Keeping your motivation for working out is one of the number one reasons why I think people fail to achieve their fitness goals.
Now I am no "fitness guru" by any means, and I have lost my motivation many times and worked back up.
No one is perfect when it comes to working out, and everyone can have different methods that are successful but from what I have seen, and talking to a few personal trainers, these are some of the best ways to keep your motivation and not lose track of your goals.
If you stick to these 10 ways, you will definitely have a better mindset when it comes to working out, and that will help you push yourself hard because you know that you are capable of much more than you think!
That is the last piece of advice I will leave you with, you are so much more capable of than you think. I recall so many times in the gym, I've thought I was gonna just collapse or crumble cause I was so tired, but time and time again I persevere and finish a set, and see that I can really push myself to the limits, and this is when I've seen the best results.
1. Talk about your goals.
You have to speak your goals into existence. Also speaking about them to others can help hold you accountable and you are working so hard for them, don't give up and let what you accomplished so far go to waste!
2. Get a consistent workout buddy.
This is something that I have found helps me out a lot, my roommate Jordan and I are always checking in on each other to make sure that we've worked out!
3. Want better for yourself, not to impress someone else.
This is also very important, if you have fitness goals solely to impress someone else, you will never be satisfied, or never feel like enough.
4. Want it more than you say.
You really have to want your fitness goals more than you are saying. If you have this goal that is driving you constantly in the back of your mind, your motivation will keep coming from within.
5. Have a scheduled workout plan.
If you have a workout plan that a professional or yourself has constructed, it gives you something to follow and not break. Having a plan for yourself will help keep yourself on track.
6. Take pictures every week!
Seems cheesy, but taking photos of yourself every week can hold you accountable but more importantly, you are able to see results, big or small, if you aren't seeing them in person, you'll be able to tell through the photos.
7. Know what your plan is before you go to the gym.
You should know what your plan is before you go to the gym, try not to just wing it. If you are winging it, who knows if you are really pushing yourself and constantly challenging yourself every gym session.
8. Try your best to maintain a healthy diet during the week.
This can be difficult of course, meal prepping is something that can always help! BUT if you don't have time to meal prep, then just go to the grocery store and buy a bunch of healthy snacks to eat throughout the day to keep your metabolism working. Get foods to fuel your body so all your hard workouts don't go to waste!
9. Stick to a plan, it'll be hard at first, but it only gets easier.
Once you get into the swing of things, get into a routine, you'll get used to it. And then you will truly enjoy it, feel great, and have more energy!
10. Surround yourself with others that also have the same goals as you.
As cliche as it is, you do pick up the traits of the people you surround yourself with. If you surround yourself with overachievers, hard workers, who have the same fitness goals as you, you'll all work hard together and encourage each other along the way!