To help you stay motivated try using some of these tips…
Do What Matters Most
Prioritising your goals is very subjective. Many of us leave the least desirable tasks till the end, possibly avoiding them forever. If this seems to be your problem, start by asking yourself what really matters. If you have things you truly care about, like burning belly fat and looking fan-bloody-tastic naked then you need to push your workout routine towards the top of your list of things to do.
Make It a Habit
Research has shown that after 21 days something repeated becomes a habit. Meaning, that if you continually do something, eventually you will embrace it as a habit and will continue to do it. When you need motivation with something continue to do it for 3 weeks and it will start to be automatic and become part of your routine.
Eating clean and exercise for several weeks can be a bit of slog without the occasional treat, so try offering yourself a reward when you achieve certain milestones. The reward doesn’t have to be food, but should be something that you won’t get unless you manage to complete the task. For example if you manage to drop a dress size, go out any buy a new dress! This motivation technique can be helpful when thinking about things we just don’t like doing.
Just Do It
Stop procrastinating. Instead of thinking of excuses for not exercising, tell yourself that you will do it now and just get it done without any mucking around. You’ll feel so much better when you do!
Break It Down
If you’ve got a large amount of weight to lose it can sometimes seem just too overwhelming to even start. Instead of focusing on the end result, break it down into several steps for completion. You’ll be able to get a sense of accomplishment when you get something done and each step will bring you closer to the goal. The completed milestones will motivate you to continue on.
Learn About It
Sign up for my Lean in 19 program and you’ll be okay with this one, as I’m educating you and teaching you more about the ways of living a health and active life. But many times the underlying reason we can’t get motivated is a fear of failure. The way to get round this is to educate yourself on the subject. It still surprises me how so many people go about exercise and wonder why they’re not seeing any results!
Getting the support of others is very helpful in motivating yourself to complete a goal. Of course we have the forum here at WTFA, but friends and family can also be included in your support group. Just knowing that others are aware of your goals is often the accountability you need to motivate you to success. Let your support group know when you’re struggling and when you’re doing well and achieving your goals, it’s all part of the accountability and helps keep you motivated over the long run.