17 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Exercise

17 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Exercise
Sanjana Kaushik
Oct 9, 2015
Updated On Nov 5, 2018 13:50

Most of us stressing out for our fitness also have 9-7 jobs. And working those jobs from Monday to Saturday is no easy task either.
In the midst of all that high intensity work, we all struggle with squeezing in our workouts to keep fit. So if you’re too lazy to get off your butt, I have compiled a set of ways to motivate you to start working out.
In the words of the great Woody Allen:

“80 percent of success is showing up.”

Now if that is not motivation enough, scroll down.

1. How you feel after a workout.

I always feel great after a good workout. It’s a high. And I let that motivate me the next time: “You know how good you’re going to feel!”

2. Calories burned.

If you count calories (and it’s really one of the most effective ways to lose weight), you know that the more you exercise, the more calories you burn — and the bigger your calorie deficit.

3. Having fun.

Exercise should be fun. If it isn’t, try a different kind of activity that you enjoy. As long as you’re moving, it’s good for you.

4. Cover models.

Sure, they’re genetically freaky, and probably Photoshopped to look perfect. But for some reason, looking at how good a cover model looks helps motivate me to work harder.

5. Blogs.

I enjoy reading blogs about people who are into running, or losing weight. It can show the ups and downs they go through, and you can learn from their experiences.

6. Success stories.

I find the success stories of others incredibly inspirational. If a fitness website has success stories, I’ll almost always read them.

7. Fitting into new clothes.

Wanna look good in a smaller size? Work out!

8. Being attractive.

That’s always a good motivator, as I’m sure we all know.

9. Adrenaline rush.

I get a rush when I exercise. Ride that rush to complete the workout.

10. Stress relief.

Wound up after a long day at the office? Get out and work off that stress. It makes a world of difference.

11. A workout partner.

Work together and motivate each other.

12. A coach or trainer.

Help keep you in check and is a huge pull factor.

13. Your before and after picture.

You often don’t realize how far you’ve come. Take pictures.

14. A 5K race or triathlon.

Just sign up for one, and you’ll be motivated to train.

15. The scale.

It’s not motivating to weigh yourself every day, as your weight fluctuates. But if you weigh yourself once a week, you’ll be motivated to have it keep going down, instead of up. Combine the scale with the measuring tape, and measure your waist.

16. Motivational quotes.



I like to print them out or put them on my computer desktop.

17. An upcoming day at the beach, or a reunion.

These 17 motivation techniques will get you off that couch, or out of those sheets and will work as that gentle nudge or a needed push to start working out.
To motivate yourself every day, you can follow our facebook page, where we strive to motivate the people of Delhi to a healthier and fitter lifestyle.

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Get up and get movin’, and don’t forget to, Get. Set. Sweat.


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