How to Get Motivated to Exercise

19 Jun

Exercise is good. We all know this. Many people even mean to make it to the gym on a daily basis, but then this or that gets in the way and all thoughts of the gym go out the window. Sometimes it’s necessary to bring out the reinforcements in order to pick yourself up and shame yourself into getting motivated to exercise.

Tape these Walberg abs up on your refrigerator as motivation to get yourself to the gym.

How to Get Motivated to Exercise (When You Have No Desire To Do So):

1.) Think about your favorite pair of pants. Now think about how you’d feel if you couldn’t fit into that favorite pair of pants.

2.) Step on the scale.

3.) Flip through the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the Victoria’s Secret catalog, or another appetite-killing publication.

4.) Consider how great you’ll feel inside and out after an amazing workout.

5.) Bribe yourself. If you drag your lazy self to the gym, allow yourself to take a nap, waste some time watching bad television, or have a piece of chocolate. Whatever floats your boat.

6.) Do something fun. Exercise doesn’t just happen in a gym. Take a yoga class, swim laps in the pool, or go jogging in the park.

7.) Simply get motivated to be HEALTHY.

8.) Plan a trip where you’ll need to spend a lot of time in a swimsuit.

9.) The satisfaction of looking awesome in your favorite jeans or your little black dress.

10.) Recruit a workout buddy. If the two of you exercise together, you’ll be more likely to show up and sweat it off, instead of skipping the gym. Plus, if one of you needs a little extra motivation, you can look to your workout buddy for support.

 

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