Find Motivation for Workouts

Posted by Rachael McDonald on December 14, 2020

Motivation goes a long way

There are times we all could use a little inspiration. Life is arranged in different "seasons." We all know certain ones where inspiration, motivation, and drive wane, and life seems a bit more dreary. Luckily, the very definition of a season is that it's not eternal. It won't last forever. There will be a time when once again, you will feel inspired and hopeful. Try these ideas to get inspired and find your motivation for workouts.

Also, luckily, there are things we can do to change the season we're in, to improve our outlook and circumstances. What do you do when you need to feel inspired? 

Here, we'll share our favorite tips to create a catalyst to switch seasons and feel inspired again. (Of course, we will focus heavily on fitness motivation, but the same principles can be applied to other areas of life, too). 

Get your mojo back!

1) Read an inspiring book. If you don't have time to read, get a Scribed or Audible subscription so you can listen to books while you drive, get dressed, work out, etc. Any positive book can be inspiring; it does not just have to be "self-help" or personal development. For a place to start, here's a list of 25 top inspiring books "everyone should read:"

2) Create a vision board. Maybe you think this is cheesy. If that's you, perhaps doing a virtual vision board would be more of your style. Pinterest could be a great tool for this. Gather images, quotes, blog posts and articles, and other items which you find inspiring. Collect them on a Pinterest board or a physical poster board. (Pinterest is cool because you can make boards either public or "secret"). Make this board aspirational, too: Where do you want to be in 1 year? Three years? Ten years?

3) Sign up for a challenge. Make a commitment. Find an accountability partner. Rally your friends or family to do a 21-day sugar detox. Find a Facebook community where people are organized around something you want to do (or start your own group). Ask your coworkers to do the Whole30 with you. Join a running club. Sign up for a weight loss challenge. 

4) Think. Take an hour or two over a weekend and create some goals. Evaluate why you want to achieve each goal. Prepare a plan to attain them. Get started. There's nothing as inspiring as progress in the right direction. 

Losing steam happens. Just don’t stay there. There’s always someone here at Fitness Collective who would love to help motivate, inspire, and guide anyone searching.