What makes you motivated?!
During one of my strength workouts last week I was able to press 30 pound dumbbells for 12 reps, something I wasn’t able to do a week ago. That felt so great. Picking up those dumbbells and actually feeling like they had gotten lighter is what motivates me.
If you have trouble with finding motivation to exercise, set measurable goals (squat 20 lbs., run 1 mile without stopping) for yourself and then start chipping away at them, one step at a time. The most important thing is to remember that it takes time and dedication. You have to be persistent and work at it every day. Don’t get discouraged when you don’t see or feel results after just one or two workouts. That’s not how it works. I know we all want instant gratification (and with working out you do get it a little bit because you will definitely ALWAYS feel AWESOME after a sweat sesh), but depending on what your goals are and where you’re starting out it might take weeks, months, or even years. Don’t let that discourage you though. Let it be your motivation, because the feeling of accomplishing what you set out to achieve is always worth it!