Everyone wants to be healthy and fit, but not everyone has the motivation to traverse the lengthy and bumpy path to their fitness goals. Working out is undoubtedly challenging—you’ll be pushing your body to the limit to get the goal weight you’ve dreamed of.
While many get fired up to exercise initially, that passion fizzles out fairly quickly. In the end, most people never get to keep up with their training program and end up reverting to their bad habits.
Finding Your Motivation
Motivation is fleeting, especially when it comes to fitness. You could be the fittest person in the world, but if you’re not driven enough to see it through, then you probably will never reach your full potential.
You need to find that inner motivation that drives you to exercise and eat well. Every little thing you do to achieve your fitness milestones will help you be the best version of yourself you can be!
If you’ve been struggling with staying dedicated to your workout plan, try these tips below:
Set Small Goals
Starting any workout or diet plan is difficult because you’re unsure how long it will take to reach your goals. You might feel like giving up once you’ve been at it for a couple of weeks—that’s why it’s essential to break your goals into smaller chunks.
If you’re trying to lose 10 pounds, for example, try to lose the first 2 pounds within the first couple of weeks. Once you see the results, you’ll feel more encouraged to keep going.
Reinvent Your Routine
Doing the same workout routine every single day can get boring, and you’ll feel unmotivated to do it. If you’re bored with your workouts, try mixing them with some fun exercise newbie workouts.
If you have trouble switching up your workout plan, you can enroll in a custom fitness program that fits your needs and ensures that you will have fun with your exercises every day.
Earn Your Allowances
If you’re a fitness junkie, you have to have a workout plan. By earning “allowances” for your good behavior, you will be able to enjoy that time off.
For example, if you’re able to meet your goal of doing 1,000 sit-ups, you can then say you can indulge in one cheat meal per week.
Hire a Personal Trainer
Having a personal trainer is like having a partner to keep you motivated. You won’t be in it alone, and you’ll also be able to make workout plans together.
Having a personal trainer will help you monitor your progress and ensure you are doing the correct exercises. Plus, they will help you set realistic, achievable goals so you won’t get discouraged along the way.
Listen to Music
It doesn’t matter if you’re working out inside or out—you need to listen to music that motivates you to move. Whether it’s your go-to pump-up song or your current favorite album, music is a great way to get your body to move and your mind to focus on the task at hand!
Getting healthy and fit is not something you can do alone. If you’re struggling to find the motivation to start your workout program, use these tips to help you find your inner drive. You’ll be able to make it—all you need is the right motivation to get started!
Are you struggling to get fit on your own? Then, let our fitness experts at The Fit Factor PT help you! We provide one-on-one fitness solutions for those looking for something to stick with and create a customized plan with both your exercise and nutrition. Connect with us today!
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I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.
I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.
When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!
I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!
Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!
I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!
I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!