So — you're struggling to stay motivated with your workout routine. Girl, we feel that too.
The good news is that you're not alone. Everyone faces this challenge along their fitness journey. Welcome to the club! The even better news is that after reading this article, you may feel an increase in your motivation to workout.
What you're about to read comes from the mind of one of our warriors, Edina (@ervenienne). We asked her:
In her own words, this is what she had to say:
This is one of the biggest eye-opening facts I have learned about life and progress in general.
Also, if your diet is well-planned, you do not need to spend hours in the gym every day.
But, if your diet is unbalanced, or you're unable to be flexible with your gym time you will likely:
So...how can you keep your motivation up? Here are 5 things that have helped me stay motivated:
I switch workouts every month. To be completely honest I get fed up. My body gets! fed! up! I'll start thinking "enough of these burpees and squats", so then I'll switch it up... "Now it is time for dance!"
Remove all the fitspo photo's from your phone and PC. Comparing yourself to someone's end results causes you more stress than you might realize. Also, it's highly demotivating and harmful to compare yourself to other people's journeys.
Instead, look at yourself in the mirror every day and notice how YOUR body has changed. That's what matters. When you think about it...we pay all this attention to strangers when OUR bodies are crying for attention. It's sad.
We need to practice giving ourselves the love we deserve. Your body deserves your love! It's what carries you everywhere. It's what gives your mind a home. No matter how hard it can feel to love it, love your body as much as you can in every moment.
Instead, try different workouts. As soon as you find the right one you WILL KNOW. Your body will sing during the workout. Listen to your body.
Focus neither on a deadline nor on the number of workouts you still need to perform until you reach your goal. Focus on the present day. For instance, you can think to yourself, "Self! I will do my 20 minutes of dance aerobics today and that's it! Tomorrow isn't any of your business (yet)?" Always remind yourself to trust the process.
Motivation does not come from outside. When it comes to working out, my advice would be to invest first without expecting anything specific. As soon as the results start to show, THAT will be your motivation to keep going."
If you'd like to continue any part of this conversation with Edina, you can find her at @ervenienne on Instagram or reach out to her on Telegram.
Edina: on behalf of all Warriors, thank you for adding your insurmountable value to the Warriors community. You sharing from your warrior heart will inspire other warriors to share from theirs.
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