How to Stay Motivated with Working Out

We are 12 days into the New Year now, and I'm guessing work/life is starting to balance out again. I always feel a little off-schedule the few days after the holiday, which is why getting back into a routine was key for me. Last week I shared 5 tips for a healthy lifestyle for 2018, and I will proudly say that staying active has been the least challenging part of my routine. It's not about checking the box and making sure I workout or go to the gym every day, it's about motivation, accountability, and achievement. So, how do I stay motivated? Here are a few tips that have worked for me.

  • Join a gym/get a personal trainer

This may sound simple (or ridiculous), but honestly it works. I personally have to pay for a gym/schedule a class/etc to get my butt out the door. If I have my own fitness routine at home, I will put it on the back burner. There is nothing motivating me at home, and I'm just thinking about everything else I should be doing. Plus there is something so energizing about a gym. Everyone is there for the same reasons; to be the best version of themselves. 

  • Find a buddy

This tip was mentioned last week, but it has helped me. I'm more motivated when my friend is going to the same class as me, or I tell the instructor I can't wait to try their next class. I am less likely to cancel if I've made a prior commitment to go. No guilt over here!

  • Getting into the right apparel

I know. You might be thinking, really? But it's true. One of my number one ways of staying motivated is having fitness apparel I feel confident in. Whether its a new piece I'm excited to wear, or finally finding the best leggings, feeling comfortable in activewear has given me more confidence and motivation to keep going. 

  • Setting & reviewing goals

Whether goals are determined by yourself or a trainer, it's important to remember where you started and to track to progress of how far you have come. Even in just the last 12 days, I've noticed change. I started with small goals that don't overwhelm me, that way when I do achieve them I feel motived to set more challenging goals the next time. It will also be fun to look back and see how much I have accomplished after 30, 60, 90 days. Baby steps people. 

What are some ways you like to stay motivated with working out?

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What I'm Wearing

Jacket: Zella | Leggings: Zella (size down - wearing XS) | Shoes: Nike | Sunglasses: Celine

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High Waist Leggings // $65

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6 Comments

  1. emma
    January 12, 2018 / 11:13 pm

    One: You look so cute! I need those leggings! Two: Great tips! I’m with you, I have to be paying or I’m not motivated to work out. I’ve joined a gym and I do really like it, but what really gets me out the door is knowing that everyday I don’t go is money down the drain! Now that it’s a new year, I think I need to review my fitness goals and set some new ones. Thanks for the motivation to do so!

    • January 14, 2018 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you! Glad this post encouraged you for new 2018 goals! xx

  2. January 13, 2018 / 3:04 am

    Loved this post! I definitely agree that looking and feeling cute in your workout gear makes you WAY more motivated to actually go to the gym. I personally am a Pilates teacher and love group fitness so much. Paying for something is such a great incentive to be consistent whether that be for a studio or personal trainer.
    I found your Instagram/blog last year and have been loving your style and posts so much. Today on my blog I featured you as one of my favorites that I am taking inspiration from for 2018. I’d love for you to check it out!
    xoxo Logan

    https://www.habitsandhues.com/blog/2018/1/13/2018-style-inspiration-from-my-3-favorite-bloggers

    • January 14, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Logan – thank you so much for the feature & such kind words! Hope you have a great 2018!! xx

  3. January 16, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Great tips! I definitely struggle to stay motivated with working out, so your post is really useful. 🙂

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