Credit: Empower Your Wellness
You hit the snooze button for 6 am and feel unmotivated to start your day. Groggily, you reluctantly get out of bed to brew your daily dose of caffeine.
If you went out for a run or workout, then you wouldn’t need that coffee and would gain energy and momentum naturally.
"Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years and cut death risk by 14%" according to BBC.
We’ve all seen on social media how keto diets and taking diet pills lead to weight loss, but it seems like it never works. That’s why exercise matters. Let’s talk about the secret to weight loss goals.
Just Get Dressed
If you’re still chilling in your pajamas, then you’re far from getting out the door. Throw on your workout clothes, running shoes, headphones and you’ve won half the battle.
Your actions are telling your mind it’s time to workout. A conversation between your mind and your body looks like this, “Hey body, we are doing this. This is happening very soon. Get ready for it.”
It seems silly that getting dressed will push you to follow through with your workout, but not everything needs to be so complicated.
As soon as you’re dressed, take action.
All you have to do at this point is leave your home. There is no use in this strategy if you throw on your exercise gear just to sit back down on the couch and continue what you were doing.
What’s the use in getting ready for something and then delaying it? Every minute, heck, every second counts. That’s how the mind works.
When you tell it that you’re going to do something, just do it.
Open up that door, enjoy that breath of fresh air, and know that you’ve done 50% of your workout already. Showing up is half of it. The other 50% is your willpower to take the workout seriously.
“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” — Jerry West
The benefits of regular exercise include:
- It can make you feel happier
- It can help with weight loss
- It can increase your energy levels,
- It can help your brain health and memory
- It can help with relaxation and sleep quality
Putting on clothes could be used as motivation to achieve the benefits of regular exercise stated above. Regular fitness is worth it and this strategy may help tremendously.
Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it?
Half the battle is just getting ready. Once you’re there, all you’ve got to do is execute your workout.
Getting dressed is similar to the way soldiers prepare before heading out to battle. It’s the same way athletes get ready to compete at a high level against their competition.
Throwing on proper clothing for a workout is universal to everybody. Think about all of the commercials made by Under Armour and Nike. Seeing the athletes gear up and look fresh and intimidating is empowering.
Envision yourself in the next commercial. You’re destined for greatness, and your body will love you for it. Take the leap! Put some workout clothes on.