How to Motivate Yourself to Workout

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How to Motivate Yourself to Workout

Motivate Yourself to Workout
Summer went by like a flash. If you’re feeling tempted to send your summer workout plan off into the sunset, don’t. Dedication to a workout plan now means not having to play catch up later. Consistency is king when it comes to maintaining a healthy workout plan and achieving optimal body results. When you are loyally following a fitness routine, the feel-good endorphin rush will become something you actually look forward to. Here are some easy and fun ways to stay motivated and stay active.

Workout Motivation: Inspiration

Stay motivated to work out by tacking up motivational workout quotes and images in places you just can’t avoid them. Places to put your motivational workout quotes include:
• The bathroom mirror
• The inside door of your closet or armoire
• The food pantry door
• A cell phone or computer screensaver
• The fridge
In lieu of a 24/7 personal fitness guru, these crumbs of workout motivation scattered throughout your home will keep you following your workout plan when you’re tempted to go astray.

Some Favorite Motivational Workout Quotes:

• “Fitness is like marriage. You can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.” –Bonnie Pfiester
• “If you’re sick of starting over, stop quitting.” –Unknown
• “It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop.” –Confucius
• “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes, courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” –Mary Anne Radmacher
• “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” –Henry Ford
• “The greatest wealth is health.”
 –Virgil

Workout Motivation: Innovation

In the dog days of summer, getting off the porch may mean thinking outside the box. A little creativity can provide added motivation for sticking to a workout plan.
• Keep it professional: Block out your workout plan on the calendar. Make each workout a non-negotiable appointment, a can’t-miss meeting with yourself.
• Fund raise: Start a “Workout Jar.” Each time you work out, add a dollar to it. When you reach a fitness goal, buy yourself something fabulous!
• Eye of the tiger: If you have seen “Rocky,” you know the motivational force of a good soundtrack. Make your own workout soundtrack! Build a playlist of motivational songs timed to the length of your workout. When the music stops, your workout is complete.

Staying Motivated in the Heat of Summer

I hate math, but here’s a last motivational push to keep you going even in the lazy haze of summer’s end. There are 1,440 minutes in a day. When you work out for 30 minutes a day, you are committing just two percent of your day’s total minutes. With 98% of the day still free, can you really say you don’t have time? Don’t falter on your workout plan. Remember: There are seven days in a week, and someday isn’t one of them!

What are your workout motivation tips?

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Samantha Caan

Samantha Caan is a freelance writer / blogger / lover of the written word. From food to fitness, Samantha lives (and writes) in passionate pursuit of the life well-lived. A native of Boston, Samantha is happy to have made a home in sunny Southern California. Contact: samantha.caan@gmail.com

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