1. Find your WHY!
The secret to motivation is finding a compelling enough ‘why’.
It doesn’t matter what your reasons are, what’s critical is that they’re important enough to you.
Without a good enough reason, you’re not going to be motivated long-term.
Write down why you want to achieve your fitness goals – they can be anything, from improving your health to looking great in a swim wear – write them down and read them every single day.
If they don’t motivate you, you need to dig deeper and find the reasons that do.
I’m sure you have heard the saying: out of sight, out of mind. So it’s no surprise that the opposite is true too.
Whatever your fitness goal is, write it down or print it out and put it everywhere you will see it.
Great places are: bathroom mirror, fridge door, pantry door, by the computer screen – you could even set your desktop wallpaper to have your goal.
Also have a place where you can easily see the progress you are making. Don’t just do it on the computer, make it physical: print it out and pin it somewhere!
3. Training Partners!
One of the most powerful ways to ensure you stick to your workouts is to buddy up – motivate each other.
Not only that, but you increase your own commitment and accountability.
Buddying up really shines if you have a low-motivation day, they’ll usually be able to get you motivated to work out anyway.
Just make sure you buddy up with someone who is as committed to your shared fitness goals as you are – choose your buddy well!
4. Surround yourself with positive people!
It doesn’t matter if it’s business, fitness or any other endeavour – the people you surround yourself with is one of the biggest predictors of success.
You need to surround yourself with people who are going to support your goals, not hinder them – this may mean making new friends, and minimising time with the old ones, who aren’t necessarily supporting you to achieve your goals.
Having trouble finding people, come to our group fitness classes!
They all have similar goals to you and will help support you and keep you accountable!
5. Get in the ZONE!
The state of flow when everything is effortless is used by high performance athletes.
You won’t always get into the zone while you’re just starting your workouts, but after a while, once you’re familiar with the exercises you can find yourself entering the Zone.
Things which help with this is listening to the same music each time (make sure you choose your playlist well), having everything at hand, minimising distractions and immersing yourself in the workout for a brief, but intense period of time.