Je n'aime pas le sport, comment me motiver ?
It’s not always easy to get into sports, especially when you know most of your friends will go out for a drink after work and the others will Netflix and chill. All the more so as you hate sports! Sweating, having sore muscles (for days), feeling a little dumb when you don’t know how to use a machine… Sport isn’t really your thing. Still you’d like more and more to get started and regularly practice an activity as you know it’s good for your health, but what you really keep in mind is you bikini body this summer. So here are a few tips on how to get started and motivated:
1/ Set short, medium and long-term goals
Setting multiples goals overtime is a good way to keep you motivated. Your goals have to be achievable so you can keep them long enough to see some results. Don’t set too high standards; otherwise you may end up being quickly dejected. If you’ve never practiced a physical activity, don’t set a “going to the gym for an hour and a half, 5 times a week” goal. Not only will it be hard for your body to bear as it’s not used, but your motivation will also decrease with the tiredness your body will feel. If you’re getting started with sports, you can set yourself two sessions of an hour to an hour and a half per week. Going to the gym has to be a fun time for you.
2/ Train with a friend
You probably have a friend that is addicted to the gym! Don’t hesitate to ask her or him if you can go to the gym with them. Going to the gym with a friend is always more motivating than going there and not having somebody to interact with. Moreover, if one of you isn’t motivated, the other will take the reins and it is less easy to let yourself be discouraged.
3/ Take before/after pictures
By taking pictures when you start training, you can watch your progress overtime. The idea is to see that you’re getting results in order to even more motivate yourself to keep on going with your efforts. You should take these pictures at regular intervals to be astonished by your progress.
4/ Enjoy yourself!
Even if the word “exercise” rhymes with “dies”, this doesn’t mean at all that training must be a torture session, quite the reverse. Doing sport must become, before anything else, a pleasure, so the best is to try different kinds of training. Id you don’t like the atmosphere of the gym, try to train at home in front of a YouTube video. If, on the contrary, you’d rather have strict surroundings, why not going to a body combat class? A teacher and a room full of motivated people may make you want to unwind! Finally, if you prefer exercising to you own pace, with music, and only think about yourself, nothing stops you from doing your session at the gym on the machines. The important, as you must have understood, is to enjoy yourself and find YOUR sport.