By DBG Staff

How to Get Addicted to Exercise and Never Miss a Workout


Yes, consistency is the key to reaching our fitness goals but it’s also the biggest challenge. Not anymore. Here’s how to get addicted to exercise starting now.

When people think of addiction, it usually has a negative connotation. Often, people associate it with drugs or alcohol. What about positive addictions?

Some people are addicted to work, and others to the outdoors. One of the healthiest addictions you can have is to be addicted to exercise. Of course, this is not an addiction in the extreme sense of the word, but merely something you are enthusiastically devoted to.

Achieving your fitness goals may seem like an unachievable task – not anymore. Read more to find out how you can become addicted to exercise and never miss another workout.

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

There are many reasons why exercising in the morning is best. First, you’ll beat the heat and avoid the higher risk of heat stroke you encounter later in the day. Second, those endorphins you release can help you have a great day.

If you set out everything you need for your morning workout the night before, you’ll be more likely to follow through. By exercising at the same time every day, you’ll find your addiction to exercise growing.

One and a Half Months

One of the biggest obstacles to anyone just starting out is the lack of immediate progress. This is true for more than just fitness – it applies to practically any skill.

Although the old adage claims that it takes 21 days to make a habit, that may not apply to exercise. You will probably need at least six weeks to see changes in your body, and until then you have to create your own intrinsic motivation to keep exercising.

Find What You Like

No one likes to do something they hate, especially if it’s a daily routine. Make sure you’re not limiting yourself to the forms of exercise you dislike.

There are countless types of exercise – everything from yoga, to strength training, to old-fashioned cardio. Some people enjoy riding their bike outdoors as a form of exercise. Don’t forget to find what you like to do.

Get a Personal Trainer

If you’re a complete beginner, you’ll likely be overwhelmed by the amount of choice at the gym. You might not know where to start, and that intimidation can ruin your workout motivation. The best solution is to hire a personal trainer.

Although personal trainers can be quite pricey, you don’t need to meet weekly. A single session is enough to point you in the right direction and help you build your addiction to exercise.

Use Apps and Socials

In 2018, there is an app for everything. This is certainly true for the fitness world.
Keeping track of your fitness accomplishments is a great way to improve your workout motivation. Not only can you be proud of your progress, but you can share it on social media with friends and family.

Become Addicted to Exercise

Not everyone loves to exercise, and that’s ok. Thankfully, there are countless tricks to become addicted to exercise. Make sure to follow these tips to help you get into working out.

If you’re looking for more fitness, wellness, or beauty advice, don’t forget to check out our blog page!

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