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The Athletic Club

of Overland Park
8 Nov 2017

How to Get Yourself Motivated To Get Fit

There are many ways to get yourself motivated, but finding the right way for you is key.

Woody Allen said, “80% of success is showing up”. This is so true – just showing up even if you feel like you have 5 minutes worth of energy can make a big difference!

Sometimes we just have to change our perspective on how to get motivated.

Here are some ways to get yourself motivated:

  • Rethink your positive thinking.
  • Visualize the benefits of your behavior as a motivational strategy. When deciding to get out of bed in the morning to go for a run. Visualize the sun on your face and how energizing it feels to be outdoors and breathing in fresh air.
  • Tell yourself to keep going! You know that saying, “the tough keep going”, well it takes mental strength… create a mantra or a repetition of words to keep yourself motivated even when it is hard!
  • Inspirational quotes and music can be a melodic path to getting you into your fitness groove.
  • Push yourself to work harder and challenge yourself.
  • Cultivate a gym family. Making friends with like-minded people will inspire you and keep you motivated to work out.
  • Make it your time! Time to take care of yourself. Don’t miss that appointment to maintain good health. You wouldn’t miss your doctor appointment would you?
  • Think about how good you will feel or how you fit you will look. You know what I am talking about, you go and look in the mirror and see that chiseled physique and say to yourself, “hey handsome!” or “hey beautiful, you look good!”
  • Take a before and after picture…you may not realize how far you have come.

The most important key is to have a goal It must be attainable and measurable. Write it down and track your success . You must want to reach it and that is how you build motivation.