The Top Habits of Those Who Love to Workout

Have you ever witnessed those people at the gym that actually appear to be enjoying their workout? We all know of at least one person who talks about how much they love working out, or how they would not survive the day if they missed their workout. Meanwhile, for the rest of us, dragging ourselves out of bed for a morning run or remembering to get to the gym at all is a drag. What is the secret of those who love to work out so much?

They Only Do Workouts They Love

Those that love to workout are doing exercises they truly enjoy. They don’t waste time on exercises they hate. What type of exercise do you love? Try not to worry about whether your exercise has the fastest record of weight loss. Instead, just get in the habit of exercising regularly with your favorite activity.

They Love Instant Feedback

Many time people will do a workout for a week or two, and if the scale doesn’t budge, they quit the workout. It is natural for humans to want instant feedback. However, it takes several weeks before changes become noticeable. Those who love working out get the instant feedback they crave by using fitness trackers. You can easily see how many calories you are burning and where your heart rate is, which will only make you work more efficiently.

They Know the Power of a Friend

When you know someone is waiting for you at the gym, you are less likely to skip it. Not only does working out with a friend keep you accountable to the workout, but it also makes the process a lot more fun.

They Are One with Nature

Those who love to exercise are also more likely to exercise outside in nature, rather than in a stuffy gym. Working out in nature just makes you feel happier and more alive. A 2011 study also found that outside workouts lead to more energy, more engagement in the activity, and better mental well being.

They Aren’t Thinking About the Scale

Working out just to lose weight surprisingly won’t get you motivated. Instead, choose to work out for extra energy or for self-improvement that goes beyond fitting into smaller jeans. One study also found that those who exercised for a reason other than burning calories consumed fewer calories afterwards.

Getting yourself to naturally love working out will not happen overnight. Imitate the habits of those who love exercising and change your own attitude.

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