Are You Still Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goal?

Are You Still Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goal?

Anyone who’s undertaken a fitness goal knows that motivation is the pillar of their success. It’s what raises the most determined of athletes from their beds at 5 a.m., it’s what makes an endurance runner push past his limitations and it’s what makes a single mother of three squeeze in workouts during nap time. But results plateau for even the most motivated of warriors. That’s okay, it happens to everyone. Whether it’s due to lack of motivation or lack of positivity, here are a couple ways to boost a fitness regime to the next level:

Where to Find Motivation?

If results start to wane, it might be a strong sign that there’s a change in recent motivation. For almost anyone, self-motivation can be a tiring and a constant struggle. It’s not uncommon to have external motivators – although sometimes it’s difficult for an individual to pinpoint exactly what is motivating them. Take a moment to fully inspect what the motivation for fitness is at the moment. It might even be the case that the external motivator has disappeared (e.g., to go on vacation or to a wedding), in which case it’s time to find a new one.

So how can a person find fresh motivation? Perhaps by starting from the beginning again. Wake up early, change a routine, set a new goal. Alternatively, add in a new sport, competition or a new fitness club to shake things up.

Where to Find Positivity?

It’s healthy to take stock of whether the influences around a person are positive and constructive – if not, it may be holding them back. Sometimes the people closest can make it difficult to stay healthy, or make continually healthy decisions. It’s important to be surrounded by supportive, equally healthy people. Having a chat with these people can determine if this relationship can be strengthened and more supportive.

Can increased happiness be found in other areas of life? Perhaps the lack of motivation is due to feeling stuck at work or in other areas of life. Maybe mix it up a bit. Think about making a career move, pick up a new hobby or make some new friends. A fresh injection of something new to get excited about might be just the thing to push to the next level.

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