10 Ways to Get Motivated for a Workout


Summer heat can make you feel unmotivated and sluggish. The last thing you probably want to do when its 105 degrees out is go for a run! However, daily exercise and a nutritious, well-balanced diet are important all year round. Don’t let the heat get you off track. Here are 10 ways to get motivated to live a healthier life!

  1. Set a Goal: Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or eat healthier, setting short and long term goals can help motivate you to push yourself a little bit harder.

  2. Journal: Keep track of your progress. Use the Anytime Health journal and profile to log you’re feelings, how much weight you’ve lost, and keep track of your workouts. By logging these things, you can look back and see all of the great things you’ve accomplished!

  3. Write a Grocery List: By creating a grocery list, you can motivate yourself to eat and cook healthy for your family! This can also help with meal planning and budgeting.

  4. Create a Motivational Pinterest Board: Pinterest is a great wind to find and share content that motivates you. Check out Anytime Fitness’ Motivational Words Board for some ideas!

  5. Get a Workout Buddy: Find someone who has similar goals to you and hold each other accountable. Check-in with one another, so you can both stay on track and reach your goals!

  6. Eat a Healthy Breakfast: Breakfast is a great way to kick off your day in a healthy way. By eating a breakfast rich in whole grains, healthy fats, protein, and fiber, you can set yourself up for success later in the day! Check out these healthy breakfast options.

  7. Make a Motivating Playlist: Music can be mood changing. Listen to music that will send you positive energy and get you excited about the day’s venture. Check out this Motivation to Move Playlist.

  8. Give Yourself Extra Time to Get Ready: Have you ever heard the saying: “dress for success?” When you look good, you feel good! Take some extra time in the morning to pick out a flattering outfit and do your hair, that way you will be ready to conquer the day.

  9. Buy a New Fitness Accessory: This doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a $150.00 pair of shoes. It’s as simple as a new headband or pair of socks to get you motivated to exercise! Check out the Anytime Health Store for some awesome AF gear!

  10. Reward Yourself: Whether this means taking the weekend off or having a drink at dinner, make sure that you are recognizing your accomplishments!

How do you motivate yourself or others?

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Lee is the blogger behind fitfoodiefinds.com. Lee is a recipe developer, certified Yoga Sculpt Instructor, and amateur photographer. She loves the outdoors, eats a lot of peanut butter, and is up by 6AM.