So, you went to the gym for a little while and made a little progress. Then you lost your motivation. You kept thinking about going back. You knew you should have continued your routine. But you didn’t. The longer you left it, the harder it was to go back. Nope, this isn’t some kind of psychic vision. It’s something that usually happens to everybody at some point. A loss of motivation! Well, here’s some good news. With the tips in this guide, you’ll never lose your motivation again. Read on to find out how!
Don’t Ever Beat Yourself Up
If you beat yourself up for missing one workout or eating one ‘cheat’ meal, then you’re quickly going to lose motivation. This isn’t a race, it’s a lifestyle. That means you need to accept that you’re not going to be perfect 100% of the time. Take a rest day every so often and enjoy it. Eat a cheat meal and enjoy it. This isn’t supposed to be hard, or torture. It’s supposed to be enjoyable.
Set A Reward For Yourself
Keeping up the habit of exercise can be tough. However, they say that once you’ve kept it up for 21-30 days, you will have created a new habit. Stick to it for this long and promise yourself a healthy reward. Maybe it could be a spa break, or a new outfit. Why not a new gym outfit? It’s really easy to get deals! Keep that goal in mind and allow it to motivate you. You could even do this for yourself every month for sticking to your routine!
Track Your Progress Consistently
By tracking your progress as consistently as possible, you’ll be able to accurately see how much progress you’re making in terms of aesthetics, health, and even your mindset. Make a note at the same time, at the same day each week. Note down how you feel, how your whole week has been, how you look, your measurements, etc. Take pictures if you like. You will love comparing these as you go on.
Think Of The Feeling
What do you want to feel like right now? Sexy, confident, unstoppable? What would you like to feel like in the future? Too many people focus on what they want to look like, rather than what they want to feel like. By focusing on what you want to feel like, you’ll automatically feel more motivated to go. Sometimes, the way we look just isn’t enough to get us out of the door and in the gym. Making yourself feel amazing should be a brilliant motivator!
Get Someone To Hold You Accountable
How about getting a friend with the same goals as you to work out with you? You could at least tell them your plans and get them to keep you accountable. Check in with them every week!
Eat Food That Energizes You
The food you eat is going to energize you and supercharge your results, if you’re eating right. Make sure you’re getting plenty of healthy, colorful foods for the best results. You can have treats, but make sure you pay attention to how you feel too.