Do you need some exercise motivation to get you
moving? Want to get active but don’t know how to
your motivation revved up?
There are many benefits
exercise including weight loss, stress relief and reduced
risks for certain medical conditions.
of the medical benefits include reduced risk of high blood pressure,
high cholesterol and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes just to name a few.
these medical reasons are still not enough to get you motivated to
move, then be sure to read these motivational tips for
a little extra push.
Exercise Motivation Tips
one or all of these tips to help you start working out today to get fit
a Workout Buddy
Find a friend or coworker to
your exercise routines with. With a workout buddy, you can
keep each other motivated to exercise.
When one of you is not
to exercising, the other one is there to urge you on.
having a friend to talk with while walking or on the way to the gym is
a great way to stay in touch and up on the latest news.
Start your routines by doing something you enjoy.
motivation can be to do something you enjoy like dancing, gardening or
Although your favorite activity may not be as
strenuous as an aerobic workout, it’s a place to start.
more active you become the more energy you will have.
will be able to move up to exercise routines that will include aerobics
and strength training.
One of my newest ways to keep it fun
is the Wii Fit. Read more on how you can get fit with Wii
Don’t be over aggressive when you first start especially if you are not
If you start too fast, you run the risk of
injuring yourself and may find you’ve lost your initial motivation due
to muscle soreness.
Check out these exercise
to get you
started on your workout routines.
Goals are great way to get motivated to exercise. Set your
goal and place it where
you can look at it often. Make your goal realistic and
achievable. Modify your goal as you go along, making it more
If you feel your exercise motivation
deteriorating, then take a look at your goal as a friendly reminder.
You have to make the time to do your exercise routines.
you find your day already packed full with work, running errands, etc.,
then you may need to make some adjustments.
If you are a
morning person, then just set the alarm 30 to 45 minutes earlier so you
can fit in your workout.
Or do your workout in the evening to
relieve the stress of the day and give you a great night’s sleep.
here is no bigger motivator than
Track your progress so you can look back and
see how well you’ve done.
Let other’s know that you are
exercising and brag about the progress you have made. Your
friends and family can be your support system to keep you motivated.
Use this free Exercise Calorie Chart to
track your exercising and how
many calories you burned during exercise.
There is an Excel
and a PDF. Just right mouse click on the file you want and
"save as" to save to your computer.
Note that the excel file is a zip file. Once you have saved
to your computer, just unzip the file and start using it today.
Don’t lose your momentum if for some
unforeseen reason you did not exercise today as planned.
Don’t fall into the all or nothing trap. Life can throw many
curve balls your way and cannot always be avoided. Just get
back on the treadmill, or whatever your exercise routine is and keep
it for Yourself
all the reasons you want to exercise in order to motivate yourself. The
list does not have to only include weight loss but can be other items
like being able to participate more with your children or
grandchildren. Or even reasons like getting
sleep and relieving stress.
Right Mind Set
is probably the most important exercise motivation tip. You
to convince yourself that this is what you want.
attitude and mind set you can achieve your exercise goals.
This is a motivation quote I like to refer to often for many different
can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his
goals; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental
If you need more exercise
motivation then be sure to check out all the benefits to exercise to
get you in the mood
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