“Go get ’em tiger!” Easy said than done, right?
There’s so much to be said about motivation; how it can fuel your day, transform your mindset and help you to focus on your goals. But what if we struggle to find motivation?
I’ll say this – the hardest part of starting a workout regime is finding motivation.
Whether you were always the last kid to be kicked during PE, find the life of a couch potato so damn attractive or whether you always know what you want and how to get it – motivation comes and goes.
Have no fear, we’re here to help you. We’ve drummed up our own personal golden rules for working out and staying active and importantly, regularly finding the motivation to help you continue on your path. Feel free to make your own, what’s important is that you make these rules a reality and stick to your guns even when the going gets tough.
You’re never going to feel motivated if you don’t allow yourself time to make it happen.
It seems like a no-brainer but sacrificing precious work-free downtime in favour of being sweaty and uncomfortable is a difficult task for some. The key is to start slowly and assimilate the new routine to your schedule. Devote a small chunk of time, once or twice a week to working out. As working out becomes easier and more enjoyable for you, start increasing your time spent at the gym and you’ll start to miss it when you’re not there.
LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR
Running 30 minutes on the treadmill isn’t going to get you places nor is it very engaging or exciting.
It’s in your best interest to take advantage of the diverse fitness community out there and try different things; register for a class, join a workshop, ask a PT for help. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and move away from the conventional – you don’t have to do something you are scared or frightened of but think about the gains that can be made by pushing yourself harder than you ever have.
The fitness world is your oyster…
If you’re looking for instant results, prepare to be disappointed.
Getting a sculpted figure the RIGHT way is hard and gruelling work – but boy is it rewarding. The amount of time, effort, and sweat you put into your workout is equal to the satisfaction you’ll get at the end of the day.
It’s disheartening to look in the mirror after the first few days and not immediately see tight abs and a slim figure, but these things take time. You’ll learn to love the feeling of hard-earned sweat on your brow and the full body ache that comes the day after, because it means you’re in the process of earning a body you love.
The only thing stopping you from making that last mile or rep is you.
We work with people who tell us that they have never, ever had any confidence in themselves. They may have been paranoid of what they look like at a gym or unsure as to what they’re supposed to do when they get there. What if the class is too advanced? What if I’m the least fit person at the gym?
At the end of the day, mulling over these unanswerable questions is just another way to procrastinate. We’ve built a business on the basis that a great gym is a judgement-free gym and, more often than not, other people want help you with your journey not bring you down.
Just remember the old adage, “it’s never getting easier, you’re just getting better.”
What do we recommend you do next? Find your ‘Fitness Tribe’.
Find a workout, a community or a gym that that makes you feel good and surround yourself with people that help build your confidence as much as your strength – your motivation will come at you from all angles.
The cost of putting yourself out there? Well that’s priceless.