Getting Motivated to Workout

Did you hibernate over winter? Just go on a holiday? “Forget” to work out for a little while? Now you stare at your activewear, the thought of working out is just making you want to crawl up and eat a bowl of ice cream. So, what do you do? You know logically that you should be exercising so how do you get your mojo back?

Setting Goals

Fit woman with defined back preparing to workout with caption "getting motivated to workout"

I know this is cliché but it’s 100% true. Sit down and workout what you want. Do you want to lose weight, add some lean muscle, get more energy? Really sit down and think about what you really want & make this goal achievable but not too easy! If you’re not excited about your goals your results could be mediocre so make them good!

Make a Plan

So, you’ve got your goal. Now you must work out how you’re going to get there. Set how many times you are going to work out each week & figure out what you’re going to do in these workouts! Are you going to get a Personal Trainer to help motivate you? Join a boot camp? Go to the gym with a program prepared or do one of their classes? Know exactly what you’re going to do so you don’t leave anything up to chance. If you have to figure it out on the day it may become “all too hard”.

Workout with a Friend

Rope in a friend, your mother, father, partner – anyone – and make a dedication to each other to work out together. Make sure this person is just as motivated to you because there is no use having someone who will do one workout then bail on you. Make yourselves accountable to each other, track your food in a way each other can see if (like My Fitness Pal). Having someone to be accountable to can really help you stick to your goals.

Visual Reminders

I personally have my goals in my kitchen. You may not know this about me but I LOVE FOOD! I would eat all the time if I could (but my body doesn’t like that!). Although I make sure I have delicious and nutritious meals throughout the day, I have my goals written in my kitchen so when I want to get up for unnecessary snacking (usually out of boredom not because I’m hungry) I can look at my goals and remind myself why I am sticking to my diet & exercise plan. What’s your trigger? Put your goals somewhere in plain sight so that you’re constantly reminded! Goals aren’t all you can put around the place. You can use motivational quotes or pictures, whatever will work for you.

There you have it! Just a couple of tips you can use to get your mojo back! So, it’s time – get writing those goals and start the process!


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