Get yourself out the door .. 20 ideas to motivate yourself to move!

How are you motivation levels this week?  Are you totally pumped or are you feeling a little "meh" about getting moving?

I shared with you what keeps me motivated to eat well and keep up my training routine.  Now I know that everybody is different and as such what works for one may not necessarily work for another, so here's some super fabulous ideas that will help when you are stuck for a bit of motivation! I know you've probably heard some before but it's a good reminder and maybe it's time to put some into practice!

Don't think about it .. just get out and do it.  I have to do this sometimes when I'm really not in the mood!

Set your clothes out the night before. If you need to get up in the morning do everything you can to get out the door as fast as you can so you don't know what you're doing!

Find yourself a training partner. This one is great for that "guilty feeling" of letting someone else down.

Remind yourself how good it feels. You know you feel great afterwards.  It might be hard to start and hurt during .. but that feeling of satisfaction can't be beaten!

Make a commitment to yourself.  Do you really want to let yourself down?

Miss a workout risk the guilty feeling. When you blow off a workout just because you can't be bothered think about how guilty you will feel for letting yourself down!

Stick post it notes around to remind you. A constant reminder of why you are eating well and exercising.  You know you want this!

Laminate a business card reminder. Some of my clients love the idea of a laminated "business card" in their handbag, purse, bathroom mirror as a reminder of what their goal is and why they started out.

Quotes. There are thousands of quotes out there .. find one that resonates with you and stick with this.  I have heaps on here on my Motivation Mondays!

Pictures / visuals. A picture of yourself on the fridge! Or a picture of your "goal" body or "goal" dress.

Blogs. Find yourself some blogs to follow ( obviously this one too! ).  I love reading about what other people are doing to motivate themselves and their workouts.  This helps me get a move on sometimes too!

Find yourself a PT / gym membership.  If you are going to do this you MUST use it .. I will not advocate paying for a gym membership or paying for a trainer if you are not going to use it.  You will find that they are worth the money if you take advantage of the knowledge that you get there!

Goal. Find one.  Long term / short term just find something to work towards.  Mini goals can work a treat eg .. exercise for 30 minutes every second day or 15 minutes everyday. 

New clothes A goal after my own heart!  Work towards that new set of gym clothes but you actually have to WORK towards them first.  Lose 5 kg and get a new set of workout gear .. or commit to training 4 days per week for a whole month .. you get the idea.

New playlist on your iPod. I love getting out and listening to some new music especially if it is going to get me moving and take my mind off what I'm doing.

Alone time.  OK, so you're a mum ( even if you're not ) and you need some serious alone time.  You know, where there is no one yelling at you that they want / need something.  I'm afraid sometimes the locking the toilet door just does not cut it .. get out of the house!

Burn some calories.  OK so who doesn't want to do this?

What you look like.   I'm getting really obvious here ...

Set an example.  For your kids, your family etc .. walk the walk people!

Health.  This really should be the number one shouldn't it ...

So there you have it ... 20 reasons to get you moving.  Go on, you have no excuses now!

I know that there are dozens more ways that we all get ourselves motivated.  I would love to hear them ( as I may use them myself! ) so please share either comment here or on my facebook page .. you know the one ...

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Vicki x


Karla {Ironmum Karla} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great tips, you have me so pumped for my morning workout now.x

Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm not doing so well at the moment (packing and moving and sick) but I'm big on planning ahead and getting into a routine.

Not sure what my 'new' life will have in store, but I may need some of your tips!


Liz@LastChanceTraining said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

All good reasons to get out there ;)