7 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Optimized-Dress hanging for motivation

 Have you ever wanted to lose weight but you just couldn’t get yourself to exercise? I’ve been at that point several times in the past and one thing that kept me motivated was my desire to fit back into my old clothes. After each pregnancy, I always refused to buy a new size of clothes. When I would want to dress up, I would feel so frustrated that I couldn’t find any clothes in my size: I resorted to wearing my maternity clothes. As a result, I always pushed myself to lose weight. For my current weight loss journey, I set several short-term and long-term goals. My first short-term goal was to fit back into one of my old dresses and guess what? I finally did!! 

Other ways to get motivated to exercise are:

  1. Read weight loss success stories
  2. Join a weight loss forum or community e.g Spark Peoplethey have tons of free resources, weight loss plans, recipes, etc
  3. Hang a cute dress in your closet and look at it regularly. Don’t buy a size 1 dress
  4. Get a workout partner.
  5. Join an exercise class. Since you paid for it, the probability of  attending the class is high (I hope!)
  6. Hire a coach or trainer. An expensive option but he/she will probably get you moving.
  7. Your good ol’ weighing scale. I like the Wii board because it also draws a graph of your weight changes. This also helps to keep me motivated.
How do you motivate yourself to workout?
Dr Fomsky

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About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three and a medical doctor by day. She is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she had babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Paris, France and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book
HAIR TYPE: 'Texlaxed' hair, High porosity, Fine hair strands, low to moderate density
CURRENT LENGTH: Between shoulder and armpit length
LOVING: Argan oil for sealing, Brown Butter Beauty Love Deep conditioner, Shescentit Blueberry Co-wash conditioner and Hairveda Red Tea Satin Moisturizer
LONG-TERM PLAN: Trim off bone-straight ends (6 inches left) over time

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2 Comments to 7 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

  1. onyinye says:

    Congrats Doc, Good job!

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