usually join for the sole reason of having a trainer guide them through their workout time. This way, they know what exercise they should do for the body part they are aiming for. This is probably the main reason why people choose to have trainers, but think again. Some people like to have trainers to actually motivate them to push harder, do 10 more push-ups when you’ve reached your optimum. Some trainers do this by acting like cheerleaders while others they have their aggressive terms if you fail them.

FRIEND OR COMPETITOR

It is great to have a friend as a partner to go to the gym with you. They too can act like your coach by hurling you more to finish off your exercise completely. This way you also have company and don’t feel that you are the only one obsessed with staying fit. Alongside this, you often come across people in the gym whom you identify as your competitor. This starts off to be a very indirect interaction of motivation but it does exist. You don’t give up this time because then your ego and pride shout in your head, “YOU CAN BEAT HER/HIM.”

MUSIC

This is my personal favorite and I think most people literally cannot seem to work without it. Music is a must to all sort of workouts. Studies prove that your muscles trigger more intensity when parallel to an upbeat rhythmic tune. That is why it is important for you to have a warm-up before you start to workout, because your heart pumps faster giving your body a faster jolt to work with. However, even in your workout playlist, balance is a virtue. Being accustomed to the same songs can start to be boring. And on the contrary, too much newness can be juddering. So, to keep you on an even scale, here is a list of the month provided by Run Hundred – the web’s most popular workout music blog.

  • Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz – Downtown
  • Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
  • Kaskade – Never Sleep Alone
  • Tink&Tazer – Wet Dollars
  • Fenech-Soler – Last Forever
  • Nick Jonas – Levels
  • Pharrell – Freedom
  • Zedd& Jon Bellion – Beautiful Now (Big Gigantic Remix)
  • Andy Grammer & Eli Young Band – Honey, I’m Good
  • X Ambassadors – Renegades (Astrolith Remix)

There you have it folks. These are probably the essentials you need as a company to keep you working out till the end of your workout time.

Anam Shahid

Anam Shahid:

Anam has always been fond of writing and fiddling with words which allows her to not only express herself but pass them beyond. Graduating as a media student at ICMS, creativity comes to her pieces on its own.