Motivation and how I stay consistent with my fitness lifestyle
In my experience as a personal trainer and online coach, I find that the biggest obstacle people face when it comes to getting in shape is motivation and staying consistent with their diet and training.
At the start of their fitness journey everyone is super motivated to finally get the body they have always dreamt of, however, after a few weeks, the initial feeling of enthusiasm starts to decline and they begin to question their ability to reach their goals. On top of this, if they are not getting any results from their training and diet, or not as quickly as they would like to, it makes it even harder for them to keep up and not throwing in the towel.
“It’s a slow process, don’t make it slower by quitting!”
So how to prevent this from happening?
The key to consistency is quite simple; you have to want it badly enough! Dreaming about it is not enough! You must have a deep desire in you to reach your goal no matter what and be willing to make sacrifices and putting in the work and time necessary to get there. Nothing great ever comes easy, but if your goal is important to you, you will find a way to make things work. If not, you will find excuses.
People who maintain a lean, athletic and healthy body composition all year round usually live and breathe the fitness lifestyle and work damn hard every single day for it. There are no shortcuts, it is down to hard work in the gym, keeping your diet clean and having willpower to say no to temptation (I mean doughnuts 😀 ).
The truth is that motivation will come and go and you can’t always rely on that to keep you going. It is down to how much you want it!
You have probably heard this before:
“Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going.”
This is so true! If you stay strong and stick to your program long enough, eventually this new lifestyle will become a habit.
HABIT = something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it.
This is why I can keep up with my fitness lifestyle. Training and healthy eating have become my daily habits that I automatically do without thinking about it.
I don’t always feel super motivated to go to the gym and I do have bad sessions occasionally, we all do and it is ok. Some days I don’t feel like cooking healthy meals but would rather be eating chocolate all day while watching movies 😀 but it doesn’t matter, I still get the job done. Over time, fitness has become part of my daily life and it doesn’t feel like effort to me anymore.
I LOVE training and eating nutritious meals that make me feel good, energetic and keeping me healthy. If I don’t train for a few days I miss it. I cannot imagine my life any other way. This lifestyle makes me happy and complete. My health is very important to me and I want to keep my body strong and young for a long time. This gives me enough motivation to stay consistent.
If you give it enough time, it will eventually happen to you too.
I hope you found this motivating and helpful and if you do, I would be grateful if you shared it with your friends who you think might need a kick in the butt 😀
If there is anything you are interested to know, whether it be training, nutrition, supplementation, mindset… please let me know through my Facebook or IG and I will be happy to answer your questions.