If you want to get fit then you will know what an uphill journey it can seem. You may feel as though you are constantly fighting against yourself and that sometimes, your motivation dwindles. If you want to stop this from happening, then there are a few things that you can do to try and help yourself.
Focus on Gains
For now, you should only focus on improving your performance rather than improving your physique. The main reason for this is because it will help you to become the best you can be, and it will also give you a different level of motivation. If you don’t know how to track your results, then start by trying to measure how much you can lift or even how far you can run. When you have done this, you then have a benchmark to work from.
Stop Comparing Yourself
It’s super easy for you to spend most of your time comparing yourself to others. This isn’t good for you and it isn’t good for your motivational levels either. If you want to help yourself then you need to try and focus on your own health, results and achievements. You never know, someone out there may be comparing themselves to you!
Find a Workout You Love
If you find something that you love then you’ll be much more likely to stick at it. You will be more naturally motivated, and you may even be more enthusiastic about completing the actual workout. If you are struggling to find something that you can really enjoy then it may be worth trying to team up with a personal trainer. When you do, you will be able to chat with them about what you’ve tried and they may even be able to suggest something in return, for example, MMA
Don’t give Up
It doesn’t matter how hard you workout or how much you push yourself because you are always going to face plateaus and peaks. Don’t let yourself get discouraged if you don’t end up seeing immediate results because in the first few weeks, you are going to find it tough and you are also going to be putting a much higher level of stress on your body. This is going to take some adjustment, so keep at it and really push yourself beyond your limits.
Set Goals you Know you Can Accomplish
When you start a new fitness regime, you may feel as though nothing goes to plan and that you also struggle to meet expectations. This is normal but if you want to help yourself then one thing that you can do is set goals that you know you can easily accomplish. This will work wonders for your confidence, and it will also help you to achieve bigger and better results. Setting goals is very easy to do. If you want to do this then you need to start by focusing on your current achievements. How can you build on them? What weight would you like to lift next? Little things like this can work wonders for your motivation.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.