025: Finding Motivation to Exercise // Monica Tanner of On the Brighter Side

3 Steps to Finding Your Motivation to Exercise--or Do Anything Difficult in Your Life

If you’re like me, finding time and motivation to exercise has become difficult since becoming a mom.

If you’re not like me (ha!), you exercise almost daily, but it’s probably hard to find motivation to do some other things in your life.

Whatever camp you’re in, I think this episode will help you. Monica Tanner, a mother of four, a small business owner, and a podcaster at On the Brighter Side, shares three steps for finding motivation to exercise—and her tips can be applied in many other situations as well.


Listen in as she teaches me how to…

1) Start with a positive and believable thought about yourself.

2) Find your own compelling reason to exercise.

3) Make it enjoyable, so the habit will stick.


This is a great discussion with so many nuggets of wisdom. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Show Notes

Monica’s Website: http://onthebrightersideoflife.com/

Monica’s Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-brighter-side/id1345544810?mt=2&ls=1

Rachel’s Website: 3in30podcast.com

Get a PDF of each month’s takeaways: 3in30podcast.com/takeaways


About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.


  1. Brinley Tanner on 03/03/2020 at 1:20 PM

    This is the best podcast I’ve ever listened to! It’s improved my life in so many ways and continues to do so. Monica Tanner is the kindest, positive, motivational person you will ever meet. Her heart is so big and beautiful and she has the most contagious smile I’ve ever seen. She’s humble, smart, outgoing, and talented. I strongly believe that if you listen to On The Brighter Side you will see positive improvements to you life.

    • Rachel Nielson on 04/05/2020 at 11:43 AM

      Monica is definitely amazing!!! I love having her as my friend! Thank you for commenting!

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