Motivation is undoubtedly the most powerful weapon in your arsenal in the battle against the bulge. So, if you truly wish to reach your fitness goals, keeping yourself incentivized is vital.
It sounds like a daunting task, but the truth is that simple ideas often spark the biggest impact. Learn to incorporate the ideas below, and you won’t lose motivation on your road to fitness:
Manage Physical Pains
Finding the motivation to complete a workout is infinitely harder when you know it will be painful. After all, the ‘no pain, no gain’ motto means pushing yourself to the limit of effort, not to the point of injury. It’s not simply a case of using rest, pain relief, and supportive attire for injuries.
In truth, managing period symptoms and other health issues are equally important. Aside from harming your motivation levels, those issues would restrict your workouts.
Naturally, then, the lack of results will translate to lost motivation.
Join A Gym
A financial commitment needn’t break the bank. An affordable gym like Fitness 19 is probably better than paying thousands of dollars for a celebrity PT. Nonetheless, once you are paying for exercise, it will give you another incentive to take it seriously.
Everybody has a desire to gain value for money, and this is just another example of chasing it. Besides, a gym membership is cheaper than smoking and excessive drinking. So, it could save you money in the long run.
Crucially, though, it forces you to stay consistent.
If you’re struggling to find motivation on a personal level, why not focus on seeking it from others. A wide range of fitness tracking Apps are available. Once you have set up a private competition with friends, your competitive streak will take over. In turn, you will be determined to keep beating their scores. This mutual competitiveness should lead all members of the group to better results, which can only be great news.
You can subsequently mix things up to keep the motivation levels high.
Document The Journey
Learning to love the fitness journey will change everything. You’ll no longer feel pressured to reach your goals Instead, you will be able to embrace every session, meal, and step along the way.
Meanwhile, starting a blog with WordPress can help you monetize this idea. Even if money isn’t on your mind, the knowledge that you’re inspiring others is amazing. Photos will also show changes that you won’t notice in the mirror.
Whether it’s public or private documenting, the impact on your motivation levels is huge.
The real reward comes from building the body you’ve always wanted. Still, reward systems can be as motivating for you as an adult as they were during childhood. Whether it’s promising yourself a new outfit when you reach a certain size or a vacation for staying consistent is up to you.
Either way, this will be your continued source of motivation for mid and long-term goals. Be sure to use it to your advantage.
Just make sure those rewards don’t knock you off track either.
*Photos by Karolina Grabowska.