Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by clarketime, Mar 7, 2015.
It is not daunting if you find a workout routine that you enjoy and is effective.
Do some push up every day at home to firm your muscles without going to the gym.
Working out is hard especially when you don't have motivation. That's why start looking for motivation or build one. Here are some of my suggestions:
1. Think of the things that is bringing you down. List all those negative thoughts of yours.
2. Set goals. Write them all down. Make a list or a journal.
3. Work! Work! Work! Apply what you have listed. Make your move!
4. Always think positive. Work hard, work harder, work hardest, and never give up.
5. Workout with friends
6. Don't be disappointed if you're expecting to see instant results. Results take time, you'll get there.
7. Be consistent in working out. Inspire your self and motivate your self always. Remember why you started.
You will do great!
First of all, you need to have the motivation to work out. You must have a goal, and make sure that it is SMART:
S - Specific
M - Measurable
Know if the goal is obtainable and how far away completion is
Find out when you have achieved your goal
A - Attainable
This focuses on how important a goal is to you and what you can do to make it attainable and may require developing new skills and changing attitudes. Think about how to accomplish the goal and if you have the tools/skills needed. If you don’t currently possess those tools/skills, consider what it would take to attain them.
R - Realistic
Within the availability of resources, knowledge and time
T - Time bound
Enough time to achieve the goal
Goal: I will lose 10 pounds in 1 month by working out at home every morning
Once you have a goal to help motivate you, you need to decide that you want to commit to the plan you laid out in order to reach your end goal. You need to start making good decisions that lead you toward achieving the goals you set. Here is a video that helped me understand how I can stop making bad decisions that hinder me from completing my plans:
How To Stop Bad Decisions With Willpower
Once your goal is set, and you understand how willpower works, it is time to build a habit.
How To Properly Build Your Habit
Here is a simple example:
Goal: Work out every morning
Low bar: 10 minutes
High bar: 1 hour
Cue: Set an alarm clock in the living room to wake me up
Reward: Tea with creamer
As your action plan becomes a habit, it will be easier for you to reach your goal.
I hope this has been helpful. Please do let me know how it turns out. You can do it!
One personal tip i can say is enjoying and be optimistic about things in life because it is your overall being that you are working out which is mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. When you feel good and happy you will feel beautiful and motivated. So when you feel you're in that level that you want more to improve yourself... first you need to clean your eating habits. When you have a healthier eating habit you will feel encouraged to go to the next level to look good and feel good through exercise. In order for you to maintain that is just to have fun with it.
Remember that the result is only regular training. I have some acquaintances who go to the gym from time to time. It can be 2-3 times a week, and maybe once every 3-4 weeks. And such a chaotic visit to the gym, of course, will not bring the desired result !!!
Well, it would be very hard to get motivation to really push yourself to do something, but I somewhat motivated myself through motivation videos on YouTube. Although it sounds cheesy, but I looked at calisthenics athletes doing AMAZING things with their body such as the Human Flag, Planche, and Front Lever to name a few. Watching these gave me a sense of motivation and I thought "maybe I can be like these guys" so I started to train for it and try to get to that level someday. Until now, the struggle goes on, and yes motivation has been lost along the way, but you must always remember why you started.
Motivation is one thing, but its CONSISTENCY that will really matter the most in this whole scheme of things. It may all seem good at the start, but if you lose the motivation and stop, then it is all gone.
Motivation gets things started, but DEDICATION and COMMITMENT will keep you going, and keep you CONSISTENT.
So don't always rely on motivation, although it is good, but make sure to have the drive in you to carry on even when everything seems too hard and all the sets and reps are too daunting. Just try to do one more rep, and one more, and one more..until you do it all.
Well that me everyday. I always have excuses not to work out I wish I sopped that
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