February 15, 2016

Motivation Monday: Staying Motivated to Workout

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Happy Monday everyone!


Sorry for the inconsistency of last week's post. School was kicking my butt last week! Also, with the the weather starting to be so cold outside I'm trying to find ways to take some outfit photos for you all. If you have any suggestions please let me know down in the comments down below!


Today I am excited to share a new series with you all! Some of you may know that I work at a gym and that I have started gaining an interest in working out since last year. I wanted to share my interest with you all with this new series called "Motivation Monday." Once a month I am going to post a "Motivation Monday" post about a certain topic pertaining to fitness. I hope you are excited for this series as I am and if you have any post sugestions please let me know!


Today's post is all about how to stay motivated to work out! It's no surprise that losing weight and being healthy is the number one New Year's resolution for most people, but did you know that majority of people only maintain those resolutions for the first couple of months? Here are some tips that will keep you going to the gym all year around!


1. Get new workout clothes
New workout clothes always motivate me to get my booty to the gym! I mean, any excuse to go shopping is great right? Head to your favorite athletic store and pick up some new workout gear to get you into the mood to go workout!


2. Inspiration board
If I see my goals written down in front of me everyday I am more likely to do them even when I'm not in the mood to. Make a cute inspiration board on a corkboard or poster board and put it up in your room. When you are constantly reminded of your goals you are more likely to set out to achieve them!


3. Grab a buddy!
Ok, I know this tip has been said many times, but it is so true! I am less likely to bail out on a friend when we have things planned so set up some workout dates with your buddies! I love going to zumba classes with friends, it makes working out so much more fun and you're there to motivate each other!


4. Take progress photos
When you can see progress happening you're more likely to continue working out, at least for me. I know taking photos of yourself may seem uncomfortable, but you're the only one that's going to look at them! Seeing how far I've came always pushes me to continue on my fitness journey. 


5. Schedule it
I'm a major planner and hate when things don't go as scheduled. To help me stick with your workout routine I make sure to schedule it like it's a class in my planner. You can start with going to a group fitness class you like every week or just block a time frame for you to go to the gym!

I hope you all found some of these tips helpful and are able to se them to help you stay motivated to go to the gym! Also, let me know if you're excited for this new series! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

34 comments:

  1. New fitness gear is always a motivator for me. Knowing that I am on the way to a better and more fit me is motivation.

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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    1. Same, and plus who doesn't love a good excuse to go shopping?? Have a great day girl!

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  2. All awesome tips! I love scheduling my workouts..I wouldn't miss an important meeting or appointment - so I treat them the same way!

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    1. Same! I recently started scheduling mine! I write in my planner in pen and pretty "OCD" when I have to scribble out a plan when they don't follow through so that just makes me force myself to go!

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  3. This is perfect!
    I have been able to work out twice a week lately and new workout clothing make me so happy.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  4. Oh wow, I really need to start working out again! I keep using the excuse "I don't have time", but it's the lack of motivation that's preventing me. Thank you for sharing these tips!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  5. Right now I stay on the work out track by taking photos and exercising with a buddy. When that buddy backs out or can't make it....now, that's something Im still working on!!

    http://thealwaysblog.com

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  6. Great tips- especially buying cute workout clothes. ;-) It's ironic that I'm reading this post right now, because Mondays are one of my gym days this semester and I'm headed there soon!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  7. These are great tips! I definitely am more motivated to work out after purchasing new fitness gear! It makes me excited to get to use it. Looking forward to the rest of this series!

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  8. Great tips! I love the one about scheduling; that's what I've found most helpful. At my school, we have to sign up for the group fitness classes in advance to make sure we get a spot, so I sign up for my Zumba classes the day before I take them. I'm motivated to go to class because I know I've already reserved a spot for myself and carved out time for it in my schedule! Glad to hear you like going to Zumba, too :) It's so fun!

    X,
    cristinaoncampus.blogspot.com

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    1. Zumba is my faveeee! I danced for 10 years so it's kind of bringing out my inner dancer in me whenever I take a zumba class!

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  9. I am definitely excited about your new series! #1 and #4 are my favorites! I go in serious workout waves at different times of the year. If Im consistently buying new workout pieces every so often, I'm way more likely to stay in the gym!

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    1. New workout clothes is always so fun to shop for! Glad you're excited for this series!

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  10. omg yes. a cute new sports bra is all I need to get back in the game! haha

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    1. YES! I always love Forever 21 sports bras! They're so cute and affordable!

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  11. Oh man, I have never had the discipline to work out, but I know the lack of exercise will catch up with me one of these days!

    XO, Oksana from FOXYOXIE.com

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    1. Girrrrl! If you need some extra motivation I will be that person blowing up your mailbox to workout if you need to! Haha, just find a workout / fitness class that you like and working out will be so much more enjoyable! (:

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  12. Scheduling my workouts is SO helpful for me! I literally write it in my calendar and block off an hour of my time.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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    1. I've started doing that and it's super helpful!! Hope you have a great day girl! (:

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  13. It was SO hard for me to get my workout in yesterday! I definitely need this motivation sometimes to get my booty outside for a run or to the gym. Once I'm there, I really enjoy it, but getting there is the problem.

    Best Wishes,
    Allison | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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    1. Same! There are some days where I dread going to the gym, but I know as soon as I get there I'm in my zone! Try putting together a great workout playlist and put it on while you get ready for the gym! Good music always pumps me up! (:

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  14. new fitness gear ALWAYS WORKS FOR ME!

    www.lifeisjustrosie.tv

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  15. I always prefer to had a buddy. It is harder to cancel out if you have someone else coming along. Also, new workout wear always can help, too!

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    1. I love working out with friends! It's motivating and fun!

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  16. Some days it is just so hard to get that workout in. I absolutely loved your tips, and I'm so glad I found your blog!

    - Michaela {http://michaelamargaret.blogspot.com}

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    1. Awh, you're so sweet! Thank you so much! Hope you have a great day girl! (:

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  17. Great tips!! It can be so hard to stay motivated but I can see how these help!

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  18. Creating a schedule and taking progress pictures helps me SO much!! Awesome list!

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    1. Thanks girl! Hope you have a great day!

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  19. Getting new workout clothes is always the best motivation for me!:)
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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