Workout Motivation: 4 Tips to Get Moving

Workout Motivation: 4 Tips to Get Moving

For most of us, exercising regularly is a challenging feat. It takes a lot of effort and will power to complete a routine morning workout. Being consistent with your gym sessions requires motivation. There are days when you just don’t wanna. Days when you just want to sleep in and hit that snooze button three more times before scrambling to get up late for work.

All too often the mind is willing, but the flesh is weak. We’ve all been on that road. And even though Emilia Clarke’s banging body turns you green with envy, that’s not motivation enough. So here’s how to motivate yourself to workout, so much so that you ACTUALLY want to get up and workout—because, hey, it’s not the thought that counts…

Workout Motivation Tip #1: Envision Your End Goal.

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jogging girl

In everything that we do, success starts with a goal set in mind. The same is true with working out. You have to set your fitness goal and stick to it. Think of what you are trying to accomplish. Are you exercising for better health, to boost your self-esteem, to be able to finally wear that skimpy bikini you have stashed at the back of your closet, or all of the above?

Whether your goal is short-term or long-term, when you visualize your desired results, you start to believe in the plausibility of it happening. That helps you to focus on it and keep yourself on the right track.

Workout Motivation Tip #2: Get Cute Workout Gear



This is a great incentive for your inner shopaholic (I’m still trying to smother mine, she’s the worst). Exercising is already hard, but cute athletic gear can really inspire you to get out to the gym! Let’s face it: when you look good you feel good too.

Having comfortable, non frumpy workout clothes that flatter your body makes it easier to hit the gym without being self-conscious. You can even dress up your workout clothes for a sport luxe look that will also leave you with no excuses to hit up that impromptu yoga class later. Not to mention, you’ll get another fly Instagram OOTD post!

Workout Motivation Tip #3: Remember Why You Started.

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Achieving a goal takes time. It also takes blood, sweat, and tears, and it can be a while before you see and feel results. But before you flush all of your hard work down the toilet and return to religious Netflix and Chilling, note that it’s called “working out” for a reason. You have to continuously show up and work to achieve your desired results.

So when you’re feeling impatient, just focus on that initial feeling of inspiration. You’re more likely to revitalize yourself to pursue your goals when you hold on to your initial passion. Always remember that you have already gone far to stop. You deserve your success. It’s just a few sit-ups and burpees away…

Workout Motivation Tip #4: Try a New Gym.


Hitting up the same gym you have had membership for since forever can be pretty boring and uninspiring. Explore new fitness centres or take a run somewhere new to keep it fresh. Seeing new places and new faces can psyche you up to get out there more. Maybe do some yoga in the park next to your place to soak up some morning sun (and people watch! Because being creepy is fun- obviously).

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Creating a workout playlist can also help. Put together a cool playlist that matches your workout mood to take your routine to the next level and stir you to look forward to your next session! Trust me. With these tips, you’ll never want to touch that snooze button again. Except don’t hold me to that. The snooze button is awesome…





  • These are great tip. I wasn’t the biggest fun of exercising but getting new workout gear really helped.

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      Thanks Izabela! xx

  • Raysa Garcia

    OMAIGAAAA… First of all your body is TDF, seriously 😍 and I love your comfy workout gear, it looks amazinggggg on you! You are so beautiful and inspiring, babe. Thank you, thank you for these tips!
    Kisses, Raysa

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      Why thank you Raysa! And ditto on your body gf!! *snap* I see you boo boo 🙂

  • Devika Bhagwat
    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      Thanks Devika! Loving your blog xx

  • Shine Light

    that’s motivating! i can’t go out for workout as I have children, i try to exercise at home.thank you

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      There are tons of really great workout videos on youtube you should try! It’s like going to a yoga class in person but you can be naked in your room if you want, haha…

  • Wow! You have a fabulous body and that workout outfit is really cute.
    Think I am inspired already 😀
    Richa | Fancier’s World

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      Thanks Richa! I’m still working on my post you tagged me in 🙂 I think I’ll release it for my birthday!! xx

  • Be Net Worthy

    Fitness is the best medicine, it makes everything else in your life so much easier!

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      How true! Good health is so important for success in all aspects of life!

  • Essere Moda

    This post is very motivating. Your body is by the way gorgeous! I’m so jealous right now! Keep up the good work! X

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      That is very kind of you! have a beautiful day 🙂

  • Good tips! You look amazing!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      Thanks Amy!

  • These tips are so good! Remember why one started always does it for me! Xx

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      Have a great rest of the week lovely 🙂 xx

  • Great post! I think always keeping your goals in mind, and checking out a new gym, will definitely be an inspiration! xo

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      Thank you for stopping by Luci! Maybe trying a new workout like pilates, boxing, or barre would help too!

  • Raquel Harbin

    Hopefully this helps me get started! Thank you

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      I hope so too Raquel! Your health is so important angel pie!

  • Danielle

    I love these tips. I often start working out, but after a week or two fall off. I do typically get excited to buy new and cute workout gear, though. And I have to workout to wear it so I might as well!

    • Kandja Abigail Sylla

      Thanks Danielle! Everyone has been through that I’m-going-to-make-this-big-life-change-and-get-super-fit-only-to-fall-back-into-Netflix cycle a couple weeks later… The trick is to push the “Netflix” part as far out as you can 🙂 x

  • Monika

    I need these tips in my life. I have been trying to be more consistent and definitely need all the help. I am all about cute gym clothes hehe.. You are so fit and look absolutely amazing here babe <3 Have a great day!

    Monika |

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Great tips! Creating a playlist definitely helps me since sometimes I don’t even have the energy to get up and exercise! 🙂

    xoxo, Vanessa

  • I like #2 the most!! It works a 101% for me! Thanks for sharing love! 🙂


  • Style hue

    Girl this really inspires me to get that Emilia Clarke body 🙂 I def. should get some cute workout gear to help keep me inspired! I think my goal is to be consistent


  • Molly Hogan

    Love this workout gear! Super cute.



  • Katrina Fernandez

    Ohh babe, you’re so sexy and gorgeous. It really indeed a nice place to workout. Happy Friday!

    Checkout my new blog post SAMMYDRESS REVIEW
    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha

  • Aiko Cunanan

    So beautiful and fit! Love your workout clothes- the prints are so lovely.


  • Dressed With Soul

    I’m impressed how fit you are and how well in shape! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your tips – I see you have definitely the workout gear which enables to have fun with workout as you look beautiful and cool in it. Personally I’m doing a strict and regularly workout – but in the evening in the “gym” in our house 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Amazing tips and can I just say…, you are goals!!!!!

  • I gotta remember why I started. I was doing so well and then wedding season during the summer began. And I got off track with eating whatever I wanted. I’m trying to get back to having a balanced healthy diet. It takes a lot of effort and prep to cook for yourself regularly, especially if you want to prepare fresh vegetables with your meals and not let them go bad. But it’s rewarding both on the outside of your body and on your brain. It’s just so hard to prevent yourself form buying the cheat stuff while you’re grocery shopping. Anyways, working out regularly is the hardest for me. But once I get on track, I stay on it.

    xx Yasmin

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    You are so inspiring! You look absolutely gorgeous and flawless.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len

  • I agree about buying cute workout gears, I always feel motivated to work out more when I wear something that makes me look good. I only do yoga at home and once a week joining power yoga classes but I tell myself something is better than nothing. My motivation for working out? So I can eat whatever I want whenever I want. 😛

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Agree with all of these points babe!! And cute workout gear alllllways makes you feel more motivated 😉 You look amazing as always moma xxx