Motivation to exercise.
It’s one of the biggest struggles people are dealing with on their journey to being healthier.
So what should you do?
Motivation is is fascinating to me. It’s really something that comes and goes with even the most health conscious people.
When you’re motivated everything is easier. You get your workouts in, eat better, overall you’re a happier more productive person.
When you don’t have motivation, you desperately want to get it back. You think about that block of time when you were doing so well!
What is a person to do when they have zero motivation to workout?
Something I’ve really been studying and preaching is Mindset.
Your mindset is the key to everything.
Mindset determines motivation in my opinion. You choose how you want to feel. You really do.
If you want to reach your goals and succeed in anything then developing the right mindset is crucial.
If you need motivation to get back to training you must first know WHY you want to achieve the goals you’re after, if you don’t have a big enough WHY then your more likely to give up.
Here are 4 tips that will develop the Warrior mindset you need to get motivated and get back in the gym:
1. Find your Compass. To build a Warrior mindset you must clearly see where you want to go. What do you want to look like? How do you want to feel? Who do you want to be? Create images in your mind, and pictures of your end result, this will create a strong pull towards your end goal. Keep envisioning how you’ll feel and what you’ll look like when you finally reach that goal
2. Set appropriate goals. After you have your long term vision and goal solid break it down into smaller more achievable goals. Always keeping in mind the real reason why your after the goals you’ve set.
When you strive to achieve any goal you must clarify your expectations, set long term goals and short term goals.
* If your long term goal is to lose 50lbs my advice would be to set small “short term” attainable goals such as “week one I will strive to get 3 workouts in.” Week two, “I will continue training 3 times a week and stop drinking soda”.
Keep it simple.
At TFW Mahopac we call this Choose One Lose One. This will keep you from getting overwhelmed and losing motivation. Set these short term goals weekly. Hitting your target every week leads to a good month. Good months lead to consistency and ultimately RESULTS!
3. Attitude Is Everything!
Have a Positive Attitude and have confidence in yourself. There will be obstacles in your way but the way you view those obstacles will determine how you deal them. View obstacles as opportunities for growth not failure. Staying positive and knowing that obstacles are temporary will help you to break through them.
4. Change “I’ll Try” to “I WILL”. You must totally commit to your actions. When people say “I”ll TRY” they are giving themselves a way out when things get tough. With an “I Will” attitude you eliminate the “QUIT OPTION” and this will help you find the bigger reason why you want to achieve your goals.
Listen, there are days I don’t feel like training.
If you find yourself in a stretch of making poor choices when it comes to food or training, it’s OK. Don’t Beat Yourself Up! But, start doing something productive, even if the motivation isn’t there.
The next time you don’t feel motivated to work out: Show up, and do something. It doesn’t have to be the best workout of your life, you don’t necessarily have to beat your previous workout’s performance, but just do something to get you started.
And if you find yourself on a prolonged stretch of making less than ideal food choices, start making better choices right away! Make that U-turn with your next meal.
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Coach John's enthusiastic approach and positive energy will get anyone excited about fitness. However it's his ability to motivate and inspire people to do more not just in the dojo but in life that gets results.