A question that keeps coming up is how I manage to have such a regular workout routine, motivation, and attitude towards training. The truth is that it's really not that hard. The only thing you really need is to find the will and joy in the process, and with that – you can get really far.
A little while ago, I began working out with the help of a personal trainer cause I've been feeling incredibly unmotivated during the past year. Yes. It's true, I can feel unmotivated too. The first thing he asked me was if I had any goal, and at that moment, I realized that I actually don't. I haven't had a concrete goal for a long time, and it made me think about why I don't feel motivated. In the past, I've always had smaller goals I've worked towards that helped me find the motivation and joy in going to the gym. Don't misunderstand, I LOVE working out, and I love going to the gym, but personally, I need some carrot to go at it a little bit harder. Most of the time, it's not even any remarkable goals, it doesn't have to be lifting the heaviest weight as soon as possible or to run 10K in less than an hour. It's actually the small and reasonable goals that really motivates me. At that moment, we decided that I should find one big goal to strive for and many milestones along the way that would help motivate me. Because really, one should not be too harsh on oneself when setting goals, it'll only make it feel too difficult to reach. Instead, make sure to have those smaller goals that make you feel like you're on your way towards that bigger one.
To actually have a goal has made a huge difference for my motivation. My desire to get there is as strong as ever, and now I feel really excited working out. BUT, there are also those days when I would rather stay home and lay on the couch all day. I could do that – because my body is telling me to – or I think about my goal once again, put on my workout clothes, and head to the gym anyway. More often than not, those workouts turn out the best, cause I have zero expectations of myself, and the feeling I get afterward is just so much better.
My number one tip is, once again, to not be too harsh on yourself. Don't go on some unhealthy diet, or start working out seven times a week just because someone told you that's how it's done. It's just gonna tear your body down, and two weeks in, you won't have any energy left to keep going. Instead, try to make a more modest plan, gradually increase the number of workouts and EAT A LOT OF FOOD. Create a routine that works with your daily life, and that you actually like. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy. Cause working out should be fun and something you do for yourself. Perhaps you'd prefer dance classes over lifting weights, and that would be as good! Explore new kinds of training and try out new things, maybe you'll find something you never imagined you would like, and all of a sudden it's the most enjoyable thing you do. It might not even feel like exercise! Free motivation is what it is!
I hope that this post have given you some food for thought, and advice on how to find your motivation again. It's not easy, believe me, I know! But if you find the will to do it, and joy in doing it, the motivation will come. So try to come up with a good, healthy routine, and you'll be set!
GOOD LUCK! / Amanda ❤️
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