It’s easy to quit a workout before you’re finished because you’re tired, but that’s when you should push a little harder and do one more repetition or set. That driving force to do one more will help set you on the road to success. It’s all about motivation and driving yourself to reach your goals. If that feeling of exhaustion comes before your workout, just start the workout anyway. You’ll be surprised at how much energy you’ll get when you get moving.
What motivates you to do one more?
Everyone has a different motivation. Sometimes, it’s just proving it to yourself that you can do it. If you’re at the point that you want to sit down and end your workout. Stay standing and take a deep breath. Then do one more exercise, one more set or one more repetition. Try to push yourself to get the last repetition done before you quit. It will make all the difference in not only your success, but how you feel about yourself and your ability to make a change.
Always track your progress and try adding one more repetition every few days.
If you’re doing three sets of 10, after a few days, try going for three sets of 11. Make sure you record your progress every day. Just seeing the progress and how you’re increasing your program will give you motivation to continue. If you’re tired and don’t feel good before you start and your workout isn’t making you feel better or invigorated, it might be better to take that time and get some rest as a precaution.
You know your body, listen to it.
Are you tired, but not exhausted? Then push yourself to do one more. You can do it and finish your workout program. However, if you’re overworking your body by doing long hours every day and working the same muscle groups, that’s another thing entirely. Don’t work the same muscle groups two days in a row. Give those muscles a time to rest, mend and build for a day or two. You can avoid overworking your muscles by exercising your upper body one day, lower body the next. Your body needs one or two days of rest each week.
- Focus on what you want to achieve when you get tired. Is it a healthier body with better vitals? Is it more energy? Or is it just looking fabulous? There’s no wrong answer if it’s right for you.
- Stick with a routing. Workout the same time every day. On your day away from working out, don’t just sit, take a leisurely walk and do active recovery.
- Notice the small changes, especially at first. It will help you keep going when you want to stop. Small changes can include having more energy or simply feeling better. If you’ve had to rest when climbing the stairs, but now don’t have to, that’s progress.
- Focus on the good things, the immediate motivators. Imagine how good you’ll feel when you’ve accomplished your whole workout. Studies show that people who focus on the immediate rewards are more successful.
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