1) LAY OUT YOUR WORKOUT CLOTHES THE NIGHT BEFORE:
I know it may sound silly but the mental guilt you will have the next day staring at your gym clothes knowing you never went to the gym is real. Don’t get me wrong, you will not toss and turn over the decision , but you will feel a little bit sad and disappointed in yourself
2) IF YOU ARE A MORNING GYM PERSON, WAKE UP 2 HOURS BEFORE YOUR WORKOUT TIME
This is something that works for me. I am not a morning person. And most importantly I hate…hate..hate eating first thing in the morning. I just never have the appetite. And if you want to not pass out at the gym, you need to have breakfast. So for me I will need at least 1 hour of just being awake and moving around the house then an extra 1 hour for breakfast before heading to the gym.
3) ASK SOMEONE TO CALL YOU EVERYDAY AN HOUR BEFORE YOUR WORKOUT TIME FOR ABOUT A WEEK.
For me, this person is my trainer. Nelson knows how difficult I can be, especially on my first couple of days back at the gym. So, for the first week he will blow up my phone as a reminder that he is waiting and that I need to get my butt in formation.
4) GIVE YOURSELF 72-96 HOURS BEFORE GETTING FRUSTRATED AND GIVING UP
The first 3 days of any workout plan is the hardest. Trying to psych yourself up on these 3 days is almost impossible. You are exhausted, your body is sore, you wake up ever morning reminiscing on the other things you used to do instead of going to the gym and more… So before saying “F&*K this, I’m over it” give your self 3 to 4 days of constant and consistent workout days. Before you know it the 5th day will be easy breezy.
5) SHOP FOR THE WEEK
Pretty obvious and self explanatory right? If you have good food in the house, you will not eat the bad outside.
6) FIND A WORKOUT BUDDY….ONLY IF IT WORKS FOR YOU
I’ve been told this anytime. But, personally this has never worked for me. I am what you call a professional derailer and my friends are always ready to be derailed. So this would never work for me. But if you have friends who can put their foot down and gets you out of the bed on time and in the gym..have them be your workout buddy…. p.s let me know if that works for you… cause yeah.
7) TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME CUTE WORKOUT GEAR
I know how this sounds, but ya’ll it’s so true. If you have a cute pair of leggings, sports bras and sneakers you will feel the need to show the off somewhere. And what better place than the gym.
8) FIND PHOTOS OF YOURSELF WHEN YOU USED TO HIT THE GYM RELIGIOUSLY
Seriously, I dare you. Find a photo yourself mid into a good workout routine. When you find it, try to remember how good you felt about your self at that time, and not only how good you felt but also how good you looked… In fact find a photo when you were wearing almost nothing or something super tight…. now look at how amazing your booty looked at that time. If that does not get you back at the gym, child I don’t know what will.
9) AND LASTLY DO IT FOR YOURSELF
I had to finish this off with something cheesy but true.