Setting goals is a super important way to motivate yourself to get to the gym and work hard. Plan to do something that you couldn’t do before or even a trip somewhere that you want to be in shape and look good for.
I set a couple of goals for myself to really encourage myself to commit to what I was doing. I wanted to get into running and I wanted to stick with it so I planned two things that would give me a really good reason to stick with it. The first one was planning to run my first 5 Km by the end of the summer which I fully intend to do and I think that I could probably do it now once I’ve dealt with my shin splints. The second is I planned a small hiking trip because it’s been something that I’ve always wanted to do.
The way that I encouraged myself to continue with regular weight training is that I plan on joining the military after finishing my degree or get into law enforcement or maybe even both with military first and then law enforcement after. To do this kind of work you need to be physically fit so I use this as my main motivator to hit the gym and make progress.