It’s easy to get motivated to workout and eat better when you can’t see your toes, and when you look into the mirror you feel grossed by your reflection but how do you stay motivated for more than 21 days and how to do you get motivated to go to the gym alone?
Recently a friend of mine came to me for some advice on how to get back into shape after getting a divorce from his wife of 8 years he had recently entered the “dating scene” and of course, he was no longer as lean as he was when they first met.
She had an affair, his confidence was at an all-time low and was in a pretty bad place.
So he joined a gym, purchased some fat burning pills and protein from myprotein.com, and started to go to work on himself at long last.
This all lasted for about 3 weeks until he hit his main struggle which was a lack of motivation.
How do you get motivated to go to the gym?
He said to me, “Some days I just can’t be bothered to go to the gym, how do you stay motivated?”
“I have no motivation to exercise” – he said.
... “Honestly” – I answered, “sometimes I don’t!”
You will have ups and downs and times where you don’t feel like doing what you know you need to do.
The truth is, motivation comes and goes.
You can buy some new gym kit, a new pair of trainers, purchase your supplements, watch a rocky movie and feel motivated… But this will only be short-lived motivation.
You don’t need motivation…
Nobody feels “motivated” all the time.
There are going to be times when you feel like you can’t be bothered to go to the gym. Regardless, whether you feel like it or not, you must still get the job done.
This is because motivation will get you started, but discipline keeps you going.
Remember, motivation comes and goes, but with discipline, when you don’t feel like doing something, you still get it done.
From training and boxing coach Ross Enamait:
“As great as it feels to be motivated, it is important to understand that motivation alone will only take you so far. Whether extrinsic or intrinsic, motivation can come and go in a flash.
“Discipline, however, is rooted in consistency. It quietly, yet continuously, chugs along in the background. It becomes part of who you are and what you do.
“Don’t give motivation more credit than it deserves. You don’t need to be motivated to succeed. What you need is the self-discipline to put in the work whether you want to or not.”
Often, people think that you either have discipline, or you don’t.
This is because those that don’t, have not been flexing their “discipline muscle.”
Discipline is like a muscle.
It can be trained and made stronger. But if you don’t use it, you won’t realise that you even have it.
If you don’t currently have discipline, you can build it.
Unfortunately, my friend doesn’t live near The Team Workout so he wouldn’t have to go to the gym alone.
Not only will training in a results-driven community like The Team Workout tick several needs, such as socialising, energising, accountability, stress-reducing and see in the mirror confidence boosting results…
Most people waste time with traditional exercise routines that produce little to no results? What if everything you’ve been told about exercise and fat loss were wrong? Oh NO! This is the case for most folk.
It’s no wonder motivation dwindles when you are not seeing results for your hard work…
Our drop a clothes sizes in 21 days is the perfect training & nutrition program to get you back to feeling motivated and positive about life.
Motivation gets you going, discipline keeps you going.