One of the most asked questions in the fitness industry is “how you you get/stay motivated?” I see this ALL.THE.TIME. Not only do I get asked that, but I see other fitness professionals getting asked this pretty much ever day, or multiple times a day. How do you get motivated? How do you count macros? How do you eat healthy? How do you do x,y,z…
I really wish I had a special fairy dust that I could sprinkle on everyone and BAM everyone has this intense motivation they are looking for. Wishful thinking…. The reality is, no one can make you do anything. It honestly has to come from within (even though that sounds so corny) YOU HAVE TO WANT IT. It’s really as simple as that. If you want something bad enough, you will make it happen, no questions asked. Yes, sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do, and sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Of course, there will be days where your motivation is very scarce, or even non-existent. It happens, we are all human after all. And guess what? That’s ok! You can either push through it, or move on and do better the next day. Putting forth your best effort really is all that matters.
There are a couple of tips though that I think are important aside from just saying “just do it”, although I really could leave it at that.. but I won’t 😉
1. Make it a habit! Once something becomes a habit, it just becomes second nature. You don’t think twice about it, and it just comes naturally to you.
2. Find something you enjoy. If you do not enjoy what you are doing, motivation will obviously not be there. Part of the process is also being happy and enjoying the journey.
3. Have a goal AND a plan. If you have a specific goal you are trying to reach, it’ll be much more likely that you will do what it takes to reach that goal. Having a plan goes hand in hand with that – if you don’t lay it all out beforehand, it’ll be much easier to slack off and stray off the course.
“If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, you will be successful.”
Of course I go into more detail in the video, so feel free to watch as well!
Do you have any tips to add?
Would love to hear your input!