Do you want to get in shape but can’t seem to get motivated? Keep reading to discover 6 workout motivation tips that will help you reach your fitness goals.
I’m not sure about you but I am definitely not a huge fan of working out!
I really, really, wish I was though. Because honestly, whenever I get a good workout in I feel amazing.
My mood improves. I have more energy. And obviously, the more often I exercise the better my body looks. I can’t think of one good reason not to workout.
But like so many other things in life, exercise is something that I know I should do……..but I just don’t. At least not as often and consistently as I’d like.
And a huge reason for that is not lack of time or energy. It’s a lack of motivation.
And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who struggles with workout motivation. So I wanted to share some different things I’ve been doing to get myself motivated to get moving.
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Workout Motivation Tips
1 | Get Inspired
YouTube is a great place to get inspired for many different things but especially for health and fitness. There are so many fitness YouTubers you can subscribe too.
If there are any other fitness YouTube channels you recommend please share in the comment section below 🙂
2 | Get a Work Out Partner
Find a friend to work out with. This not only will make your workouts less boring but it’s also a great way to stay motivated.
If you know your friend is waiting for you at the gym you’ll be more likely to actually go. And it’s great to have a friend who will encourage you and support you to get fit.
3 | Buy Cute Work Out Clothes
I’m not sure what it is about a cute work out outfit that makes me want to work out, but it does.
Maybe it’s just the fear of feeling like a phony. It’s as if buying cute workout gear and not ever actually putting it to use somehow makes me a fraud…..?
I don’t know. But what I do know is whenever I put cute workout clothes on it makes me want to put them to use.
4 | Reward Yourself
This is one of the most powerful workout motivation tips there is but it takes a tremendous amount of self-control and discipline. But it’s extremely simple.
Set a goal and when you reach it, reward yourself.
Your goal can be losing a specific amount of weight or working out a specific amount of time each week. Or maybe the ability to do workout moves that you previously weren’t able to do.
It’s totally up to you. Your reward is up to you as well.
Some ideas for rewards are new clothes (maybe a cute workout outfit ), a yummy treat (like some fro yo), maybe a massage or a pedicure. It doesn’t really matter as long it is something you really want and can afford.
I love clothes so what I usually do is make a wish list on the website of one of my favorite clothing stores and whenever I reach my goal I’ll allow myself to buy ONE thing off the list.
Like I said earlier this takes a lot of self-control. An example of a goal I might set for myself is completing at least 80% of the workout plan I’ve created for that month.
5 | Create a Workout Playlist
Isn’t it crazy how much music can affect your mood and your mind? Music is so powerful.
I can go from being completely lethargic and tired to pumped up and ready to work out in a matter of minutes when the right type of music begins to play.
Don’t underestimate the power of music. Create a playlist of the songs that get your body moving on Spotify, YouTube, Itunes, or whatever music service you use.
6 | Remember Why You’re Doing It
This is the most important tip. You have to figure out why you want to work out. Is it to lose weight? Is it to be healthier? Is it to have more energy?
Try to be as specific as possible. Whatever the reason is, you have to want it badly.
So whenever you don’t feel like working out, you can remind yourself of the reason why you need to do it. Because what it ultimately comes down to is, how important to you is working out?
If your reason for working out doesn’t fuel you with the motivation to actually get up and do it then it’s obviously something that’s not very important to you.
And that’s totally fine. We just have to be honest with ourselves and be willing to accept that fact.
I really hope these tips help you guys. They’ve honestly helped me so much. Especially the last one.
Let me know in the comment section if any of these tips have helped you 🙂