Let's be honest, our minds can be our biggest resource and our biggest weapon. Why is it so hard to find the motivation to work out? I mean the struggle is so real sometimes. To remedy this, I found some motivation on the Internet and social media that has helped me to get my bum off the couch...& in the gym, because sometimes just a little motivation is all we need!  

1. Go at your own pace 

Going to a gym filled with equipment that you have no idea how to use, or seeing people in there with amazing bodies can be a bit intimidating, to say the least. Just know those people did not just wake up one morning with a killer body. They developed a routine and it became a lifestyle to maintain phsyical fitness. They had to learn how to maintain proper form. They've probably failed many times. Don't look at their end result and think you need to start there, that's not how it works! 

2. Don't worry about how far you'll go, just get started! 

 3. ...& when you do start, start small. 

Baby steps could mean walking your dog for an extra 10 minutes, using the smallest dumbbells in the gym, or walking before you start sprinting.  

4. The body of your dreams will take work! 


5. You don't have to spend endless hours in the gym! 

You really only need about 20-35 minutes of moderate exercise per day to lose weight.  

6. Think about the bigger picture 

Search #transformation on Twitter for all the before/after magic. You've gotta start somewhere. 

7. Eliminate those excuses! 

Our minds will come up with a million excuses to keep us from doing what we know we need to do. I've literally told myself every excuse in the book...successfully. 

9. Give your body a little more credit 

Refer to previous meme. The mind is the very first obstacle to conquer. 

9. Make sure your priorities are in check 

I don't want to look as good as them. I just want to be the best version of myself. What are your fitness goals?

10. C'mon, we know there's nothing like an "after-workout" selfie. ;) 

...because we all feel like our strongest selves after a sweaty workout right? What are some things you've done to achieve your fitness goals? Share in the comments, let's talk about it! 

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