This installment of Yoga Living Project is from guest writer Prince Kapoor about how to stay motivated for your workouts which everyone struggles with but is especially timely right now as those resolutions can start to taper off despite our own best efforts. Read on if you have a minute or two as he gives some sage advice about how to keep yourself tip top even in those low points. As always let us know how you liked the article and if you would like to be featured as  guest writer for YLP just email me over at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


5 Ways To Motivate Yourself For Workout

We all are running these days. Running to meet our deadlines, our aspirations, our dreams. Amidst all this running around, do we really get time for ourselves? I am not talking about getting a Spa done, or a fancy pedicure. Some real time. If not much, at least 45 minutes to heal ourselves.

The fast life, that is the modern trend deters us from spending a bit of healing time. As a result, we are physically and mentally broken.

While the mental aspect can still be taken off by reading books, meditating, listening to music, it is the physical aspect that suffers.

The lack of exercise amidst the youth are leading to problems such as arthritis, backaches, joint pains, and various other issues.

In order to deal with such ordeals, one has to motivate himself/herself to workout. 45 minutes or 30 minutes can easily be taken out of one’s schedule for exercising. We just have to stimulate ourselves to do so.

Below are 5 ways to go about it:

Enhanced Thought Process:

A lot depends on how one chooses to think. You will notice that you will feel much better if you think so even if you are burning with high fever. A lot of power rests in our thoughts, and only we can unlock its potential.

After coming back from work, if you start to think that you are too tired, you will not feel like moving a muscle, let alone exercising. But if you think “yes I can”. You are bound to unlock a fresh stash of energy to last for another 45 minutes.

Plus exercising does make one feel fresh and light.

Goal Setting:

Different people exercise for different reasons. While some exercise to lose weight for upcoming occasions, others may be working out for medical reasons. No matter what the cause, it is important for you to set some concrete goals which you would like to achieve at the end of a given time.

Think of this as a new project at work. Once you know what is to be achieved, the time frame is set, the means that should be incorporated can be easily decided. Likewise, if you know how to lose the weight and by when, you can select the best approach to go about it.

Setting An Workout Schedule:

We generally deal with things better if they are a part of our daily schedule. We get up, clean up, have our breakfast and head out to work. Normally, nothing of this is missed, since it’s part of our daily schedule.

Likewise, if we set a particular time to exercise, it will become a part of our daily schedule, and thus the chances of missing it will be minimized. Check out this awesome article about setting up workout schedule.

Given our busy schedule, it is impossible to exercise during the afternoon. Generally, one has two choices, early morning hours, or late at night.

If you are not a morning person, then you can schedule your exercise for late night, after you return from the office.

On the other hands, exercising in the early morning hours make a person feel refreshed and full of energy for the rest of the day.

Variety Is The Key:

Variety is the spice of life. So why should it not be followed for your exercise schedule? Who says exercise is all about planks, situps, and crunches? It can have other stuff too.

After a few basic warm-up exercises, get going with Zumba or Aerobics. These dance exercises are fun and really effective. Topped with some nice and fun music, you can rock and shed some calories within a very short time.

Additionally, you can also sign up for such classes.

You will lose weight for sure, but imagine the fun you will have while doing so!

Setting up Motivational Posters:

While working out on your fitness goals, it's important to have something concrete to look ahead to. Something like a motivational poster.

Think about the fitness quote which makes you all pumped up. Or is there a celebrity who’s figure you admire?

Get such posters handy and put them up in the room you workout in. With such motivational posters around, you will get the required gusto to work towards your fitness goal. I have my own designed motivational posters all around my work room. They inspire me to get going.

A well-toned body can boost your confidence to a great extent. Apart from fitting in the pair of jeans which is lying in your wardrobe for years, you can actually feel a difference in your energy levels.


Author bio: Prince Kapoor is a seasoned Marketing Analyst and Blogger. With his skills, he has been helping fellow marketers and brands worldwide. You can reach him out at

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