3 Ways to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goals
Taking on fitness goals has become increasingly popular and we choose them for a number of reasons. Some people have weight loss, gain or maintenance goals, others have health issues to address. Maybe you’re looking to attract a new hot date or set a date for your first body composition competition. Whatever your reason for setting a fitness goal, if motivation is lacking – your journey to getting there will be a difficult one. Where do you find your motivation? By definition, motivation is the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal. How do you spark that part of your brain to arouse the desire to change your life? Try these tips if you’re in need of some motivation:
1. Remember why you originally set your fitness goals.
When motivation is lacking, remember why you want to get and stay fit.
-Post pictures of what you want to look like. Find a person who’s already achieved your goal and learn from their experiences.
-Is it for yourself? Be vain! When you can strip off the layers and let your newly sculpted body get a tan poolside, it’ll all be worth it.
-Take note of how it feels to be proud of your achievements and use it as ammunition for the next time you’re feeling lazy.
2. Set up an accountability partner
Get someone else involved to hold you accountable. If you have a set time to meet a buddy in the gym or for early morning sprints, you are much less likely to skip your workout to sit in the air conditioning. Set a weekly schedule with your training partners or make friends in the gym that will check up on you and hold you accountable with your progress.
3. Create a killer soundtrack
Nothing gets me moving faster than some great tunes. If you need a little pep in your step, or the energy to blast through your last drop-set, download some of your new favorite songs and have fun creating a soundtrack to get excited about. (Try something new like electronic or techno. Maybe some heavy rock and roll or metal? Whatever you’re into, choose a fast tempo that’ll keep you moving from set to set.)
Remember, If you’re not moving – you’re not losing…
Getting your workouts in regardless of how uncomfortable it may feel is crucial. CHOOSE to take action and take pride when you get the results you’ve earned. For more helpful hints visit facebook.com/laurenraelifemindset
on choosing a mindset to fuel your fitness adventures.
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