By JohnGregory (Healthy Vivere)
June 13, 2013
We've all been there and experienced it. Time seems to come to a standstill when we are at the gym, especially the treadmill. It's a classic case of relativity as the genius Albert Einstein put it, "When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours."
When this happens, we keep dragging ourselves throughout the workout. Here's a list of tips to keep you motivated from start to finish:
Update your playlist Why subject yourself to the mercy of radio or music that's not to your liking being played at the gym? Make a special playlist for the gym with up-tempo tracks. Lookout for list of songs online that work perfectly well for gymming.
Take short breaks Working out continuously seems like an arduous task, if you're not fully charged. Taking short breaks will certainly help break the monotony. Besides, pushing your body to its maximum and giving it short recovery periods, aids in faster weight loss. Also, as you're concentrating on switching your pace, resistance and incline, you won't realise the time.
Watch your favourite TV shows If health doesn't seem like a motivating enough factor to head to the gym, then perhaps, catching your favourite show just might do the trick. When you are engrossed watching your show, you won't realize how time flies on the treadmill.
Get yourself a gym buddy How about going to gym along with your partner or friend? Working out won't seem such a boring task when you have company. You can amplify the intensity of your workout by challenging and competing with each other. Also, if you do feel lazy to go to the gym alone, the lure of company should be motivating enough. In fact, you can motivate each other, if either of you is lagging behind.