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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!

  • Esther Diaz says:

    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:

    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:

    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:

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

  • Billy Blanks says:

    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:

    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:

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

  • Such a great motivational article. One of the best ways to motivate yourself is tracking other people progress or get motivated by seeing others. This is really an inspiring post. Thank you very much.

  • This is such a nice and sweet article. In my case, I always write in my journal and meditate to get motivated to workout and be the best version of myself. I also watch motivational videos and films to get pumped up during the day. I wish to lose weight and be healthy. Right now, I am happy with my improvements and will keep moving forward.

  • Mike says:

    Yep, I’m one those that always hated the thought of exercise. I would argue that I got enough exercise at work to call it a workout.

    I really like the first tip to motivate my self by getting ready to go early. Actually my motivation to workout now comes from merely skipping a few times. After a day or two with no exercise my energy levels go to pot, and I don’t feel to great. Back to the gym one time, and I’m back to my normal self.

  • john daniel says:

    Hi , Very informative as usual, the best part about yours is, it’s very informative and useful and full of good information without a bunch of usless rants and BS!

    I’ll be sure to give this URL to some friends

    Thanks Again

  • Hi! There are days when I can’t seem to find the motivation to even get out of my bed. What I do is I meditate and lift all my worries to a higher being. As I ask for a divine intervention, I will gradually feel a push to keep moving with my life. Yes, life is very hard and challenging but with the proper mindset, we can all get motivated with our workouts and even everyday living. Thanks for this. Xoxo

  • You got me here. I was looking for some tips on how to find time to workout. I wanted to have a membership at a local gym but I would be to tired every time I go home. After reading this, I figured why not take a 15-minute run in the morning before going to work. Thanks for this! Derrick
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  • Than you so much for sharing your blog. It really helps me motivate myself to workout.

  • Working out with other people does NOT work for me, at all, because I see workouts as “me time” and I like to focus on it completely without having to worry about anyone else! Other than that, all the other tips are amazing 🙂 thank you, Cassie! I love your Info and will forever be working out with you!
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  • Nail Patel says:

    Such a great motivational article. One of the best ways to motivate yourself is by tracking other people’s progress or get motivated by seeing others. This is really an inspiring post.

  • Aaron Miller says:

    Amazing article. I would love to come back to this article to get motivation every now & then. Thank you for sharing.

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