Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

Sneaky Ways to Keep Yourself Feeling Motivated to Hit the Gym

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Often, when you first start a new fitness program, the novelty of it, plus the fast results that often come at the beginning, can be enough to keep you pumped and motivated for every workout session. You are loving having a healthier lifestyle, enjoying the endorphin rush you get post-workout, and really noticing yourself getting stronger and leaner. However, as time goes on, and the newness of it all starts to fade, it can become easier to lose that drive to get out and work out as often as you should.

You may have already met your original goals, or hit a plateau. You may no longer find the surroundings of the gym as stimulating, as you’ve already spent a lot of time there. You may find yourself skipping sessions with only the smallest excuses, or putting in less effort when you’re there.

Happily, there are ways to keep the passion alive when it comes to your relationship with the gym; you just may need to employ some tactics that trick your own mind into getting enthusiastic about your training once more as your gym routine begins to become more of a mundane part of your life. 

Here are some ideas to keep motivated to hit the gym:

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How to Stay Motivated For Exercising In Your Home Gym

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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You can always go do your thing somewhere outside, like in a park, or by a river, or up on a rooftop of an apartment complex, if you have access. However, some days going outside is not an option. Maybe the weather is horrible, or maybe people stare at you. Many folks report embarrassment as one of the biggest reasons why they hate going to a regular gym, and you can read all about these different mind blocks here.

So, a home gym might be the way to go! But in the comfiness of your own home, it can be really hard to keep your motivation up. So, we prepared some tips for you to help solve that issue!

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3 Main Areas of Focus to Maintain a Healthier Lifestyle

Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Being healthy is a choice and a good one that you can adapt to easily. Think of how a healthier lifestyle could make you more productive. When you start quitting your bad habits, you will improve your health in many ways; you will start to feel more energized, not only that, but you also will find your mental health improving along with your body’s defense against illnesses.

Being healthy is not just about your physical well-being, it’s about your mental and emotional as well. That is why you have to make sure that your entire routine is healthy enough.

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Foolproof Ways to Bust Out of a Fitness Rut

Monday, December 17th, 2018

In every person’s life who’s devoted to their fitness regime, there comes a time when you just can’t do it anymore. It all goes around in circles, and you become fed up with your work out sessions. Instead of lifting your spirits and making you feel good, you just end up walking away more frustrated.

This is the point where most people give up and undo all their hard work. The truth is, all you have to do is overcome this point and you’ll be more productive than ever. Thankfully, there are some foolproof ways you can do this without wasting any time or energy.

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How Not To Quit Working Out

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

procrastination badgerProcrastination – you all do it.

It’s sometimes easier to put off until tomorrow what you should really be doing today. When it comes to the gym, suddenly you become an expert in all things delay. Worst still many of you will simply quit – sometimes without ever properly starting! Even if you have the benefit of a no-contract gym membership and won’t suffer financially by quitting too soon, you will be losing out. Your health could suffer, your fitness will drop off and your lifestyle will be less enjoyable as a result.

The temptation to quit will always be there. To deal with this problem, and to ensure that you have the best possible chance to both start the gym and thereafter keep attending, this article gives you the help and advice you’ll need to build the determination to succeed. So before you’re tempted, read on to see just how to stick at it!

 

It’s A Start

You have to remember that everybody has started at some point and that they have all had their first day at the gym. This should reduce the overall fear or intimidation of walking through those doors on day one. Don’t worry if you’re not particularly sporty, to begin with, the fact that you have made a decision to attend and are in fact going through with it is a start and that’s great. You will, however, need to maintain your commitment levels and stay positive. (more…)

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Post Workout Blogging for Stress Relief

Monday, August 13th, 2018

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Many of us have post workout routines that we feel are important for our fitness. From stretches and yoga to meditation and even meals or protein shakes, the things we do after our workouts are just as important as what we do during them.

 

The reason? Fitness is 20% about what we do in the gym and our exercises, 80% about what we eat and put in our bodies, but 100% mental. The post-workout routine is filled with these mental and physical exercises and practices that remain critical to our fitness success.

 

What can we add to our post-workouts for better fitness and for stress relief? Surprisingly, one answer is blogging. Why? Because it combines some of the mental tasks above with habitual practices that make your workouts more productive and help you keep track of the things you want and need to accomplish. Starting a blog, choosing a domain and website host and designing your site are all pretty easy. Once you get going, blogging can be addictive just like exercise.

 

How does post-workout blogging help improve your workouts? Here are a few ways. (more…)

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Best Headphones for Each Type of Workout

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Working out without music would be miserable. Workout playlists make time pass faster and help you pump yourself up for the next rep! If you’ve ever tried to workout with the wrong pair of headphones, you know just how frustrating it can be. Whether you hate dealing with a cord in your face or you sweat all over bulky over-the-ear headphones, you know you need something that can handle your level of workout.

It turns out not all headphones are created equal! Some headphones are best used for certain types of workouts, and that’s why you need to learn more about what kind is right for you. Here is a guide to the best headphones for every type of workout! Take your workout to the next level with these tips.

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Four Great Tips for Reducing Anxiety

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

stress anxiety womanWe recently published a post at Project Swole about treating many comment mental well-being complaints with Xanax, and of course, we all know how well exercise helps with anxiety.

Here are some additional tips for battling anxiety and other mental health issues, ranging from sleep to meditation to alternative supplements.

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6 Nootropic Supplements For Boosting Your Mental Focus At The Gym

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Nootropics are supplements or drugs that enhance memory and cognitive development. They are also known as the smart drugs. The mechanism and actions involve increasing the number of neurochemicals present in the body that will cause the increase of oxygen supply and stimulate good nerve function.

memorization process

This memory-enhancing supplement is often prescribed to dementia patients and individuals that are known to have a below average IQ. In some cases, this drug is also taken by gym buffs who want to give their mental focus a boost. But, contrary to the belief that this will make people intelligent, Neurohacks.co says these supplements serve as stimulators or a nourishment that bridge the gap in the synapse and, therefore, cause an increase in the mental and intellectual function of an individual.

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How to Maintain Your Motivation for Workouts

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

People decide to hit the gym for various reasons. The majority do it to keep fit and healthy, others try to lose weight, and others for personal reasons which include health reasons. After you set your goals, such as aiming to shed a specific number of pounds of weight or achieving certain levels of body strength, you may feel highly motivated, but the motivation may be short-lived. To achieve your goals, you must be consistent doing workouts and check your diet. 

Motivation

Getting yourself to the gym or your working-out place is the most difficult part of exercising. So, what is the secret to get yourself motivated to go for the workout?

The following are some steps to keep your motivation alive: (more…)

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