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How to Stay Motivated Towards Your Fitness Goals

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Stay Motivated Towards Your Fitness Goals

No matter what you want out of life, you won’t get far without motivation. True, our desires sound much more plausible in theory than we actually work on turning them into reality and if we lack motivation, all the effort will be for naught. This particularly rings true for everyone out there who is trying their best to attain their fitness goals, which is one of the biggest personal challenges we encounter.

Thankfully, like everything else, actively working to improve your fitness levels in time turns into a habit, a necessity that makes our days complete. The trick is to get to that sweet spot where you don’t have to push yourself to go to the gym or for a run, it becomes something of a second nature to you. If you need some guidance on how to stay motivated toward your fitness goals, these tips could be of use.

Motivation & Comfort Zone

The very first thing you will have to accept when it comes to exercising and eating well is that the closer you are to your fitness goals, the further you are from your comfort zone, at least in the beginning. If you’re not an active person and you don’t really care too much about how you eat, quitting junk food and moving around more will require plenty of willpower and it’s up to you to stay motivated for that. Just consider what made you want to get in better shape and how far have you come since you decided to work on yourself, it’s one hell of a motivator. If you’re already game when it comes to physical activities, but still lack of determination to change your ways with food, think about how much better you will feel when you reach the first of your many goals. Workouts will get you out of your comfort zone, it will make you sweaty, sore and wanting to slump back into your couch, but it is up to you to motivate yourself in the opposite direction and getting out of what is familiar will definitely give you a motivational boost.

Custom Made Workouts

Custom Made Workouts
Custom Made Workouts


Here’s the thing with working out – it doesn’t have to be torture. Maybe going to the gym makes you feel self-conscious and you can’t give it all you’ve got – no problem, exercise at home. Find types of workouts that are in sync with your fitness goals and you love doing them, this approach will make your life and your workout routine much easier. You want to find things that you enjoy doing, be it dancing, swimming, cycling, yoga, free climbing, running etc. The whole point of getting in shape is to enjoy life fully and if you get a new hobby like rollerblading while sculpting your body, even better because that’s a healthy habit that you will love to sustain. The moment you get rid of the mindset that exercise is a torture device made in hell, you will be just as motivated to do it regularly as you’re motivated to do all other things you love.

Nutrition & Fitness Goals

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, tone your body or gain more muscle mass, it all comes from the kitchen. Of course, working out frequently is important, but unless you nourish your body properly, it will not be able to react to exercising as optimally as it would if you were to take care of what you eat. We’re not saying go crazy and starve yourself, on the contrary, being healthy and looking good has all to do with the balance in your metabolism, which means you need a bit of everything, only in moderation. There’s a healthier alternative to every food product these days, there are some excellent healthy meal delivery services that can help you stay on track when you don’t have the time to cook, you only need to do your research. You’ve got all the resources you could possibly need to be in the best shape of your life, all you have to do is draw motivation from this fact and the results will be undeniable.

Find Good Company

Find Good Fitness Company
Find Good Fitness Company

What you’re surrounded with you’ll attract, which means that people who are around you affect your way of thinking the most. One of the best ways to stay motivated no matter what is to be in the company of people who want same things as you. This can mean joining Pilates or yoga classes or finding a gym buddy that will be there to cheer you on through rough patches of your fitness development. Knowing that someone has got your back will make it much easier for you to keep working toward your goals because you’re the source of motivation for your workout partner as well.

Staying motivated when working out is something that comes naturally over time, but only if you work on it as you begin your fitness adventure. Always keep in mind that everything is achievable and that your mind wants to give up much before your body does and these thoughts will keep you going until you’ve reached both your fitness and your life goals. – Monica Nichols

Monica Nichols

Blogger at Diet.st
Monica started combining her passion for designing clothes and healthy lifestyle since she was a teenager, and she hasn’t looked back since. Her writing topics of interest are fitness, healthy diet, wellbeing and much more. Monica’s favorite pastimes include watching film noir and going ice skating. Her hometown is Omaha, Nebraska.

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  1. Evan

    June 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Totally agree with this advice! If you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, at least a little bit, long term success isn’t going to happen. Anyone can grind through a two week workout and tighten up a bit, but if you want to make real changes over the course of months or years, dreading the gym is going to work against you in a major way. Keep trying different stuff until something clicks! People think you can only run or lift weights, but as you said, there are plenty of options.


  2. Jake

    October 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Staying motivated can be one of the hardest things to do in staying fit. I know for me, there are times where I just don’t want to work out! But I know if I want to get where I want to go then I HAVE to keep on moving forward. This article is great it really resonates with me and helps me focus in more on my goals.


  3. geniusgems

    December 11, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Thanks For sharing this article all people


  4. Wellness Goals

    January 2, 2018 at 4:18 am

    I totally agree with this advice. Thank you so much for this inspiring share.. Proper Nutrition is essential to achieve the goals.


  5. Drashti Eye Hospital

    February 8, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Thanks for this article. Keep trying different stuff until something clicks! People think you can only run or lift weights, but as you said, there are plenty of options.


  6. Zindy Monet

    March 13, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    This article resonated so much with me that I had to stop and leave a comment. I am so unhappy working out at the gym, cycling or dancing that I made every excuse in the world to not show up. It wasn’t until reading “The 5 Luxury Exercise Classes Everyone Needs to Try”, Best Life Online, in 2017 about #3 Cho Cheung Wing Chun school in NY, I was curious. I started in in July 2017 and immediately fell in love with the class. So much so that I started going to Barre Floor 7 days a week just to get better in wing chun classes.

    Even though it took me years to find what works for me, I’m happy to have found it.

    I hope that these words helps others to stay motivated to find what works for them.


  7. Healthy and Fitness

    April 22, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Motivation is the key for fitness. People star workout but do not continue due to lack off motivation. You article highlight a burning issue.


  8. Femi Louis Ogumah

    August 7, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Monica, Great and amazing healthy info you’ve just dish out. I’ve been following you on series of your articles, I just want to let you know that it has been so educating, helpful with resourceful guide that has change a lot in the life of many. Thanks for sharing


  9. Kettlebell

    August 15, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Finally found what I was looking for. Great tips. I think it is not only me who always have problem keeping up with my workout routine. Your tips will definitely help me. Thank you.


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  11. Radiant Holistics Health Academy

    October 5, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Hey, very nice article. Thanks a lot for sharing with us.
    Keep up with the work.


  12. Elena

    October 6, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Completely agree! Love what you do and the results will show


  13. Shekhar

    October 12, 2018 at 6:32 am

    No matter what you want out of life, you need motivation to get there. THANKS for the motivation tips, Monica.


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