We all know that regular exercise is great for you, your health and your body. But working out consistently is extremely hard. Life often gets in the way. So in this post I’m sharing 50 reasons that will motivate you to workout today. Bookmark this post and read this list of reasons to workout anytime you’re lacking motivation!
50 Reasons That Will Motivate You To Workout
Regular exercise is one of the best things we can do for our bodies and health. But it’s often the last thing that we want to do. We come up with an array of excuses, including but not limited to:
- I’m too tired
- I don’t have the time
- I don’t have any workout equipment
- I don’t have a gym membership
- I wouldn’t know what to do
- I hate exercise
- I can’t even take a 5 minute walk without feeling exhausted. How am I supposed to do a full workout?
- I’m not the type of person to workout
- I’d rather watch TV or read my book
- I work too many hours or I don’t have any free time for myself
Do any of these excuses sound familiar?
If they do, continue reading to feel inspired! This list of reasons why you should workout today will motivate you to take the first step! Show up for yourself and make the time to exercise! You may feel tired afterwards, but you will also feel accomplished, proud and damn good about yourself!
- To improve your mood
- To prove to yourself that you can do it
- To alleviate anxiety
- To get that feeling of accomplishment after a good workout
- To improve your body image
- To build muscle and get stronger
- To improve your posture
- To lower risk of certain diseases
- To get your heart rate up
- To put your cute workout clothes to use (like these silver leopard print leggings and this adorable sports bra)
- To sweat
- To gain confidence
- To feel less lethargic (ENERGY CREATES ENERGY)
- To increase endurance
- To learn discipline
- To release endorphins
- To prevent weight gain
- To promote better sleep
- To enhance your memory
- To meet other people
- To increase your metabolism
- To listen to good uplifting music
- To relieve stress
- To improve bone density
- To improve skin tone
- To increase agility
- To alleviate menstrual cramps
- To alleviate frequent headaches and migraines
- To do something when you’re bored
- To decrease your cravings for junk food and sweets
- To become more flexible
- To improve blood flow throughout the body
- To strengthen your immune system
- To try something new
- To lower your risk of certain cancers
- To lower joint pain
- To burn fat
- To do something for yourself
- To feel the burn and increase your discomfort tolerance
- To take control of your life
- To transform your body
- To spark creativity
- To strengthen your core
- To climb stairs without feeling winded
- To train and be able to participate in a 5k, 10K or even a marathon!
- To take care of your bones
- To build your self-esteem
- Because you love your body
- Because you deserve to honor your body
- Because you’re worth it!
My Personal Workout Journey
This past year my goal was to workout consistently, 5 days a week to be precise. I honestly did not think that I would be able to do it. But over quarantine, I developed a routine and have stuck with it ever since.
To motivate myself to exercise, I created a vision board at the beginning of the year. The visual reminder prompted me to form the habit of working out and healthy eating. My vision board included quotes like:
- “I am healthy and filled with energy”,
- “Drink water” and
- “Healthy Eating Makes me Feel Fantastic”.
These quotes all motivated me to workout and to eat lots of nutritious vegetables and fruits. The biggest takeaway from the past year was that doing all of these things made me feel good about myself. It helped me deal with stress and improved my moods. Working out and pushing myself during each workouts also helped build my confidence. Implementing a tough work out regimen has definitely made me see that, in the words of the Peloton instructor Jess Sims, “I can do hard things!” And so are you!
As you can see there are so many benefits of working out. Regular exercise can help ward off disease, improve your immune system and help with stress. It helps to burn fat, increases feel good endorphins and can literally transform our bodies and our mind!
Let me know in the comments below what motivates you to workout consistently! Alternatively, feel free to share any of your current struggles with establishing a consistent fitness routine. I would love to be able to help!!
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