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5 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Hitting The Gym

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  1. CiCi says:

    I wake up at 4:15 and go in the mornings before work because being in a nearly empty gym with all the equipment completely free motivates me! Another thing that motivates me is seeing the changes my body has made…especially in the middle of a particular exercise when you see those muscles popping out lol.

    One tip that has really helped me…sleeping in my workout clothes. At night, I pack my gym bag with all my essentials, throw on my workout gear, and go to sleep. That way, when I wake up, all I have to do is brush my teeth, grab my stuff, and head to the gym!

    1. Aja says:

      That’s a good idea sleeping in your workout clothes.

  2. Ashley says:

    I’ve started going in the morning before work, and knowing that i’ve already burned some calories, and got my day started in a healthy way helps. i used to work out at night and it was hard finding motivation after a long day at work. dragging my butt out the bed is the inevitable and i find that a nice Spotify playlist, Golden Girls on CC and some cuties in the gym help me start and finish strong! lol

  3. Music is key for me

  4. Tiffany says:

    Recently I just started working out and what I find motivates me to hit the gym is images of toned and fit women, whether they be of Rihanna, Beyonce, or a friend on Facebook and seeing their bodies motivates me to lose weight and exercise. Other images that are great to have is before and after photos as it just shows that if they can, you can.

  5. Jess says:

    I joined the mankofit challenge last year and it changed my life. I was even featured on her page which only motivated me more. I’m proud to say I’ve kept it up and am a gym rat now. Lol I go at least 5x weekly. Hotrikanfitness on IG

  6. Music, then go look at people like the girl in the lead photo on Instagram

  7. Keisha says:

    I take a variety of dance classes, I’m having fun but still doing intense cardio. I love dancing so much it never seems arduous like walking on a treadmill and it helps me escape to my other life of being a faux backup dancer lol.

  8. Empress SC says:

    I’m already in shape naturally. I’m blessed to never had to worry about that but I still desire to learn get toned.

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  10. Jpeezy says:

    Massy “mankofit” still inspires me to this day.. She’s always in a positive spirit and I want to have just an ounce of hers lol. But definitely the selfies have helped! I also have a Fitbit, so I track my daily steps to see how much I’m being active day to day. It really helps!

  11. Nae says:

    I’m struggling with this right now! I do not have a natural enthusiasm fort fitness but obesity runs in my family and I don’t want that for myself. I signed up for a yearly membership and the money is getting deducted whether I go or not so thus far I’ve been making an effort to go. Hopefully, I can keep it up!

  12. Alexa says:

    I’m working on being the healthiest me possible. It’s definitely a journey that I’ve failed more then once but I’m still trying. My grandmother and bio father has had strokes so I’m not going to let myself be a victim.

  13. roseinweeds says:

    when i doubt…go shopping…for workout gear! this has always worked for me. i love workout gear..new bras, pants, sweatbands, gloves etc…its a motivating factor to put all of it good use in the gym!

  14. Tiffanie B. says:

    I absolutely love the “Create a Workout Payroll” idea. It’s simple but it could definitely help to see visually, where you are and where you want to be. I know one thing that motivates me is actually dragging my gym clothes with me throughout the day. Basically, I prep the day before with everything and when I leave work, I realize why my bag has been so heavy and I don’t want to go all the way home utilizing nothing that was in my bag so that it comes down to being a big waste of time. Gaining a buddy definitely helps, if the buddy is motivated. If you find someone who’s just like you, then it really does not help because they won’t motivate you in the way that you really need to be motivated to move. I love the idea of finding a new class as well. If you live in a major city, please look up Vixen Army. I love their classes and they really do motivate me to jump start my workouts again. I don’t like wasting money so as soon as I pay, i feel like I am not dedicated to actually going to the class and giving them all I have for the workout.


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