How To Stay Motivated
One of the most difficult aspects of adhering to a healthy lifestyle on a consistent basis is learning how to stay motivated and keeping energy levels high.
After all, if you’re motivated all the time and you have great energy, you’ll “feel” better, workout harder, and get better results…
You’ll also make better decisions regarding your food choices and get more accomplished in all the other areas of your life.
And anybody who thinks guys like me are just freaks of nature with maniac drive…or that we’re just more naturally motivated than others is dead wrong.
If I’m lucky, I might be motivated and have great energy levels about HALF the time.
The rest of the time I reach for the ONLY pre-workout food that’s guaranteed to help me burn more belly flab, while increasing my energy and performance.
How to stay motivated?
Don’t laugh or blow this off!
Inspiration = Energy and Focus
We all NEED some type of inspiration in our lives on a daily basis in order to stay on the fat-loss fast track.
You could have every last detail of your fitness plan and daily schedule planned out, but if you’re not inspired to take action and execute the plan, what good is it?
That’s why I highly recommend you find out what personally motivates and inspires you to take action and make it part of your daily schedule.
If you’re struggling right now, this could very well be why.
How to stay motivated and inspired…
1 – Make a folder on your desktop and keep the most inspiring articles,
poems, and articles to read when you need motivation or want to get inspired…
2 – Bookmark your favorite videos or inspiring websites and watch them when you need energy or you’re in a bad mood…
3 – Create a vision board or goal cards and block off 5 to 10 minutes and refer to them daily…
4 – Write a statement of purpose or a list of positive affirmations that you refer to
or memorize to keep your head in the right spot when something negative happens…
I personally keep my goal cards along with my iPod in my backpack as an instant source of inspiration when I need it. It’s loaded with all my favorite music, audio books, and even a mind movie.
Since we’re all wired differently, you have to figure out what works best for you, personally, but one of the most proven and effective methods is music.
According to a recent study, Australian tri-athletes increased there endurance by 15% listening to music.
There are 3 primary reasons why:
1. Synching yourself to the music or the beat. Scientists call this entrainment or synchronization where you match your strides and/or steps with the primary beat of a song.
2. Music also helps increase your arousal (not that kind of arousel..haha), which makes you WANT to move.
3. Music also distracts the exerciser (you) from discomfort or fatigue.
This is a biggie in my opinion because this is where music can help you
squeeze out those last few reps or go a little faster on the last couple intervals.
Even though this type of stuff is especially important before and during exercise, there’s NO doubt it can positively affect EVERY area of your life.
But you have to make the choice to get off your butt,
embrace this philosophy, and “harness” its power every day.
How to Stay Motivated
Remember, if you consume nothing but negative news on TV,
the internet, or you gossip and talk about drama all the time…
You’ll just attract MORE negative news, gossip, and drama into your life.
It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.
But the opposite is also true.
To stay motivated, you must consistently find positive sources of inspiration every day, so you’ll attract MORE positive results into your life.
That’s the beauty of being a human being.
We ALL have a choice to seek and find good OR bad — and manifest more of it into our lives.
This is why you should NEVER underestimate the power of finding consistent sources of inspiration to keep you focused and on track.
But the choice is ultimately yours.
So I’m curious…
…Do YOU consistently seek and find positive sources of inspiration
to stay on track?
It’s another GL12 “secret” of the fat-loss journey.
Your friend and coach,