Ask Away...: 4 Ideas For Motivating Yourself To Get Fit

Thursday, January 11, 2018

4 Ideas For Motivating Yourself To Get Fit

Staying fit takes hard work and dedication. A lot of people don’t make time for it or choose not to take care of themselves physically. While it is a choice, it’s much healthier for you to be in shape and get daily exercise.

If you’re someone who’s been thinking or wanting to get in shape, then you’ve come to the right place. There are actions you can take that will help you move toward your health goals. It’s never too late to start again or get back in shape. The first step is awareness and a desire to want to change.

Go to the Doctor

One way to get motivated to exercise is to go to the doctor. Get a physical and have them draw your blood. This is the only way to be honest with yourself about where you currently stand. You may find that some of your results are disappointing and use it as motivation to get yourself moving. Discuss the benefits of exercise with your doctor and how doing so has the potential to improve your health and lower your risk of disease and illness.

Make A Motivational Poster

A great way to get and stay motivated is by looking at a poster every day that inspires you to put your running shoes on and get to the gym. Create it quickly and efficiently using Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark makes it easy to create custom posters, no design skills necessary. Put a message and images on the poster that will help you stay focused and provide daily encouragement to keep going. It’s just what you need if you’re someone who says you’re going to do an action, but never does. This poster will act as a constant reminder to keep going and get fit.

Workout & See how you Feel

The only way to truly know how great working out feels is to do it. Write down exactly what you experience after a workout, so you remember for next time. Enjoy the natural energy and mood boost it provides. It’s a great way to relieve stress and clear your head. Use it as personal time to listen to your favorite music and challenge yourself to new exercises.

Go Shopping

If you love clothes, then use it as a motivator for you. Go to the store and try on outfits you wish you could buy, but doesn’t fit yet. This will give you a tangible goal to work towards. Also, treat yourself to a new workout outfit after losing weight. It’s okay to spoil yourself once in a while if it’s going to help you reach your health goals. Each time you don’t feel like working out, think of how great it’ll feel to own these clothes and have them fit.


Everyone needs help getting motivated once in a while. Use these ideas as tools for helping you move in the right direction. It may be all you need to light a fire under you and make lifestyle changes that improve your health and happiness.

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  1. I only worked out twice between Thanksgiving and Jan 1....this week I've made it to the gym twice and it's amazing how much better I feel already. It's always so hard to start back up but so worth it.

    1. I agree, it's always so hard but you can immediately tell a difference in how you feel!


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