Finding what motivates you to workout can be difficult. In fact, I’ve had this post drafted for weeks and couldn’t quite put my finger on what motivates me until I figured out what doesn’t motivate me. Working backwards landing me right side up and figuring out what motivates me to workout.
First of all, I love working out. It’s me favorite hobby. This in itself motivates me to get after it in a studio class or head outside for a run. But sometimes, I need a little bit more.
I am a planner. Making lists and checking things off said lists brings me an embarrassing amount of joy. Using the MindBody app and my day planner to schedule workouts ahead of time motivates me to complete them.
When I schedule my studio workouts ahead of time, there is usually a cancellation fee if I opt out or a fee if I don’t show up. You better believe this motivates me to workout!
New clothes (duh!)
Lately I’ve been loving workout clothes from Old Navy and Victoria’s Secret. Both brand are well-made, fit me like a glove and have great colors and patterns. They are also both very affordable.
Buy new workout clothes motivates to workout because I want to wear them.
Thinking about food
I kid, I kid. Kind of. Food is my favorite thing. I love eating so when I am struggling with workout motivation, I think about all the delicious food I am going to eat afterwards. Knowing that my favorite breakfast is waiting for me after a morning run is the best motivation a girl could ask for!
And now, what doesn’t motivate me
Every single person’s road to fitness is different. Who are you to say that what I am doing isn’t right?!
“You’re so close” or “You’re almost there”
No bitch, I’m not. I’ve run this course/hiked this mountain/competed in this triathlon a dozen times. I know where I am and I know I’m not almost done.
Following tons of “inspirational” people on Instagram
I just can’t. Comparison is the thief of joy and therefore, I can’t do it. I love Instagram and could spend hours scrolling through photos and watching stories but it certainly doesn’t motivate me to do anything.
A big thank you to Amanda for hosting Thinking Out Loud!