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12 Workout Motivation Ideas That Dump Your ‘Laziness’!

The only thing that is stopping you from getting that attractive body figure is your ‘laziness’. And the only thing that dumps this laziness is the list of these 12 Workout Motivation Ideas that you are going to discover right here, right now!

“I don’t have enough time”, “I’m too tired” or “Not in a mood” are just silly curtains for your laziness. Accept it. Don’t hesitate to accept that because there are lakhs of people around you who dump their workout routines and end up losing their perfect figure. And you clearly don’t wish for it right? 

Thus, before missing out more workout sessions, you must quickly get back to your workouts enthusiastically with the following workout motivation ideas. And they aren’t the ones mentioned only for the sake of mentioning in the article. They are all ‘actually’ effective and have helped so many ‘lazy’ peeps like you. Well, I’m sorry for labeling you with ‘lazy’ though. But hey, you have to prove that you aren’t lazy; not only to me, but to people around you and most importantly to yourself.

Look, I want you to have ‘real’ workout motivation and hence I’m going to start from the root. Once you know the benefits of doing something, you automatically do that thing enthusiastically. We are humans and we always seek for perks. The case is same for workouts too; once you know the perks you put in more efforts. Don’t skip this part because if you think that good figure is the only perk then you seriously need to have a look below!

Why Workout Is Your Best Buddy?

Really, why don’t you consider workouts as your best buddy? This buddy literally blesses you with so many perks. Well, not all of you might be aware of all the perks I guess. Getting those classy mirror selfies after workout is just a minor perk. There’s so much more to add in, have a look:

Improves Health Immensely

The most obvious benefit of workouts is that it has a greatly positive effect on your health. If you are one of those who sit in front of the computer for hours or spend more than half of the day sitting/standing in one place, workout is must for you. It improves your blood circulation, reduces the risk of heart and blood pressure problems, obesity, diabetes and arthritis. 

Attractive Looks

The more you sweat, the better your figure gets. All of us wish to get those gorgeous celebrity like body figures. All of us wish to fit in those slim fit dresses and receive those overwhelming compliments for fitness but not all of us wish to workout indeed. 

Feel Fresh & Active The Entire Day

The ones who workout regularly might know the profoundness of freshness and activeness post workout.  You feel so lively and enthusiastic. This consequently reflects in your school/college work. It’s like you are boosted with intense positivity and energy. 

Mood Booster

Workouts turn out be a relaxing break from the stress and anxiety you entail throughout the day. While you workout, you somehow get distracted from all your worries. When you workout, your body releases dopamine and endorphins in your brain that make you feel happy. So, on days you feel low, workouts are your best mood boosters.

Gives A Glowing Skin

Since the blood increases amidst workouts, it nourishes skin cells by providing oxygen and nutrients to them. It also aids in eradicating waste products such as free radicals from those cells. No wonder, so many celebrities with slim figure still workout so hard to get that natural glow on skin. Workouts literally bid adieu to dull skin

Now that you are aware of the benefits of working out, just set them permanently in a corner of your mind. They all must appear in front of your eyes when you think of bunking your workout session of the day. Obviously, they’d somehow manipulate your laziness and get you into your workout clothes.

12 Workout Motivation Ideas That Pull You Out From Couch

Well, I myself have spent like ten thousand hours to seek workout motivation in the past. And today, after so much of research, I finally found what ‘really’ works! The following tips literally worked like magic for me and many around me. Now, I wish to spill them out for you too. I really hope  that they make a difference to you.

1. Get Into Workout Clothes

It may sound silly but it works like magic. Once you merely get into your workout clothes, you would instantly feel like doing something. Thus, keeping workout clothes in your wardrobe might give you an indirect boost to workout. And it literally takes no effort to change; you could even do it while sitting on your sofa or lying down on your bed. But once you put them up, you would no more feel like sleeping or sitting.

2. Show Progress On Social Media

#ReadyToWorkout or #HittingTheGym or #SweatItOut stories on Instagram or Facebook are a good source of workout motivation if you are a social media lover.  Also, the workout videos and post workout selfies might become your regular stories on social media. The likes, comments and story replies would definitely encourage you to put more such stuff and subsequently motivate you to workout. And believe me, many people like such kind of posts and stories.

3. Change Workout Types

The same is boring at times. If doing cardio everyday seems boring then try switching to different workout types such as Zumba or yoga or even cycling.  On days, you feel low, jogging and badminton could also do.  This would make your workout sessions intriguing and distinguished. You could set different workout types for different days or weeks. Change is necessary at times to get motivated.

4. Track Your Progress

Keeping track of your workout progress could be one of the great workout motivation ideas. You could download a fitness tracker app, make a diary to note down daily workouts or simply cross days on calendars to track your progress. Your previous progress would inspire you to continue the progress without breaking link. 

5. Reward Yourself

Your hard work deserves a reward. The reward could be as big as a new dress or as small as chocolate pastry. Giving a day off or working out less on someday could also be a kind of reward. Once your mind know you have an amazing reward waiting out, it will push you to work harder and faster to achieve that reward and thus you get motivated. 

6. Set Small Goals

This one’s especially for the beginners. Having huge colossal would only become a burden for you and when you don’t achieve them, you lose hope or give up. To avoid that from happening, set small, achievable goals so that once you complete them you feel happy and satisfied. Also, once you start achieving your goals, you would get motivated to do more. You confidence and self-belief would increase.

7. Get New Clothes Or Accessories

This might be one of the second silly workout motivation ideas on the list but yet is effective for many of us. Remember when you were a child, how the new uniform, shiny shoes, school bag, etc. filled in happiness and excitement to go to school? Well, it’s possible the child within you is still there and might get encouraged by new workout clothes and accessories.  

8. Install A Fitness App

In a world that is driven by technology, it is necessary that must take advantage of this technology to improve our fitness too. Since all of us are 24/7 stuck to our cell phones, getting a fitness app installed there would be really effective workout motivation. So, here are few popularly utilized fitness apps that would help you:

  • MyFitnessPal
  • Runtastic
  • Google Fit
  • Nike Training Club
  • Map My Run
  • Strava
  • JEFIT Workout Planner
  • Runkeeper

9. Grab A Partner Or A Group

This one’s my favorite workout motivation.  You can grab a friend or a neighbor or even your sibling as a workout partner. So, on days when you procrastinate, your partner motivates you to get up and on days when your partner feels low, you motivate him. So both of you support each other. Plus, the fun you have when working out with a partner is a cherry on top!  Also, you could join groups that entail people who workout.

10. Motivational Songs For Workout

It’s simple, if you don’t feel like working out, put up your favourite loud energetic song and see the magic. Music is a great mood booster. Thus, not only would it boost your mood but also energize you and make you workout! Here are a few motivational songs for workout to add to your playlist:

  • Lose Yourself – Eminem
  • Good as Hell – Lizzo
  • You Shook Me All Night Long — AC/DC JAM
  • Addicted to You (David Guetta Remix) — Avicii
  • FU – Miley Cyrus and French Montana
  • Can’t Be Touched – Body Head Bangerz 
  • Good Feeling – Flo Rida
  • Killing in the Name – Rage Against The Machine
  • It’s Raining Men- The Weather Girls
  • Woman- Kesha and the Dap-Kings Horns
  • Brass Monkey — Beastie Boys
  • Drunk in Love — Beyonce and JAY Z
  • Physical –  Dua Lipa
  • Survivor –  Destiny’s Child and Da Brat

11. Workout Motivation Wallpaper

If your phone’s your best buddy, then you must be obviously checking it out hundred times per day. So, putting workout motivation wallpaper on your phone would keep giving you motivation boosts throughout the day. The workout motivation wallpaper could be anything that encourages you like a celebrity who has an amazing figure or maybe workout motivation quote or something.

12. Set Up A Time Lapse/ Video

Do you ever get motivated by seeing someone else workout in a video? If you do, then this one’s for you. While you workout you could start a video or time lapse to record your session. And when you watch these videos or time lapses later (on days when you don’t feel like motivating), you might get inspired by your own videos. Yes, this does happen. Try it out.

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Workout Motivation Quotes

Surprisingly, the workout motivation quotes do exist in colossal amounts and they do help people to workout. Well, I didn’t believe in them until I myself tried them. And guess what, they did make a visible difference. I literally put them on my mobile and desktop wallpapers so that I would be often reminded how great workouts are. I suggest you too must try them out. Have a look:

  • “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”- Jim Rohn
  • “No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” —Unknown
  • “Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt
  • Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.
  • ‘The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.’— Arnold Schwarzenegger, seven-time Mr. Olympia
  • ‘If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.’— Bret Contreras, sports scientist
  • “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” —Tony Robbins
  • “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito

Okay, that was it from my side. I think the workout motivation dose mentioned above is quite strong enough to pull you out from your couch or bed. See, the major struggle is to GET UP. Once you make your mind somehow to get up, the rest is quite easy. Thus only for those few seconds or minutes, you have to fight with your procrastination or laziness. You have to train your mind that way. 

Also, to help you with the rest workout motivation, you’ve already got the motivational ideas by your side always. Just grab them up and try to make them habits. Once they become your habits, the workout becomes your habit. And always remember, “You’re only one workout away from a good mood.”