If you've subscribed to us for a while now, you probably know that we've written quite a bit about motivation in the past. We've written about what gets us motivated (usually that is a need for a change) and we written about what keeps us motivated.
When we have a catalyst that spurs on excitement for making changes, it's easy to feel motivated. Here are 5 tips to help you stay motivated:
Have A Goal
Big or small, this goal should be challenging yet achievable. Attach a deadline to when you want to hit this goal. This will light a fire within you to stay on your routine. Goal setting the right way can be very effective, but goal setting the wrong way can set you back. If you need help with it, book a complimentary goal setting session with us here
Keep Track of Your Progress
What makes us keep those goals we set in our line of sight and to keep striving to achieve them? When we wade through all the warm and fuzzy reasons for working out, all the benefits and rewards, all the words that make it seem so nice and lovely to be in a place where working out is a part of your lifestyle, the only real and tangible motivator for most people is RESULTS. If you don't know where you started, you won't know how far you've come. It is important to check in with your goal progress. With every membership, our athletes have access to our workout tracking app that allows you track benchmark progress throughout your fitness journey.
Find a Training Partner/Group or Personal Trainer
Competition and camaraderie can be very powerful. Finding a person, group or personal trainer to train with keeps you accountable to your routine. When you find yourself feeling lazy or unmotivated, you'd be surprised of how an accountability partner can get you into the gym. Put yourself out there and get into a supportive environment.
Try Something New
If your current "routine" isn't working for you, try something new. Pick up a new fitness hobby. Ideally something you've never done before. Ensure that you can commit enough time to it. Trying something once is great, but give it a fair chance. If you enjoy your regular routine, there are different exercises that can be just as effective and feel brand new.
If you're not having fun, you're fighting an uphill battle. Try to set yourself up for success when it comes to health and fitness. Yes it will be difficult, especially to start. Finding something enjoyable can make a world of difference. If it's new and feels intimidating, we suggest trying it at least once...never know, you might end up having a great time!
There will be times when you "fall off the wagon" and it can feel like you're so far gone, just know that you will always be further head than when you first made a change. It's never to late jump back on the saddle.
If you need a nudge in the right direction, book a free no-sweat intro to talk to one of our coaches!