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Tips to Help You Get into (and Stay in) the Fitness Mindset

Are you someone who struggles to find the motivation to work out? If so, you’re not alone. Exercise can be tough to stick to, even when we know it’s good for us. The good news is that there are ways to make it easier.

Creating a fitness mindset is key to workout motivation. It’s important to remember that physical activity should be fun, not a chore. When you’re in the right frame of mind, working out can be enjoyable and something to look forward to. 

Think of it this way: If you enjoy working out and getting fit, you’re more likely to do it. But if you don’t put yourself in that mindset, it’ll be harder to find the motivation. So, how can you create a fitness mindset? This blog post will share some tips. 

1 – Set Realistic Goals 

If you’re looking to get in shape, it’s important to set realistic goals. Trying to lose 50 pounds in a month or running a marathon if you’ve never even run a 5K is setting yourself up for disappointment. 

Instead, focus on setting small, achievable goals that you can gradually work up to. This will help you stay motivated and on track towards reaching your fitness goals. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, so you should go easy on yourself. 

2 – Find an Activity You Enjoy

If you hate running, don’t force yourself to do it. There are plenty of other options, from walking to biking to swimming. Find something you enjoy and you’ll be more likely to stick with it.

3 – Make It a Habit

The more you do something, the easier it becomes. So make working out a regular part of your routine. Put it on your calendar or set a daily alarm to remind yourself. It is said that for an act to turn into a habit, it has to be done consistently for at least 66 days, or more or less two months.

4 – Make It a Routine

Make it as easy as possible to exercise. Have your workout clothes laid out the night before or keep them in your car so you can go straight to the gym after work. Get into the routine of eating healthy and delicious meals, too. This will help you look forward to your workout (and your post-workout meal!)

5 – Find a Support System

Tell your friends and family about your goals and ask for their support. Join an exercise class or find a workout buddy to help you stay in the mindset of getting healthy and reaching your fitness goals. Remember that it will be much easier to stick to the habit of working out if you have another person sharing the routine with you.

6 – Work with a Personal Trainer

Working with a personal trainer can help you stay motivated and on track with your fitness goals. Personal trainers can help you design a workout program that is tailored to your specific goals and body type. They can also help you stay accountable and motivated to work out.

7 – Reward Yourself

When you reach your fitness goals, reward yourself with a new workout outfit, a new pair of shoes, or a new piece of workout equipment. This will help keep you motivated and excited about working out.


If you want to create a fitness mindset for workout motivation, it is important to keep the tips mentioned above in mind. If you can stick to these, you will be well on your way to developing a strong fitness mindset that will help you stay motivated to reach your fitness goals.

Are you looking for a personal trainer? Get in touch with Riddlock Personal Training. We are a husband-and-wife team ready to help you reach peak fitness the soonest! Contact us and let us help you get into the fitness mindset today!