Life is much easier when you have motivation behind you. If you have something willing you on and encouraging you to succeed, you will achieve your goals. This couldn’t be truer for your health & fitness; you need the motivation to reach your wellness goals!

Usually, this is where most people fail. They start eating healthily and going to the gym but quickly slip back into bad habits. You can prevent this by finding some motivation in your life! It’s not as challenging as you think – here are some easy ways to stay motivated:

Get some nice workout clothes

It sounds silly, but a nice set of gym clothes can totally transform your views on fitness. Going to the gym is a lot easier when you have a lovely pair of snakeskin leggings, a cute crop top, and stylish sneakers. You start looking forward to exercising as it’s an excuse to bust out your cool clothes and look nice. 

Set achievable goals

Achievable goals are essential if you want to become healthier and fitter. Most people have goals, but they’re often hard to achieve. As a result, you give up on them because your motivation wanders. With achievable goals, you give yourself smaller targets to hit every week. Essentially, you’re breaking down your overall goal into smaller chunks. Now, you start ticking things off every week, adding to your motivation. It gives you something to strive for all the time, rather than having this big goal looming in the distance. Start adding smaller, more achievable goals to your weeks and see an instant change. 

Exercise with a friend

Having a gym buddy can be an excellent source of motivation – for both of you! Working out with someone else means you constantly push each other and can compare yourselves. If you notice your friend is seeing results, it motivates you to push harder and match them. At the very least, you have someone to hold you accountable if you start to waver. It’s far more motivational than if you exercise alone all the time. 

Hire a personal trainer

Lastly, you may think about hiring a personal trainer to provide some added motivation. They will design all of your workouts and create a nutrition plan for you. Already, they’ve taken care of the toughest jobs. All you have to do is follow their directions, and you will succeed. Also, a personal trainer will help you through your workouts and push you to new heights. They ensure that you never give less than 100% and can motivate you to push through mental barriers. If you can afford one, then a personal trainer is fantastic for people that struggle to stay motivated when working out. 

Finding your motivation can help to unlock your true potential. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Attempting to become fit & healthy will never work if you don’t care about it. There needs to be something that acts as a driving force to keep you going.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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