Staying Motivated When You’re Not Feeling Motivated
Motivation can be so difficult! We usually start a workout program with lots of motivation and great intentions. We begin and we get into a great groove, but then something happens and we miss a day, or have a “bad” meal or “bad” day, and we slowly fall off the motivation train. How do we keep the motivation as it dwindles?
Remember why you started!! This is why it’s so crucial to have a why in the goal setting process. Maybe your goal is to get healthier so you don’t have a second heart attack, or because you want to have enough energy and strength to get your job done and still play with your very energetic kids, or to look good for an upcoming reunion..Whatever your “why”, focus on that. Think about how your life would be different if you were to reach your goal. Think about how your life would be BETTER!
Don’t dwell on the fact that you got off track! It’s so easy…We love to beat ourselves up and think we CAN’T do something. “It’s just too hard…or unattainable.” Is it really? Or have you just told yourself these things so it makes it a little easier to accept? Think about that one. I used to tell myself “I can’t do ‘that’ because I just wasn’t meant to do it.” Pay attention to how you talk to yourself, and if you still can’t speak positively to yourself, I’ll be your coach and cheerleader!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!
Find an accountability partner or group. I’m telling you, they work. Some people love to be in fitness classes where they get encouragement from other class participants, and some like working in person one-on-one with a trainer. Sometimes that’s expensive. I started partially doing challenge groups online as well as texting my coach. I do what works for my customers and always love when people reach out to me, but sometimes I’ll just message them to see how they’re doing if they haven’t been in a group in a while. It’s a great way to keep in touch, motivate, and encourage. I love the interaction between my participants, and I really love seeing when they begin losing weight and seeing changes in themselves.
Schedule…and really, you can do this at any point. I personally have just started following a schedule…and then gotten off it, but working out has just become a very real part of my lifestyle. I never thought of myself as fit…now I am. And I never thought of myself as organized…now I’m organized-ish. lol Seriously though, I try to be a little bit better in life every day. Some days I fail, and some days I crush it. When I follow my schedule, I crush my day!
Are You Ready To Start?
If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up. You can do this! I know you can do this, and I’m here to help. The most gratifying thing is to see someone who thought they couldn’t do something, set a goal and crush it! Let’s crush it together!
There is light at the end of the tunnel!