One of the most common questions I get is how to keep training when you’re no longer motivated.
This certainly happens at a point in your training routine.
For example, you have planned to train 3-4 times a week, but you only get to train once.
Now, when you take a 30-day training break, you have to start over again.
And remember how much effort you have put in to get to the next level.
If you take a big break, you will lose muscle and gain fat layers.
3 Best Tips to Stay Motivated to Exercise:
1- Stay Persistent:
If you’re not motivated enough at the beginning, it’s going to be hard to reach your goal. That is why it is important to persevere and never give up. I think the best motivation you can get is your own health. Unfortunately, people don’t realize the importance of physical activity until their doctor mentions it. Don’t wait for things to get serious. Stay stubborn to protect your health and not to cure the consequences. On the other hand, many people start training because other people force them to do so. They’re not really motivated and trying to find excuses not to train. If you are one of them, you need to find motivation, something that drives you and that is important to yourself and not to the people around you. The best motivation is the good feeling you have after a workout. A feeling that you have done something good for yourself, something that helps you to be healthier and look better. When you start to love this feeling, you will reach your goal and you will be more motivated. There will certainly be ups and downs, for example, if you don’t have the motivation for a workout right now. But if you get yourself to go to training, you’ll be happy because you haven’t given up and haven’t let your body down.
2- Don’t Have Unrealistic Goals:
Before you go to your first workout, you need to perform some tests and weighings to get a realistic picture of your body and your health. You can do the tests in most gyms. Weigh yourself before you start training. Don’t weigh yourself every day. It is best to weigh yourself every 30 days in the morning. And why? Because you don’t have to do that every morning, it’s unnecessary pressure. That is why it is important to set realistic targets. Only 10% of gym visitors continue to exercise regularly after the first month. So set yourself a goal that you can achieve within a month. If you have any doubts, ask a personal trainer.
3- Organize Yourself and Your Time:
If you want to stay attractive and healthy, you have to spend 60 minutes a day on physical activity. You don’t have to do that every day; 3 days a week are good for the start. That’s just under 12 hours a month for you and your health. If you spend 2 hours a day on social media, then you have time for exercise. Some studies show that only 150 minutes of exercise per week are enough to see results. For example, you can train 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week. Spend about 10 hours training, and that’s the best investment you can make.
What’s the Bottom Line?
For me as a coach, it’s not a great success when someone loses 50 pounds or has a body like a rock star. The biggest success for me is when someone starts to love the training. So it’s not a duty; it’s fun, a pleasant activity. Stay persistent, set realistic goals, organize yourself, and you will be attractive and healthy.