Ways to Motivate to Work Out

4 Ways to Motivate to Work Out Today

The excitement of making and planning for your healthy resolutions may have waned, but that's no reason to quit. If you're feeling discouraged about your new fitness plan, here are four ways to make sure you exercise today.

  1. Pick today's slogan: Sometimes, all you need is a motivational quote to help you commit to staying off your couch. Memorizing a few motivational quotes can be the kick in the pants you need. Here are a few of our favorite motivational fitness quotes to choose from.
  2. Distract yourself: If you're dreading your workout and can't seem to shake that feeling that you just want to quit, it's time for some mental distraction. Watch a TV show, listen to an energizing playlist, or listen to an engaging audio book while you exercise. You'll be done with your workout without realizing it in no time. Here are more ways to distract yourself during a long workout.
  3. Stay at home: You don't have to suit up and pack your gym bag to fit in an effective workout. Make sure you keep a stash of workout DVDs or bookmark your favorite online workouts so you can fit in your calorie burn even when you're not in the mood. Not having to spend time and effort getting to your workout can help you decide to go for it when you don't feel like it. Our 10-minute Class FitSugar video workouts are the perfect solution for motivation in the comfort of your own home.
  4. Better than nothing: You don't have to motivate yourself to fit in an hour-long workout today. Start by telling yourself that you just need to exercise for a few minutes; if that's all you do, you'll feel good about the fact that you did it, and often just starting a workout is all the motivation you need to want to finish. Check out these easy workouts that are better than nothing for ideas.
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