Getting yourself to the gym is half the battle when it comes to working out. It’s hard not to hit snooze repeatedly, change out of our cozy pajamas & leave the house when the couch is the only place you want to be. Maybe you're just getting into working out, or maybe you're a seasoned gym-goer whose motivation is seriously lacking (it happens to every dedicated exerciser at some point!). Thankfully, there are little things you can do before heading out the door that will make a big impact on your motivation. Here are three ways to get you motivated for your workout before you even step foot into the gym.
Build a workout wardrobe
When you look good, you feel good. New workout clothes can get you excited for your next gym sesh, but can also be used as a rewards system. Going out and buying a whole new closet full of workout gear is expensive, so build your wardrobe one piece at a time. Set your workout goals and a wardrobe budget so that every time you hit one of your goals, you can hit “checkout” on that pair of leggings you’ve been eyeing.
Take a clean pre-workout
Energy levels low? There’s nothing wrong with getting a little extra boost. But before you go out to the nearest supplement store and purchase a generic pre-workout, consider the potential negative side effects. Pre-workouts can cause nausea, headaches and jitters. Not to mention they frequently contain artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols.
Instead, opt for a clean, organic and plant-based pre-workout like our Power capsules. Our precise blend of caffeine and L-theanine prevents spikes and crashes so you can experience peak performance without the negative effects of overstimulation. Studies have also shown that caffeine can actually make exercise feel more enjoyable, so you’re more likely to run that last mile or pump that last rep. (Pro tip: blend them into a smoothie for a little extra energy.)
Plan (but make it fun)
Setting yourself up for success is not plausible without making a plan - but make that planning process fun! Maybe every Sunday night you block off time on your calendar to dedicate to working out while watching your favorite comfort show in the background. Maybe you get yourself an aesthetically-pleasing journal where you can jot down your weekly workout routine. Or maybe you make a playlist of your favorite songs on Spotify that you know will get you pumped up during your sweat session. Whatever it is, having little things to get excited about and look forward to will motivate you to stick to your goals.