12 motivating tips to keep you staying active and working out

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This post discusses various methods to keep you motivated to work out. Whatever the activity, these tips are sure to get your engine revved, and inspire you to get out there and have some fun with it. So keep reading and discover what you may have been missing all these years.

Do you ever feel lazy, uninspired, or just plain tired? Chances are, you may not be motivating yourself the way you, individually, need to be motivated. One thing I have learned over the years is that everyone needs different motivation to keep going. What follows, is a list of things that I have found that motivate me, and really do work.

1. Surround yourself with inspirational words

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You can write down inspirational words on posters, sticky notes, a notebook, or your computer. The point is to be able to see them, and read them every day. Repeat them like a mantra, and become the embodiment of those words. Also, remember why you started in the first place, and make sure it isn’t for superficial reasons. Over time, superficial reasons tend to diminish motivation for doing something. If you want to work out to be pretty, then add something to it. You could say I want to be beautiful inside and out, through and through. This will cut through the context of superficiality and give you something more tangible to work towards.

Additionally, make sure you know what drives you based on what kind of person you are. Some people need positive reinforcement to keep going. When they get yelled at, to push them, they tend to get discouraged, and fold like tissue paper. Some people enjoy being yelled at and forced to keep going. And others, like myself, enjoy the personal challenge. If you think you are too small or too big, that alone can be enough to motivate you to change your strength, athleticism, and appearance. Remember, it is all about the person you convince yourself you are. Continue reading “12 motivating tips to keep you staying active and working out”