More than once every single one of us will find her/him self in a situation when we don’t want to do anything. Just simply as we don’t have motivation. We just want to lay down, watch TV, play video games, you name it. We should not completely cut off the “lazy” moments from our life. But lets make sure that we have moments like those, not days, weeks, years… Here are few things that we can do, that really work.
A common mistake that can be observed in novice is that you set very high goals. Do not expect that you will be able to start to train every day for 1 hour (although it’s not necessary). Start with realistic goals such as training 2-3 times a week in sessions lasting no more than 30-40 minutes. Also, do not be fooled that miracles can happen in a few weeks. It is up to your will and discipline. The old saying – “good things happen slowly,” is true. If you want to reduce 60 or more pounds, give yourself an order to reduce them in 6-7 months (on average it would be 8-10 pounds per month). Thus, every time when you’ll lose 5 kilos, you will win a small battle that will keep you motivated to continue!
FOLLOW YOUR PROGRESS
Prepare your training in your word or excel document where you will record the results of each completed workout. That way you can track whether you are on track or not. However, sooner or later, when you see the first results, your motivation will increase significantly!
DO NOT BLAME YOURSELF
I’ll repeat again – we must be realistic! As for everything else, there will be days when you simply do not want to train. If you accept this as normal and forgive yourself, you will be much better mentally. Prepared to encounter this kind of situations. One wrong step does not mean failure! Better is two steps forward and one back than doing nothing!
DO NOT COMPARE / COMPETE WITH OTHERS
No matter how hard you train or how you are disciplined with your diet, there will always be someone who will be better, stronger and looks better than you. Never compete with those around you. The pattern of such thinking is negative and always ends with the same results – you will feel depressed and unfortunate.
Instead, focus your time and your goals. Spend your time training for you and your personal transformation, not compare with others.
Rely on your surroundings – family, colleagues, friends – people who will encourage you to move forward. If at some point you are experiencing constant negative criticism about what you are doing, distance yourself of this type of negativity that can deprive your focus.
FIND WHAT IS FUN FOR YOU
Sometimes it is difficult to motivate ourselves, especially those things that we don’t want to do. At the end of the day, not everyone should, wants and needs to exercise in the gym. Maybe you prefer walking in nature, ride a bike. There is nothing wrong in this. Find a sport or activity that suits you most and you like. This way, certainly the motivation will come back.
TALK WITH YOURSELF
Sometimes a few minutes alone with yourself can do wonders. Do not think of how much more you have to reach your destination. Think how far you’ve gone and where you started. Remember through what you’ve gone and been through to get to where they are now!
CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS
If your week was a success, reward yourself. There is no better motivation than a reward for your success! I’m not talking about expensive items – something that makes you happy – dinner, massage, favorite food. You deserve!