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5 Ways You Can Motivate Yourself To Workout

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Don't feel like hitting the gym? Today's contributed post provides 5 ways you can motivate yourself to workout. It's time to get healthy! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


For some people, it seems like the will to exercise just comes naturally to them. For others, the word exercise leaves you want to crawl back into your bed and forget the thought ever entered your mind.

If you fall into the latter camp, finding motivation to exercise can be a challenge, but it is not impossible. Read on to discover how you can trick yourself into exercising.

Get ready to workout

One of the best ways to trick your mind into working out is to put your gym clothes on at the earliest opportunity. Often, all of the hassle associated with working out, from getting ready to organizing your belongings, can be just as off-putting as the exercise itself. So, if you get ready to work out in the morning, you will be ready to go, and you can get it out of the way before the rest of your day begins.

Scroll through Instagram

Another way to get the motivation you need to workout is to scroll through Instagram. Make sure you are following some health and fitness accounts. There are daily posts that are there to motivate you to achieve more, from fitness quotes and body confidence pictures to advice on workouts and dieting.

Related: 7 Instagram Accounts To Follow For Fitness Motivation

These accounts can really give you the push you need and help you to stay on track. Head to for information on some of the best Instagram accounts to follow for health and fitness.

Take a 10-minute walk

If you do not feel like you are in the mood to exercise, go for a 10-minute walk and see if you change your mind. The chances are that once you are outside, you will be encouraged to push yourself a bit harder. Even if you really don’t feel like it, a 10-minute walk is better for your health than nothing at all, so either way you will have achieved more than you would have.

Put your favorite tunes on blast

One of the best ways to get in the mood to workout is by putting your favorite music on and turning the volume up. Music is a great motivator. It can get you up out of your car and ready to move.


Create your own gym at home

Last but not least, a final way to give yourself the push you need to workout on a regular basis is to build your own gym. This is not something you need to spend a fortune on.

Related: 5 Awesome Ways You Can Set Up Your Home Gym

However, by making the effort to create a gym and buy the equipment you need, you will feel like you have to work out otherwise it will all go to waste. Head to for more information on buying the right gym equipment. You can always start off with a couple of items and then build your gym up over time.

As you can see, there a number of different tricks and techniques you can use to make yourself feel motivated to exercise. Try the suggestions presented above and see if they make a difference to your workouts going forward. Good luck!

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Esther Diaz says May 6, 2018

Thank you for sharing this. I’ve stopped jogging since last year of December. So, as of this year, I have not come back yet. A lot has happened ever since this year started for me. I was not active for these whole months, planning to get back to square one. It’s time to focus on another new goal. Anyways, great post!

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Jon Muller says May 24, 2018

Getting ready to workout and having definite goals can be really motivating. And when you say make your own gym, I like this idea. There are makeshift equipment you can use that are not costly. And if you want a good investment, then balance ball chairs can do wonder!

Alek says June 2, 2018

Awesome blog post, Dave! By the way, you can motivate yourself by going to the gym with your bike. That’s a great way to warm-up and to enjoy your day. Anyways, keep the good work.

Kevin Spear says June 4, 2018

I just love this, this one “Put your favorite tunes on blast” is my favorite..

Billy Blanks says June 4, 2018

Hi, David! This is a simple yet very informative post. It’s also helpful to stalk favorite athletes at Instagram so one will get motivated (yeah I stalk some Instagram stars too, hahaha). Cheers!

Adam says June 16, 2018

Great tips. One of the best ways to get motivated for me is watching videos on Youtube or scrolling through Instagram as you mentioned. Works like a charm!

Lex Reyes says July 4, 2018

Staying fit is really important, it helps you boost up your immune system and gives you more energy to go through the day

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