Workout Motivation – How To Motivate Yourself To Work Out

Hello there and thanks for joining me on the blog for a little workout motivation.

Working out or rather getting yourself to workout and push through to the end of a session is not always easy. There are days where you’ll be surprised by how much you accomplish in an individual session and days where you don’t even wanto to begin.

There are little things that you can do to motivate yourself to work out and I’ll be sharing a few in this post.

How To Motivate Yourself To Work Out

Save series to watch while you’re on the treadmill or bike

I got this idea from YouTuber Stephanie Harlowe, which is a great idea. A – you’ll have something to look forward to and B – you’ll have something enjoyable to do if don’t find working out enjoyable.

You can do this while doing a number of other exercises besides the treadmill and bike such as the stair climber.

Pre-download episodes of your favourite series on your streaming platform and save them to your phone ready for your nexy gym session.

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Listen to music

I do this everytime I hit the gym (well exept for the days when I forget my earphones) to get me pumped.

It helps to keep me motivated and to push myself during workouts. I have a few workout playlists on my Spotify so I just pick one at random when it’s time to work out.

I’ve notice that listening to music helps me to go longer and harder; especially on the treadmill because I end up picking up speed to match the tempo of the song.

Treat Yourself Afterwards

Treat yourself to a smoothie or healhthy snake after your workout session.

Knowing you have a delicious treat waiting for you when you’re done with your session gives you something to look forward to.

I like grabbing a smoothie on my way out of the gym, they’re not only mouth-wateringly delicious but there nurtritious too.

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Keep the end results in mind

Always remember WHY you’re working out.

Whatever your end goal is, keep a visual representation of it somewhere where you can see it whenever you work out. This will help you see what you’re working towards and serve as a constant reminder of why you’re working out; especially on days when you’re unmotivated.

Whether you’re working out to improve your overall health, lose weight, gain muscle , keep a picture of what that will look like for you close by so you can whip it out and have a look whenever you need to.

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There are other ways to keep yourslef motivated such as joining a group or getting an accuintability partner to hold you accountable and help make sure you’re sticking to your workout routine.

How do you motivate yourself to work out? Please share it with us in the comments.

A true-crime-obsessed 30-something-year-old, quirky lifestyle blogger from the coastal city of East London, South Africa who's interests include reading, writing and fitness. Find me on Twitter @WeirdnLiberated.
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2 thoughts on “Workout Motivation – How To Motivate Yourself To Work Out

  1. Great tips. Every time I come across a good podcast, I don’t listen to it in my leisure time. Instead, I save it for my workouts. That’s one way I convince myself to work out, lol. Anyway, thanks for this post!

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