If you’re often bored to hit the gym, one of the best options you have is to go running. From building immunity to strengthening your body, running helps in various ways. But if you’ve got a bunch of excuses ready, here are some ways to push yourself to do it…
 

Run with friends

Run with friends

When your friends urge you to run, peer pressure becomes a good thing. If you’re lazy, get your friend to run with you. That way you will have company and you both can keep motivating each other to reach your targets. If you aren’t up for the run, you can always count on your friend to give you a frightening lecture on fitness.

 

Set goals

Set goals

Keep a tab on your performance level. If you’ve been doing 1km for 2 weeks, it’s time to set new goals that’ll help you get fitter. Create a list of your performance every day. Trust us, seeing it get better every time you run will only make you feel fitter.

 

Play music

Play music

You know how some numbers are so groovy, they get you dancing? The same works for running! Some songs will ensure that they you get moving and help you achieve your fitness goals. In fact, the tempo of songs can even motivate you to run better and more.

 

Know your result

Know your result

You know how you spotted the perfect bikini at the stores and wished to fit into it? Run for that! If you’ve been yearning to run that half marathon, practice for that! If you envision the body you always wanted, the swimsuit you wish to get into or the dress you wish to flaunt, running might actually become so much simpler.

 

Reward yourself

Reward yourself

If you’ve worked hard, you deserve an award for it. And no, this doesn’t mean a pizza or an oily snack you were craving. But buy something that will help you up your fitness game all the more. So once you start running regularly, purchase that pair of trainers you’ve been eyeing or buy that really good looking, albeit expensive sports bra that you thought you’d never have use for.

 

Visualise the finish line

Visualise the finish line

While running, think of the finish line—your final destination that’ll make you feel proud. Think about how your skin will feel post this workout, which is one of the biggest benefits of running. Imagine you inching towards your dream body and think about all the compliments you will get when you feed your activity on social media. Such an ego boost!