The 31 Most Motivational Posts To Kick Off The New You

The 31 Most Motivational Posts To Kick Off The New YouYou’ve made it through another year! How does your end match up with what you thought it would be this time last year?

It’s January 1, and that means it’s time for you to start working on your New Year’s decisions (resolutions don’t work). Maybe you’ve got some, maybe you don’t. You might be too sick at the moment to do anything about it anyway.

That’s why I did some legwork for you. I spent some time looking for the best motivational posts I could find, and I’ve linked you to them below.

Most of them are related specifically to fitness, others aren’t. But I can promise you there are at least several in this list that will help you get going with your new goals.

So without further ado, here are the top 31 motivational posts I found to help you kick start your fitness.


Get Back On Track
31 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise
– Leo Babauta, Zen Habits

It’s Time to “Get Real”
– Mark Sisson, Mark’s Daily Apple

Focus On The Short Term
– Chris, Zen to Fitness

Fat Loss – Strong Motivation is More Important than Details
– Rusty Moore, Fitness Black Book

The #1 Rule You Must Follow To Reach Your Goals in Fitness and Life
– Chris Lopez, Fit and Busy Dad

The Most Important Thing You Can Take to the Gym
– Jason Ferruggia, Renegade Strength and Conditioning

What I learned about Super Heroes in Vegas
– Brad Pilon

Passion: The Secret Ingredient To Success
– Ross Enamait, Ross Training

Do Something. Do Anything
– Steve Kamb, Nerd Fitness


3 Great Ways To Rediscover Your Motivation
– Mac Smith, Get Fit Slowly

IF by Rudyard Kipling
– Jimson Lee, SpeedEndurance

Shift Out of Neutral: 4 Easy Steps To Get Motivated and Get Moving In Life
– Brett & Kate McKay, The Art Of Manliness

How to Craft Your Environment To Support Habit Change
– Adam Baker, Man Vs. Debt

How NOT to Suck at New Year’s Resolutions
– Matt Garland via ManVsDebt

Find Your Motivation
– Greg Presto,

5 Easy Steps to Perfection
– Michelene Cleary, DailySpark

4 steps to finding motivation
– Luke Starbuck, 4 Hour Body Couple

How do I stop being so damn lazy?
– Ramit Sethi, I Will Teach You To Be Rich

7 Success Secrets That 99% of People Don’t Know or Use
– Diggy, Upgrade Reality

Motivation for Smart People (Sans Chest Pounding)
– Steve Pavlina

Run your own race
– Seth Godin

Get Motivated! 11 Ideas That Really Work
– Matt Frazier, No Meat Athlete


Testimonial: “I’ve officially lost over half of my original body weight.”
– Vainglory, Finding the Drive

Youtube Videos

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes
Winston S Churchill: We Shall Fight on the Beaches
Matrix 3 – “Because I choose to.”


2 years ago that number said 476
350 to 200 in 2 years
First 5lbs lost
Actually, if you want more motivation than you can shake a stick at, just browse for a while.

The most inspirational video ever

Finally, I’m extremely happy to share this one with you. I don’t know why I didn’t think of him before.

I searched Youtube for “the most motivational video ever.” The top search result was a video of a friend of mine. Nick was born with no arms and no legs, but I bet he has a richer life than nearly everyone on the planet.

What do you do if you fall? You use your arms and legs to get up.

What do you do if you fall but you have no arms or legs?

You get up anyway.

Go get it!

Ok, now you’ve spent a really long time getting motivated. Now get to work. 😉

What’s your biggest motivation this year?

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  1. Thanks for including me in this list of posts by some incredible authors and even some friends! It’s funny to me how many of the same sites we must read.

    Wishing you a year of motivation in 2012.

    • Thanks, Matt! Even though I’m not a no-meat athlete, I still enjoy reading your blog for general fitness inspiration (especially with respect to running, which is I think why I found you in the first place).


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