Why Motivation is Important – Ways To Get Motivated To Exercise…

Whatever our ultimate fitness goal, the journey is not always a smooth and easy one and life will often throw so many obstacles in your path to throw you off track. This is why motivation is  important and why you need to know which things get and help keep you motivated, when the going gets tough and you feel like quitting.

woman doing kettle bell exercise

There are many different ways you can motivate yourself to keep going on your journey to a healthier. fitter you and you need to find the one that really clicks for you…

One great way is to keep a note of your physical differences, whether it is photos of yourself or your measurement changes as you progress.

If you are lifting weights then keep a log of how much you have progressed, the amount of weights you can lift. If you have taken up walking or running then write down how long you did it for and how far you got.

Also don’t forget to make a note of how completing the exercise made you feel.

If you’ve read my post ‘Often all you need is a little motivation’ you will understand the importance of knowing your ‘Why’ – that is why you want to achieve your goals. If you constantly remind yourself why you started on the journey and what it will mean to you to succeed, then it will always give you the motivation you need to get through the hard times and see the results you deserve.

Now to get you in the mood here are a selection of some great quotes to motivate you on your fitness journey..

setting and writing down goals

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
-Tony Robbins

woman walking her dog outdoors

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
-Walt Disney

female doing one arm rows

“Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be. -Khloe Kardashian

female doing pull-ups

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.-Henry Ford

girl jumping on the beach

“You’re only one workout away from a good mood.–Anonymous


Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. -Sam Levenson

female exercising

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started. -Anonymous

female lifting a heavy barbell

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
-Jim Ryun

fat calipers It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

man spotting female in gym

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

female flexing bicep

Because I take care of my body, it doesn’t look like the body of a woman of my years. – Gloria Swanson

sexy strong female

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. -Earl Nightingale.

strong proud female showing off muscles

All great achievements require time. -Maya Angelou

female standing on the pier stretching at sunset

“I think if you exercise, your state of mind – my state of mind – is usually more at ease, ready for more mental challenges. Once I get the physical stuff out of the way it always seems like I have more calmness and better self-esteem.”      Stone Gossard

female feeling alive in the sea

Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy. -Vanessa Hudgens

I hope these tips and quotes helped you and gave you a little bit of motivation if you needed it to get up and start exercising again today!

Happy Training Everyone – Have a great week! 🙂

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