Motivation is a finite resource –
This is something we tell our clients upon the joining process.
We believe it’s an important thing to understand as we’re exposed to countless motivational resources across the world of media.
Those that come seeking our guidance have often failed due to the pressure they put on themselves to remain motivated consistently.
I wanted to share some tips today on how to stay motivated and help relieve the pressure you might put on yourself to work out and lead a healthier lifestyle.
The truth is that no one is truly motivated every minute of every day, not everyone has an undying love for the gym, nor do they have to.
With that said, if you feel you constantly struggle to find your ‘gym motivation’, here are 3 tips that will shift your mindset and help you avoid a slump.
1. Think about what is necessary to help you achieve your fitness goal
This will remove the non-essential elements from your programming, whether being nutrition or training.
At no point on your journey do you want to get emotionally attached to one method type of dieting or training, this could lead to sacrificing areas of your life that you don’t need to, and therefore make the journey unnecessarily harder.
One example is, the primary factor for losing weight is a balanced calorie deficit, so being attached to a form of dieting such as the ketogenic diet will serve no additional purpose but restrict yourself on social occasions – making it hard to stick to the diet over time.
2. Remove the all-or-nothing mindset
Following from the first point, people who tend to invoke an all-or-nothing attitude starting their journey are at risk of developing a love-hate relationship with the whole process.
Focus on the basics first, and keep consistent with those.
If you’ve ever found yourself yo-yoing to and from your results, this can be an important one to consider.
3. Invest in a specialist in that area
Whilst this sounds obvious
There are those of us that are still extremely resistant to the help of others when it comes to health and fitness.
One of the main reasons people invest in coaching is for accountability because if you’re struggling for motivation or feel accountable to yourself, you’ve now got someone (or something) else to give you that missing drive.
Remember that once you start seeing results and evidence of your efforts, things will change.
Suddenly the gym won’t seem so intimidating. Skipping the takeaways become far easier. Drinking alcohol doesn’t seem so appealing as was.
So, take that first step, trust the process, be consistent.