Abs Workouts – 8 Ways to Stay Motivated And Get Ripped

Going through abs workouts to get a flat stomach can be brutal. IF you're struggling with keeping up the routine, use these tips on how to stay motivated to reach your goals.
By Peter Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 06:02 PM

People are obsessed with rock hard abs, and for good reason.  Not only do they look good, they’re the source of core strength and balance in everything we do.  Abs workouts should be a regular part of your exercise routine.  Unfortunately, for the new-to-exercise, abs workouts can be brutal.  Don’t throw in the towel just yet; there are plenty of things to motivate you into getting off your butt.

1. Remember how great you feel when you get done with your abs workouts.  Energy can be a huge motivator.  If you’re facing a growing to-do list, take 10-15 minutes and do your exercises.  It’s the perfect way to put some pep back in your step

2. Abs workouts and other exercises are the perfect way to get a little time for you.  Whether you disappear to the basement, your room, the backyard or the gym, you can have some alone time to run around in your head quietly – away from kids – while you better yourself through fitness.

3. It might not seem like fun, but that’s because you’re not making it fun.  Boost the enjoyment of your abs workouts and get an exercise buddy.  You’ll be more motivated working out with a friend.

4. Appearance can be a big motivator.  While some might argue about the psychological ramifications of putting too much emphasis on appearance, there’s nothing wrong with fantasizing about how you’ll look after all those abs workouts.  Sometimes the best motivation to reach a goal is to visual it.

5. Read success stories.  Look around the web and talk to people who have successfully lost weight and improved their physique with abs workouts and regular activity.  Knowing that other people started out like you can be a big motivator when you see their results.

6. Exercise is great at relieving stress.  Whenever you’re feeling overdone and mentally stressed, try a few abs workouts or just go for a jog.  It offers some respite from the tension of the day and can help you work through an issue or just clear your head.

7. Join a class that includes a variety of routines like abs workouts.  By yourself you can easily quit.  If you’re part of a class where others count on your attendance it’s much harder to walk away, and you’ll stay motivated to show up and do your part.

8. Lastly, share your efforts and results with your friends and family.  Social media is a great way to talk about the results of your abs workouts and the struggles you’re having.  Your friends and family will likely be extremely supporting and offer words of encouragement.  Sometimes that’s all you need to stay motivated.

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