Project Zero: Finding Exercise Motivation

I LOVE to exercise. A lot! It has never been a problem or a battle of the wills for me to get to the gym.  Working out is simply FUN!

Most people don’t understand me.

Heck, my own husband doesn’t understand me.

And that’s OK.  I’m smart enough to know that my “exercise is fun” mentality lands me in the MINORITY of how people think.  Lack of motivation to work out is one of the reasons I have a job as a personal trainer.

During this holiday season, finding that drive can be almost impossible, so today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES that I often use for my clients.  Tackling the MIND is just as important than working the BODY and inspirational quotes often help overcome mental barriers.  In fact, saying or repeating a motivational mantra can improve athletic performance and help one reach their goals.  When you employ this tactic, you’re literally choosing MIND over MATTER, telling your body, that yes, you CAN do this!

If you have a Pinterest account, feel free to “pin” the following motivational quotes for yourself and get inspired!

Fitness Motivation:

These are just a few of my favorite inspirational quotes.  Do you get inspired by motivational quotes?  What are some of your favorites?  Please share in the comments below!

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For this week’s workout, I thought I’d incorporate a household item that you probably already have in your cupboard or pantry!

A PAPER PLATE!

Actually, you’ll need two.  And just 15 minutes of time.

This workout will be AMRAP-style.  AMRAP stands for “As Many Repetitions As Possible.”  For 15 minutes, we’re going to work straight through this circuit as quickly as possible (with correct form). AMRAP’s are wonderful for getting your heart rate up and metabolism charged in a short amount of time, just what we need right now!

Let’s get moving!

What You’ll Need

Two paper plates – (If you have access to gliders at your gym, you can substitute those in for the paper plates!)

A sturdy chair or coffee table

How Often

Three to four times per week, non-consecutive days.


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Confused about some of the moves? Watch below as I demonstrate each one!

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QUESTION: Log your current weight below! And be sure to leave a comment and let me know how Project Zero is working for you.  We’ve got one week left!

For more fitness and health tips, please visit my healthy living blog, Lindsay’s List, and join in on the fun at the LL Facebook page, where I host giveaways and weekly workouts!