Workout Motivation Tricks – How To Motivate Yourself – Monica May


Working out and eating healthy is the key to staying fit and living a healthy life.

However, it’s really hard to stay motivated especially when it comes to working out.

There are many excuses we all use when it comes to working out:

  • “I’m too tired”
  • “I don’t have the time”
  • “I’m not in the mood today”
  • “I will do it tomorrow” 

We’ve all been there, right?

These are not really a reason to skip a workout, yet we all use them as an excuse to take a break.

Well, the truth is, motivation is the key to success.

If you are motivated enough you’ll do it, if not you’ll find an excuse.

And that’s exactly what we’re doing today!

These workout motivation tricks will help you keep going and complete that workout even when you don’t feel like it.

Check to stay in the workout mood – they actually work!


Write Down Your Goals

Just ask yourself one simple question: Why are you doing this?!

Is it because you want to look good?
Or is it because you want to finally take that step towards a healthier self?

Why is this journey so important to you?

Why you have to keep going, even if you don’t feel like it?

Make sure to focus on two separate things:

  • Your short term goals
  • Your long term goals

While the short term goals may be as simple as ‘I want to fit in my dress for this wedding I’m on’, or ‘I want to look good at the beach this summer’, the long term goals are usually way deeper.

When it comes to long term goals, I’ll often write down:

  • I want to stop giving up, and stay determined to what’s important to me,
  • I want to be able to look back one day and say I enjoyed my life and made the most out of it,
  • I want to start feeling healthy and comfortable in my own body.

I write these goals down in my Fit Babe Fitness Planner to remind myself each day how important my goals are to me.

This helps me maintain my healthy lifestyle day after day, no matter how lazy I am.

Workout Motivation Posters

The internet is full of them.

Workout motivational posters are the real deal for me.

They always help me get motivated and in a workout mood.

Also, you could print some of your favorite motivational posters, and put them somewhere in your room.

For example, you can hang them on your mirror, or you can put some as your desktop background.

Motivational posters work so good in boosting your motivation up and reminding you how important your goals actually are to you.

I do the same thing!

Since I found how important motivation posters are, I’ve done many collections myself, for all of you that need that extra push.

I’ve created and collected these for you, so go ahead pick your favorite one, and hang it up the wall!

Track Your Results

The results are definitely one of the most inspiring things that can happen to you on a fitness journey.

Imagine you’ve worked hard for months, and you finally see the results.

Well, that’s the most exciting thing you can experience in the workout process.

That’s why tracking your results in super important to keep you motivated because they are the reward and the accomplishment of your hard work.

However, the results are not always visible, and that’s why you’ll have to make sure to keep a track on them.

In my article Tracking Weight Loss Progress – Why Is It Important & How To Do It Right I explain every detail about why it’s important and how to do it right.

Make sure to check it out.

Dress For Workout

If you look like someone who wants to workout you will act like someone who workout.

Workout clothing really puts you in the zone for sure.

If you go to the gym or work out at home in your regular clothes, you are much less likely to take your training seriously.

Wearing workout clothes in which you feel beautiful and confident, will increase your confidence and will make you that much more motivated.

I workout at home, so I really don’t have to put on a fancy workout set.

However, I never workout in an old baggy t-shirt.

I always put on a matching set of sports bra and leggings, even though I am working out alone in front of a mirror.

Believe me, how you look in front of yourself is what matters the most.

When you look like someone who works out, you will feel and act like somebody who works out!

So make sure you look like you’re in the workout mood when you go for a run, when you go to the gym, or when you work out at home.

Get Yourself A Workout Buddy

You definitely need a workout buddy!

Find someone that has the same goal as yours, or even better, convince your friends to start planning their “get on track” journey.

Rather, it is your friends, or your boyfriend, or a member of your family.

It’s just very important for your motivation level because support and motivation go together like salt and pepper.

Also if you’re surrounded with people who want to workout, you’re most likely to start living your own fitness life and never need an extra push to go to the gym.

This is actually why most of the people get a personal trainer because having support is one of the most important things in life.

Make Constant Changes

Bringing something new in every training is crucial.

And not only for the motivational reason, but for many other reasons too.

New exercises bring excitement and fun.

That being said, it is proven that including HIIT and plyometric moves into your training sessions can be a real motivation booster.

Also, changing out the exercises daily is crucial to keep the fun going on.

Boredom is one of the main reasons that many people fail to stick to a workout program. No matter how motivated or excited you are when you first start a new workout, it’s easy for those strong emotions to slowly fade away as the weeks and months of doing the same thing drag on.”

– DIY Active

That’s why my workout program Burn Baby Burn has 28 Days of different workout intervals and over 100+ different exercises to make it fun and most important of all you will never get bored physically or mentally.

Before & After

The before and after photos are the biggest workout motivation of all.

The feeling, to see yourself in a new light and to see the changes you’ve made, well that’s priceless.

You will be proud of yourself and it will give you strength and motivation to keep going.

I hope I helped you get motivated, and stay motivated too.
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