10 Workout Motivation Tips

We’ve all been there. Perhaps it’s too early in the morning, or maybe you have just finished work and feel exhausted. Or perhaps the sun is shining brightly outside, and you really can’t bring yourself to venture into the dingy, sweaty gym…

I know how you feel.

However, it is at these times when motivation has completely gone that you need to dig deep and keep going. By powering through the moments when your body is sore and your mind is demotivated, you will strengthen your resolve and get that little bit closer to your dream body.

I have put together these top tips to help keep you motivated, no matter what life throws at you! Hope they help!

1. Why are you doing this?

What do you want to achieve by the end of the year? Whenever you think you can’t be bothered to go for that run or go to the gym, remind yourself of where you want to be in 12 months from now. It helps to VISUALISE what you want to look like or what you want to be doing, and keep this picture in your head at moments of weakness.

2) Get kitted out properly.

You will not want to exercise if your clothes don’t fit and make you feel uncomfortable. Get properly fitted trainers – if they aren’t the right size, this can cause problems with your feet further down the line. Having a music player can also help motivate during your training session – music will get you pumped to exercise!

3)  Tell your friends what you are doing.

If other people know your intentions, they will check on your progress and offer support to keep you going. Even better, make a public announcement on Social Media ( Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) of what you are going to do this year – you won’t want hundreds of people to think you gave up!

4) Take progress pictures EVERY WEEK. 

Without fail. When you look in the mirror every day you won’t see a great deal of progress, which can be demotivating. However, when you look back through your photos, you will be shocked at how different you look!

5) Set yourself mini challenges. 

This could be to hold a plank for 60 seconds, or to run for 30 minutes without stopping. Write these mini challenges down and tick them off when conquered. You will be amazed at how much you have achieved when you look at your list!

6) Use a fitness tracker website such as MyFitnessPal

You can log all of your exercise and keep a food diary, which helps you keep track of how many calories you have taken in and exerted in exercise. You can also track your weight – it just makes things a bit simpler!

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7) Don’t let your body down. 

Just keep reminding yourself – you only have one body for life. You want to do what is best for it. Don’t abuse it by being unhealthy and not exercising.

8) Hire a Personal Trainer.

Sometimes you can get stuck in a fitness rut. You may have got bored with your current fitness regime or you might just hit a weight-loss plateau. Having the support of a Personal Trainer will give you a new lease of life – they can teach you fun, challenging workouts which will take you to the next level of fitness.


9) Join a group class.

Most local gyms run group fitness classes which are very affordable, in a wide range of exercises. How about trying a spinning class, or perhaps a Circuits class? They are a great way to make friends, and having an instructor to tell you what to do can make it easier to stay motivated.

10)   Prove people wrong. 

There will probably be people out there who don’t think you can stick to your fitness resolution. Show them what you are made of, and don’t EVER give up.

Please let me know if you have any other tips for staying motivated!




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