How do you keep motivated?

  • Using daily burn for more then 3 weeks already. Good kickoff with doing an exercise every day!
    The only problem is that I can only train in the morning before work, and that is where the problem lies. I can't go out of bed and I love to snooze, so by the time I am already late for work I don't have time for a workout and the average is now only 3 workouts a week.
    So, how do you keep motivated? Especially, if you workout before going to work.

    JickedWim   by: JickedWim
  • 4 votes
    Bathsheba  about 2 years ago by: Bathsheba

    I would start with really working on establishing a regular sleep schedule that gives you enough rest so that you will feel ready to get up in the morning. Make that your first and foremost goal for two weeks, keep a sleep diary, try to cut out tv, caffeine and stressful activity in the evening, especially in the hour before bedtime. If you want, you can get an alarm clock and sleep monitor service like Lark UP or ZEO that will monitor your sleep quality and give you tips on how to improve it. I have a Lark Up and it really helps (it also has the gamification aspects). If you only have time for the short workout, do that. Over time, you will WANT to get up earlier so that you can get more of that great workout feeling.

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    buckry  about 2 years ago by: buckry

    Honestly, I love video games and the points and ranks and other meta-activities here really are the thing that drive me. My wife signed up and she couldn't care less about that stuff, but for me I will sometimes kill myself and do a 3rd video just to get another 250 points. That's how I do it, and my suggestion would be to see if you can get interested in the same thing. Strive hard for that next rank, if you miss a single day doing a video it's going to mean one more day that you don't get it. That's just my two cents.

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    KateHough  about 2 years ago by: KateHough

    You can also try frequent, short bursts of exercise throughout the day if you hit the snooze button too many times. Here at the DailyBurn offices, we do small fitness challenges every few hours to stay active. You can try doing a set of pushups and a set of body weight squats every other hour. Think of it as a challenge so see how many you can do during a day. Healthy competition with each other and ourselves it what drives us here at the office.

    • Bathsheba
      Bathsheba about 2 years ago

      I really like this idea. My problem is that I would never think to do this without a prompt and work in an office where really there is no one else here that would do this with me (there is not a lot of fitness enthusiasm). Is there a way that DailyBurn could randomly alert us to complete little mini challenges throughout the day. That way, I could compete with my Daily Burn community (much more supportive and "there" than my real one). For example, walk 1 mile or do as many pushups as you can in 1 minute.

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    thrivefit  about 2 years ago by: thrivefit

    Do you have to workout before work? Have you tried after or at lunch? When you're trying to develop a habit, do your best to set yourself up for success. If the time of days is the issue, can you change it?

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