How to Stay Motivated to Cycle

Every task or job needs a certain amount of motivation to work behind it otherwise it is the innate human nature to lose interest in the job. Motivation is the key to most of the task/jobs, be it your regular dose of workout, or going to work after weekends, everything requires some or the other form of motivation, it can either be in terms of reward or punishment. Such is the way of human conditioning. Well, all said and done, we understand how difficult it can get sometimes to even pull yourself up, let alone get up to cycle. But we do not want you to lose out on anything merely because of the lack of motivation. We are always there to help you out in situations similar to this. Today’s blog is dedicated to all those who are finding it difficult to pull themselves out of their beds or comfy couches and are too lazy to cycle. Here is a list that will keep you motivated enough to not stop pedalling before time. By the end of the list, we’re sure you won’t be fishing for any excuses to avoid cycling for any reason under any circumstance, rather you’ll be prepared to keep getting the miles in. Go on, read the list below!

  1. Time will always be limited but making the most of it is an art.

“I don’t have time” is the most common excuse we all here and are guilty of using it too. But it is time to get on our feet and understand the fact that doing something is better than doing nothing at all. It does not matter if you cannot do a 2-hour ride before or after work, even if you have just 1 hour, utilise those 60mins to the fullest. Do a quick warm-up session, and make every minute count. Don’t just go out and wander aimlessly with your bicycles. Every minute that you ride must have a purpose. So structure your 60 minutes accordingly.

  1. If you’re too lazy, get yourself a trainer.

If you’re someone who needs someone to give that nudge or push you to work, then get yourself a trainer or coach. Not only will they stop your procrastination, they will also curate a plan very specific to you, according to your time and commitments, your ability and your ultimate goal. You will have to report on time regularly and you will be focused more than ever. A coach will also make sure that you get on the bicycle when you want it the least.

  1. Ride with a group

Sometimes, well most of the times, you don’t want to go out riding because you don’t want to wander around the streets alone. So here’s the solution to your third problem, join a riding group or go out with your friends. Trust us, once you start doing it regularly, you’ll be glad that you made this plan. Committing to ride with friends is a great idea to get you and your chamois reacquainted. You’ll no longer sit there wondering what new excuse you can give yourself, rather you’ll be waiting for the time to take your bike out.

  1. Let everyone know, shout it from the rooftop

Tell everyone that you ride a bicycle every day for an hour. Tell them your route and your cycling routine. The more people you tell, the harder it is to back out from your own plan (haha!). The logic behind this act is, the fact that you’re repeatedly making a statement out loud to everyone helps you to implant positive intention in your brain. Also never forget, you may just discover your cycling mojo when you are least expecting to. So don’t stress about not being motivated. go out with your cycle simply when you want to.

  1. If nothing works, remember cycling is the best form of exercise

Cycling is the easiest way out when you don’t want to join a gym. Sounds motivation enough? Well, of course, we all want to stay fit and healthy but we really don’t want to go to the gym every day. Don’t worry, cycling is always the better option.

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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