9 Motivating Mantras for Days When You Don't Feel Like Working Out

9 Motivating Mantras for Days When You Don't Feel Like Working Out
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For the first few days (or even weeks) of a new exercise plan, it’s easy to make it to the gym. But after the honeymoon phase is over, getting in a solid workout gets harder and harder.

Your schedule gets busier, your motivation starts to wane, and you seem to find new excuses every day.

  • “I don’t have time.”

  • “I’m feeling tired.”

  • “I should work on my presentation.”

  • “I feel guilty for spending time away from my kids.”

  • “I should make dinner.”

  • “One missed workout won’t make a difference.”

  • “I’m not seeing results anyway.”

Sound familiar? Before you know it, you’re skipping more workouts than you’re completing, and your thoughts are in a downward spiral. When you think about your fitness goals, all you feel is guilt, disappointment, and negativity.

If you’re struggling with excuses and mindset issues, it might be time to reframe your fitness goals, let go of old thought patterns, and choose a more positive outlook.

Here are nine motivating mantras for days when you don’t feel like working out.

 


 

FOR THE DAYS WHEN YOU FEEL TOO TIRED TO WORKOUT

  1. Exercise makes me stronger, happier, and more energetic, and I know I’ll feel incredible when this workout is over.

  2. I’ll feel alert, confident, and full of energy after this challenging workout.

  3. I choose to workout even when I’m tired, because I know that’s the best way for me to take care of my body right now.

 

FOR THE DAYS WHEN YOU FEEL GUILTY TO TAKE THE TIME TO WORKOUT

  1. I’m a better parent and partner when I take care of myself.

  2. I’m deserving of self-care, strength, and the time I need to take care of my body.

  3. When I take the time to workout—even on the craziest days—I’m setting a strong, positive example for my children/partner.

 

FOR THE DAYS WHEN YOU FEEL TOO BUSY TO WORKOUT

  1. I choose to prioritize my health and well-being, no matter what.

  2. Exercise makes me more productive, more balanced, and more energetic...while also helping me to manage stress in a healthy way.

  3. There are 24 hours in a day. I choose to dedicate at least 2% of my time to a 30-minute workout, even when my life is full and busy.

 

 


 

Inspired? Motivated? Ready for change? Keep these mantras in mind next time you’re tempted to skip a workout for the wrong reasons. Pro tip: make a list of your own fitness mantras and reminders in the notes app on your phone—that way, it will always be close by when you need a little pep talk or mindset shift.

We can’t wait to see you at Fit Factory for your next workout. Keep being awesome!

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