How to stay motivated for your workouts?
Motivation and Workouts
So, how do you stay motivated for your workouts at every situation in your life, every month and every day? The answer is - you don't. I am not a believer in this motivation thing at all as this is not how we get things done. We get them done by self-discipline.
Thinking that you have to be motivated to work out means that you have to feel like it all the time and that you will go to the gym every time happily chearing in joy being impatient to start the workout. Yes, sometimes it is like this. And sometimes it isn't. The reality is, that there are days we arrive at the gym full of energy & will to lift, and there are days when we are already tired, the day has been tough at the work, maybe we had poor sleep or are absolutely not in the mood to work out. And especially on these days more than ever we have to be enough self-disciplined to go to the gym despite all the circumstances, to do the best we can do there even it is not our best performance at all. Self-discipline is the key how to keep your workouts consistent and get the desired result.
Have clear goals
Having a clear goal for yourself is very important to stay on track. Know exactly WHY are you doing this. Do you want to loose some extra weight? Do you want to have some time for yourself while lifting? Do you want to get desired body shape? Want to feel good in your body? Be stronger? Be better than you were yesterday? Then go work for it!
If you will not know your WHY it will be very difficult to get yourself to the gym constantly because...why should you then?
Make a plan
And be very realistic with that. Yes, in dream world maybe you would hit the gym 5 days in a row, would have enough time to spend 3 hours every session at the gym and could relax at sauna after that. But there is no point of making unrealistic plans just to feel frustrated and discouraged later when you can't accomplish them. Instead just look in your schedule and make clear plan - how often, when exactly and for how long time you can do your gym sessions? Write it down for the next week in your schedule and after that - respect your decision. If there will come up some last minute things you have to do in your scheduled gym time (and they will come up for sure because they always do), you DO NOT cancel your workout. You say, that you can't make it at that time as you have workout then and decide when you can do the things which unexpectedly came up.
Of course, your gym sessions may vary from week to week. Maybe one week you can do two workouts and other week - four. The main thing is to make a clear plan in advance and stick to it.
Do the work
And to be honest, this is the easiest part. Once you are in the gym, have planned enough time for your workout, all you have to do now is - lift!
Wishing you great workouts,