Five Tips To Keep You Motivated to Build the Body You Desire

Beginning a fitness program is relatively easy if you have a strong enough reason. Whether it’s to lose weight, build muscle or improve your sporting performance. As time goes by your motivation to work out can begin to dwindle as progress seems to slow or your enthusiasm for hitting the gym starts to diminish. To that end I’d like to share with you my top five tips for sustaining your motivation and enthusiasm for fitness so you can build the body you desire.

1. Find a picture of someone with the body you aspire to place it somewhere that you will see it every day.

Having a visual of what you want to achieve will help focus your mind on what you want. Try to get the image ingrained in your mind as what the mind believes the body will achieve. Harness the power of visualization.

2. Did you know that NOT exercising AT ALL is equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes A DAY? This tip works on fear!

3. Work out with a friend. Not only will this make you both fitter it will also hold you accountable to someone else. So on those days when you just don’t feel like it, the fact that you will be letting down your friend should give you the motivation to workout. You may find on the days when you just don’t feel like training, once you’ve forced yourself to go to the gym you may find you have your best workouts, I know I do.

4. Pull out an old pair of jeans you used to fit in to, or for you ladies a dress that you loved to wear and each week see how it fits. Knowing that you are getting closer to wearing your favorite piece of clothing is good motivation.

5. Turn back the clock. Regular vigorous exercise and a healthy nutrition plan can help slow the aging process, so chronologically you may be in your 40’s but you will look like your in your 30’s
Just imagine how good you’ll feel when you not only feel younger but you look younger to other people. You will still be able to carry on with all your regular tasks but with a spring in your step!

Train Hard, Eat Smart!

Marc

PS. If you have any motivational tips, please be sure to share them in the comments box below.