How To Stay Motivated As A Beginner

Hey there, beginners! It’s great to see you taking the first steps on your fitness journey. It can sometimes feel overwhelming, but staying motivated is critical to reaching your goals. As a personal fitness trainer at Shield Barbell, I’ve seen plenty of beginners start strong and then lose steam. But don’t worry; I’ve got some tips to help you stay fired up and ready to crush it!

Set Realistic Goals

Having big dreams is awesome, but breaking them down into smaller, achievable steps is essential. Instead of saying, “I want to lose 50 pounds,” try setting a goal like, “I want to lose 2 pounds per week.” These smaller goals are more accessible and will keep you motivated along the way.

Find Something You Love To Do

Fitness shouldn’t feel like a chore! Whether it’s lifting weights, going for a run, or taking a dance class, find an activity that gets you excited to move your body. When you enjoy your work, you’re more likely to stick with it.

Mix Things Up!

Doing the same workout routine day after day can get boring fast. Try switching up your exercises, trying new classes, or working out with a friend to keep things fresh and exciting. Plus, trying new things challenges your body in different ways, helping you avoid plateaus and keep making progress.


Skipping a workout is easy when no one’s holding you to it. That’s where a workout buddy or a personal trainer can be handy. Having someone to check in with and hold you accountable can make all the difference in staying motivated and on track.

Lastly, don’t be too hard on yourself. We all have off days, and that’s okay! Instead of beating yourself up over a missed workout or a slip-up in your diet, focus on your progress and how far you’ve come. Remember, fitness is a journey, not a destination.


So there you have it: staying motivated as a beginner is all about setting realistic goals, finding activities you love, mixing things up, staying accountable, and being kind to yourself along the way. And if you ever need some extra support, join Shield Barbell today. Together, we’ll crush those goals and make your fitness dreams a reality!

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