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Being motivated is very important in fitness, only the truly motivated will reach their goals. How do you keep from eating junk food? How do you keep training day after day while only seeing little to no improvement with your body? If you are serious about achieving your fitness goals, being motivated is the only way of obtaining them.
You’ve all heard the story about the mom lifting up a car to rescue her baby as it is trapped underneath. Why do you think she was able to lift up the car when on a normal day she wouldn`t have been able to lift up a tire? It is the same way when you are at a job or getting ready for a big test at school. You have a motive of doing something and will achieve what you want at all cost.
So how do you improve your motivation? Well first, set a goal. This will give you an outside source to look at and as you review it everyday, you will become more and more motivated as you come closer to achieving it. Having to look in the mirror everyday is enough motivation for me and seeing a big fat roll hanging out of my shirt would make me feel ashamed.
You also need to give yourself treats like buying a new supplement or having a small cheat meal when the weekend comes around. I always know that after I get done training that I get some simple carbs which keeps me motivated to finish the workout.
You have to love the feeling when people compliment your body. It is a feeling of satisfaction and makes you want to keep going. On the flip side, you also hear the complainers and people with sorry excuses to why they are f at and out of shape. These people put everyone else down because of their jealousy. So you must decide, which one of these people do you want to be--the one receiving the compliments or the ones doing the complaining. It’s your choice.
Editors note: If you’ve ever felt there was something holding you back in life, ruining your plans and stopping you from being who you want to be, you were right.
The fact is, there is a single source of all your problems, stress, unhappiness and self-doubt. It’s called the reactive mind – the hidden part of your mind that stores all painful experiences and then uses them against you.