How Do We Stay Motivated To Continue Working Out?

How to stay motivated at gym

how do we stay motivated to continue working out?

Staying motivated can be the hardest thing to do on your fitness journey but it is one of the most important things to do. There will be days when you are too tired, too hungry, too bored, not feeling it etc. You will have so many excuses as to why you should skip the gym, but in reality if is important to you, you will put all of these thoughts to rest and get to the gym.

Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated:

  • Schedule a regular time for your work outs.  It is best to add an hour of active time to your schedule in advanced. This will make it feel like an important appointment you need to keep.
    Have fun at the gym. For us this is very important. Your fitness plan should vary daily and should not feel like a boring routine. It should feel fun and exciting. Switch it up and stick to things that you enjoy.Change your mindset. This is so important. You must now think differently. Think of a work-out as a blessing, instead of a punishment.

  • Change your belief’s, you are now an athlete, you need to be strong for your kids, you need to be active so that you may live longer, these are the thoughts you must now have. You are not lazy, you are not a couch potato, replace all of those old negative thoughts with new positive ones.

  • Find an accountability partner, for us is each other. If you are married, your spouse can be be that person. Your accountability partner should be someone that shares your passion, that has similar goals, and will help you stay on track. Share your intentions with them.

  • Set small weekly goals. Goals should be realistic and attainable or else you will be setting yourself up for failure. What it is? Define it, write it down, and visit it daily. Once you reach your goal, you may start working on another goal. This will help you stay motivated. We use the Yunmai smart scale which allows us to set our goals and keep track daily. The scale connects to your smart phone, it has 10 Precision Body Measurements: Body Fat, BMI, Muscle, Hydration, Bone mass and More. Very easy to set up and use. Using fitness data technology, lightning fast Bluetooth connectivity, and Body Index analysis capabilities, our body composition scales and mobile app offer actionable insight into your overall health by providing detailed measurements of 10 key body composition measurements.You can easily sync Yunmai with a variety of other wellness apps, tools, and technologies such as Apple Health, FitBit, Google Fit, etc. With more data seamlessly streamlined at your fingertips, you can get a better grip on your health.

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  • Tiffanie Anne

    Posted 2018-08-23 12:03 am

    power couple right there!!! You two are awesome! Keep it up!

  • Preet

    Posted 2018-08-23 6:11 am

    Motivation is sometihing that I don’t really have You are so inspirig to have passion of what you are doing. Hope I was as talented as you are.

  • BasicallyTesha

    Posted 2018-08-23 9:18 am

    You guys look great. Great attitude , fantastic goals

  • krish

    Posted 2018-08-23 9:32 am

    Staying fit certainly requires a high level.of motivation and discipline…it gas to come from within…looking at you two it’s quite evident how involved and inspired both of u are…..
    Very practical suggestions .
    God bless you

  • Jocelyn

    Posted 2018-08-23 9:35 am

    Great and realistic tips! I especially like your tip on setting small weekly goals. It makes the workout journey seem less intimidating that way!

  • Arnab Majumdar

    Posted 2018-08-23 9:51 am

    I should definitely learn something from this. I tried going to gym, but never continue for more than a week.

  • tanviidotcom

    Posted 2018-08-23 9:51 am

    I love all your tips. Having a regular routine definitely helps. I personally love working out.


  • melissasfavoritemakeup

    Posted 2018-08-23 10:05 am

    I can’t workout often because of physical limitations, but I do try to stay motivated to workout as much as I am able.

  • Sue-Tanya Mchorgh

    Posted 2018-08-23 10:20 am

    Working out is a struggle for me and it is really hard to keep motivated but i have a workout partner. Having that work out partner works for me because whenever I am not feeling it he pushes me and I do the same too.

  • Amy-Lynn Vautour

    Posted 2018-08-23 10:39 am

    Working out is extremely important for me. I have a genetic condition which causes stretchy ligaments, so I need to keep my muscles ready to take over for them to reduce my overall pain levels. Talk about a motivator!

  • Ramona Cruz-Peters

    Posted 2018-08-23 11:00 am

    This is so true! The times I have been the most successful is when I’ve had a schedule for it, and when I set weekly or short-term goals. Those end up adding up to major accomplishments over time.

  • Pam

    Posted 2018-08-23 11:03 am

    Great suggestions here – I think having an accountability partner is key for me!

  • Loveourkindofcrazy

    Posted 2018-08-23 11:41 am

    So many good points ! I really liked the one about looking at your work out as a blessing. Viewing it as something you get to do instead something you have to do would definitely help me follow through. Thanks for the advice and encouragement to maintain a healthy routine.

  • Kimberly

    Posted 2018-08-23 1:28 pm

    Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated! Thanks for the tips!

  • Yelena

    Posted 2018-08-23 2:32 pm

    Great tips on how to stay motivated! I seriously need to implement them in my life because after having my twins, I have been slacking in workout department. Thank you for sending motivation into my life!

  • Crafty For Home

    Posted 2018-08-23 3:30 pm

    You guys look fabulous! Setting goal and commitment is important. I don’t do workout often, but walking and biking is my favorite work out so far, hehe

  • Deserted_Queen

    Posted 2018-08-23 3:38 pm

    Example & tips are lovely but I have a query here. I was a workout freak once but after my accident i am not allowed to workout. What to do in this case?

    My right hand has been operated twice.

  • Cleo

    Posted 2018-08-23 4:13 pm

    Sounds so simple, but scheduling regular workouts is such a great idea which I have never done before. Defo gonna try

  • romyraves

    Posted 2018-08-23 4:15 pm

    I love having an accountability partner who keeps you on track and encourages you when you are not in the mood.

  • Nati

    Posted 2018-08-23 5:09 pm

    These tips are amazing! I just started working out three weeks ago after 10 years of inactivity. I have so many things to improve that for the time being is overwhelming, so I told my self to set small goals, like baby steps and it works!!

  • gymcatashley

    Posted 2018-08-23 5:55 pm

    It definitely can be hard to stay motivated all the time! Thanks for sharing!

  • shortsaler

    Posted 2018-08-23 7:25 pm

    great suggestions! I struggle with motivation!

  • Jessica Corris

    Posted 2018-08-23 9:09 pm

    These are great tips! Personally, I love using my FitBit and Apple Watch to keep track of my movements during the day – if I can hit all my goals, I know it’s a great day!

  • Ayana Nell

    Posted 2018-08-23 9:10 pm

    You two look great! My husband and I are the WORST at motivating each other. We struggle with laziness most times. But these are some great tips, motivation is definitely the key to success!

  • julivaglobal

    Posted 2018-08-23 10:11 pm

    So needed this post for motivation to keep fit.

  • Abhishek Srivastava

    Posted 2018-08-23 10:21 pm

    It seems that you are very much conscious for your fitness and i think every one should be .I really get motivated whenever i visit to your blog.Thanks really very useful.

  • Marysa

    Posted 2018-08-23 10:54 pm

    That’s awesome that you guys work out together and you can motivate one another as well. The Smart Scale sounds like a great product to have so that you can keep track of your goals.

  • Monica

    Posted 2018-08-23 11:17 pm

    Wow! My husband just joined the gym today and I am going to start within the next week. They offer babysitting services which is the main reason we are joining. Like you said, being healthy and strong is important. I never considered myself a gym or workout person even when I went to bootcamp classes at 7 months pregnant. I love food. I think I need to realize I can be both, a foodie and an active person.

  • Chai

    Posted 2018-08-23 11:37 pm

    Such a great tips to stay motivated on working out! Which a lot of us having hard time with.

  • Deserted_Queen

    Posted 2018-08-24 2:52 am

    I try to workout regularly, but I always lack the motivation after a week or two. This post will definitely help me get back on track. Thanks for sharing.

  • Neil Alvin Nicerio

    Posted 2018-08-24 5:28 am

    Honestly motivation is also our issue. My wife and I would always start something to be fit but it does not last longer than a few months.

  • La Dolce Musica

    Posted 2018-08-24 6:27 am

    I have some things that I need to accomplish every year which motivates me to stay fit for every marathon race. It gives that extra kick to my daily routine, motivates me to work out because you can’t finish a marathon if you haven’t worked out at all!

  • T. M. Brown

    Posted 2018-08-24 8:22 am

    Small weekly goals ~ that’s a great way to start out. Gives the opportunity to feel like you succeeded in something.

  • Sreekar Harinatha

    Posted 2018-08-24 8:48 am

    I too use apps like Nike training club and lifesum to keep a track of whats happening with my health. Some of the videos on NTC do keep me motivated!

  • mkvadnais

    Posted 2018-08-24 9:11 am

    Motivation is indeed my biggest obstacle! Thank you for sharing your tips on getting past that hurdle!

  • Ishani Nath

    Posted 2018-08-24 11:14 am

    Yes motivation is very important. I liked that point of choosing a partner to work out. I am not that fitness enthusiast but your post is encouraging to me. I really appreciate how you both are so much into fitness. I will try to make a fix schedule and give a try. Thanks

  • Elizabeth O

    Posted 2018-08-24 2:57 pm

    You are both very motivating indeed. Well done on inspiring others so well. Smashing it.

  • Christa

    Posted 2018-08-24 3:08 pm

    Such great tips! I met friends 3 times a week for a 5 am run. If I knew that there weren’t people meeting me, I’d be much more likely to hit snooze and skip the workout. Havin someone to be accountable to is my number one motivator.

  • Vessy

    Posted 2018-08-24 6:34 pm

    Oh, my Goodness! I soooo needed these tips! I LOVE working out but I am just soooo busy and having trouble keeping motivated! You look fantastic! I want to be like you! 🙂

  • justbusylovinglife

    Posted 2018-08-24 7:07 pm

    I love these tips! Having a partner helps a lot to stay motivated!

  • Lindsay Satmary (@LindsaySatmary)

    Posted 2018-08-24 8:54 pm

    This was totally what I need to read right now! I’m hoping to start getting back in shape soon but it’s been a really long time for me and my energy is always so low.

  • SiennyLovesDrawing

    Posted 2018-08-24 8:57 pm

    Thanks for this lovely sharing, so so informative sharing in your posting here. Really enjoy my inspiring & motivational read from here 😀 cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  • robbanybarton

    Posted 2018-08-25 5:11 am

    Small weekly goals and accountability are key for me! Spontaneously, my group of girl friends has begun using a new app and checking in with each other for our health and fitness goals. It’s fantastic!!

  • Kesha

    Posted 2018-08-25 3:19 pm

    I am a firm believer that people are motivated to do exactly what they want to do. This includes working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You have to make the time to do it and get rid of the excuses. It’s like getting physicals. I had a coworker tell me she was afraid to do it. I told her I was afraid to not get my physical. You have to make sure everything is okay if work on the areas they need more attention.

  • Prabashi Hirunika

    Posted 2018-08-26 12:40 am

    Reading this and tying to figure out if my partner will have the same passion and goals. Hell no. he has spent alot on gyms and gone to work out. He would instead say i like to make donations to the gym. I will have to find a friend with the same goals.

  • Jeferson Beluso

    Posted 2018-08-26 9:21 am

    i fail in this everytime… the motivation part….. i am the one who always make excuses…..will work out those flaws……

  • Heidi

    Posted 2018-08-26 2:20 pm

    Awesome motivation!

  • Perennial Aging

    Posted 2018-08-26 3:51 pm

    I know for me, just getting into the habit of working out daily has helped keep me motivated, plus I like the way I feel in my body and my clothing. Good post!

  • Eileen

    Posted 2018-08-26 7:06 pm

    These are such great tips! It is so hard for me to stay motivated and not come up with excuses. I love the point about changing your belief! That is something I will try to start working on!

  • Anna

    Posted 2018-08-26 11:47 pm

    It is hard to be motivated to go to the Gym Everyday! But I am going to try your tips and see how I go

  • puja

    Posted 2018-08-27 7:08 am

    I find my fitness routine get boring after a while and this post helps me to stay motivated. Thanks!

  • Kathleen Ensign

    Posted 2018-08-27 10:57 am

    I needed to read this! Currently trying to stay motivated!

  • Everything On A Plate

    Posted 2018-08-27 12:41 pm

    We so need a kick of motivation !

  • nicolepyles

    Posted 2018-08-27 6:49 pm

    I love your tip – changing your mindset! That can apply to so much too. Changing the way you think about what you are doing makes such an enormous difference!

  • Jenny Morrison

    Posted 2018-08-28 12:25 am

    These are great tips! I love having an accountability partner, makes such a big difference.

  • acraftymix

    Posted 2018-08-28 2:30 am

    Oh dear, I really needed this. It’s a real struggle trying to stay motivated and working out isn’t one of the things I really enjoy doing. Looks like I need to change my mindest

  • Blair Villanueva

    Posted 2018-08-28 5:14 am

    Finding a reliable workout buddy is a huge plus. I need more motivation 🙂

  • Jordan

    Posted 2018-08-28 5:45 am

    All great tips! Now I just have to get motivated to START working out. 😉

  • Autumn

    Posted 2018-08-28 9:13 am

    You guys look amazing. I am trying to get back into my normal workout routine now that summer is over and kids are back at school.

  • enjoyingthedays17

    Posted 2018-08-28 9:43 am

    Tips to stay motivated are valuable. It is so easy to get started, and we feel good and accomplished after exercising. Then other things come into our days and distract us. We put off exercising until tomorrow, and then it gets easier to skip. Your suggestions are simple to understand. Thank you!

  • Califf Creations (@CaliffCreations)

    Posted 2018-08-28 10:47 am

    It can be so hard to stay motivated! These are great tips. I isually workout at home since gyms are so expensive. Problem is its easier to slack

  • The Social Nubian

    Posted 2018-08-28 11:04 am

    It is always good when a couple can motivate each other to be health and to be the best that they can be without lowering ones self-esteem and ability to love to continue loving themselves.

  • tanviidotcom

    Posted 2018-08-28 11:26 am

    I like your tips. Having a routine and setting short term goals motivates me.


  • Ellie Plummer

    Posted 2018-08-28 11:31 am

    Motivation is something that I definitely lack when it comes to working out but this is actually pretty helpful. I think I may come back to this post when I need some motivation.

  • Lisa

    Posted 2018-08-28 1:59 pm

    Wow, you guys look incredible! You’ve definitely motivated me to put down the treats and make some mini goals for my workout. I’m trying to tone up, so really needed to read this!

  • sincerelymissj

    Posted 2018-08-28 2:23 pm

    Finding an accountability partner is huge. I admire you guys because I am so bad at staying committed.

  • Shanna

    Posted 2018-08-28 9:45 pm

    haha you guys are super cute. Great motivational post!

  • Julie

    Posted 2018-08-28 10:42 pm

    Great tips for people to keep them going. Thanks for sharing these with us, I sure can use them!!

  • Maya

    Posted 2018-08-28 10:44 pm

    Wow what great motivation! You’re right, being strong and healthy for your kids is a big one!

  • Sam

    Posted 2018-08-29 1:08 am

    Staying motivated can be really difficult some days. These are really great, simple ways to help stay motivated.

  • ktmommyscene

    Posted 2018-08-29 1:39 am

    Goal setting would be important so you can track progress and stay on schedule. You sound like you have a great routine though!

  • Nikki

    Posted 2018-08-29 1:43 am

    I am motivated during workouts is such a hard thing to accomplish at times. These are some great tips that I would recommend to anyone.

  • Chloe

    Posted 2018-08-29 3:26 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I have struggled to remain consistent in my workouts, so these tips are incredibly helpful. I think setting a time in my schedule will be the most helpful.

  • Catherine Santiago Jose

    Posted 2018-08-29 4:07 am

    You look great and thank you for sharing these tips. I will apply this on my daily workout and I hope that I can achieve that nice body.

  • Michelle

    Posted 2018-08-29 4:24 am

    This is so inspiring. After I had my baby I have been struggling to loose the baby weight. It’s been a journey.

  • Joanna

    Posted 2018-08-29 5:55 am

    I need to start setting smaller goals at the gym. I used to go every day and whilst it was very hard, as I was doing HIIT classes, I felt so much better afterwards.

  • Shaily

    Posted 2018-08-29 12:00 pm

    I’ve joined gym a couple of times but I was never able to sustain it for more than a coupe of weeks. I’m truly motivated after reading your post. I’ll be applying all these tips as I’m planning to join the gym again. Looks like you guys have a lot of fun while working out.

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Posted 2018-08-30 2:24 am

    I have friends who are into working out but sometimes they feel like quitting. I am sharing this to them to inspire them!

  • fibidrese

    Posted 2018-08-30 10:39 am

    Thank you for your fitness motivation. I admit I am always go there for one hour and 2-3 times a week only. I will try to go to gym everyday:)

  • Tanya Young

    Posted 2018-08-30 12:14 pm

    We like to go to the gym during the week around 7 pm because its not as busy but it also is prime time when the weight machines arent in use!

  • Cia Black

    Posted 2018-08-30 1:20 pm

    Your attitude to working out is motivation enough. I love the set small weekly goals. People seem to overlook the small goals will get you the big goal.

  • Renee

    Posted 2018-08-30 2:13 pm

    A consistent schedule and manageable goals are always the biggest help to me too!!

  • Sandy Brandon

    Posted 2018-08-30 6:57 pm

    I am disabled, so working out is not really in my future. However, there was a time in life that I truly LOVED it!! I do miss the energy I got from my workouts. I know that there are some very limited things that I SHOULD be doing, yet motivation is the issue. I have to say that is what I got out of your article. No matter what the physical limitations are, you can still do SOME form of exercise, even if it is very limited as my world would be!

  • Pujarini

    Posted 2018-08-31 4:50 am

    Some great tips! I like that these are very practical. I have recently restarted exercising and reading this helps me increase my motivation.


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