Are you struggling with self motivation? Having a hard time getting yourself to your regularly scheduled workouts? Finding more and more reasons to cheat on your healthy diet? I promise you’re not alone!
A healthy dose of motivation coupled with determination will get you just about anywhere you want to go. So how do you know if you’re genuinely motivated?
- Motivation will tell you to get out of bed for an early workout.
- Motivation will nag you to put down the doughnut.
- Motivation makes passing on fries a reflex.
- Motivation makes a sweat drenched workout exciting and fun.
Motivation constantly reminds you why you do what you do. It compounds and builds on itself. One good day leads to another. Every decision is purposeful and impactful.
Self-Motivating Mind Trick #1: Pinpoint Your Motivator.
Motivation stems simply from having a goal. What is your goal? Why do you want to get into great shape?
Take a minute to really uncover the reason that you want to lose the weight, build muscle, etc.
Don’t say something vague like you want to ‘Be thinner‘ or ‘Look more attractive.‘ Dig deeper – there is a very specific motivator in your life, we just need to find it.
Here are some possible motivators…
- I want to have more energy to keep up with the kids.
- I want to improve my health through weight loss to extend and improve my life.
- I want to lose 15 pounds before my vacation.
- I want to restore my confidence to wear sleeveless shirts.
- I want to regain my figure to impress and attract my significant other.
Self-Motivating Mind Trick #2: Make It Official.
When you write something down it suddenly feels official, doesn’t it? Write down your motivator for getting into great shape, and post it where you will see it often—next to your alarm clock, on the bathroom mirror, or in your car.
Each time you see your written motivator take a moment to visualize yourself accomplishing your goal. Try to make the scene as clear in your mind as possible. This is a powerful tool for maintaining your focus and direction.
Self-Motivating Mind Trick #3: Be Practical.
It’s game plan time. You know what you want, and now you need to map out exactly how you’ll achieve it. It is important to be practical in your planning, rather than throwing out ideas that you know you won’t stick with.
With any weight loss goal it is important to 1) maintain a healthy, modest diet, and 2) participate in a consistent and challenging exercise program.
Plan a routine that will fit into your schedule and you’ll be more likely to stick with it. Try and avoid day-by-day planning if/when possible. It’s far too easy to find yourself on a slippery slope back to square one, Really try and choose an exercise program that you enjoy. In other words, don’t force yourself to spin every day if you hate spinning. Trying new things is great, but settling on the right things is important.
Self-Motivating Mind Trick #4: Call For Backup.
Enlist the support of your friends, family and co-workers. Tell everyone about your goal to lose weight and get fit, you’ll be surprised how supportive most people will be. By being open about your goals, you’ll likely be an encouragement to others to make healthy changes in their own lives. The accountability means everything when you have a constantly changing day-to-day environment.
And of course…
The most effective way to ensure that you meet your goal is to enlist our support, your health and fitness specialists. Together we will identify what really motivates you. Together we will design a workout routine that fits into your schedule and into your life. And together we will see it through until your goal is met.
Call or email us today to get started on the program that will transform your life. Consultations and fitness evaluations are always complimentary to our members, so take advantage TODAY.