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5 Tips to Help You Stay Motivated

Helen Bush

Motivation is necessary to reach our goals. In order to achieve those amazing results, we have to stick to our plans, and motivation is our driving force. It tells us that we can do this and nothing is going to stand in our way, but what happens if along the way, you lose your motivation? Your goals will probably seem impossible and too hard to reach. You may think that there is no way to accomplish what you set out to do. This is the time when you will have to look down deep inside you and find your motivation once again, but how can you do that when you are so down? There is no need to panic. We have gathered a list of things that may help you when you feel your motivation slipping.



  1. Adjust your attitude. You are not the person you were before. Now you are committed to your fitness routine and working hard to achieve your goals. You are a fitness guru and nothing can hold you back. You are not a couch potato anymore. That has changed and so has the way that you look at yourself. Once you change the way you look at yourself, you will be more likely to succeed and stick with your fitness routine. It is all about keeping a good attitude and looking at yourself as a winner.

  2. Congratulate yourself. It can be difficult to be proud of our successes, especially before we have achieved our goals, but every move you make in the right direction should make you feel a little bit better about yourself. We are not going to see a difference in our weight every single day, and it may be tough going in the beginning. However, every time you workout you should be proud that you are working toward your goal and making progress. Remember even the little steps add up, so never deny yourself that extra pat on the back because it can help you go a long way on your weight loss journey.

  3. Mix it up. Who wants to do the same thing over and over? No one. It can make anything we do become boring and predictable, and our fitness routines are no different. We want to keep our fitness routines exciting and engaging. Not only will this keep us looking forward to working out, but it will also ensure that our bodies won't become use to the movements in our routines. If this happens, our bodies will not be completely engaged in our workouts. We will not use as much energy to perform these movements, and our results will slow or eventually stop. This can also cause our motivation to lessen if not disappear completely, so do not be afraid to change it up every now and then.

  4. Write down your goals. By writing down your goals, you will always remember why you started your fitness routine, and this will easily help you to remember why you started this routine in the first place. You can easily go back to your list when you are having doubts as to why you seem to be torturing yourself with certain exercises. You can go back to your list of goals anytime you feel down to help you realize what you are working towards.

  5. Don't focus on your setbacks. We are all going to come across obstacles on our way to achieve our goals. No one is going to be perfect. We have to accept a few failures or slip ups along the way. It is normal. The important thing to remember is that one slip up is not going to impact our weight loss journey that much as long as we get right back up and carry on as usual. So, pick yourself up and move on. You will always have another chance to get back on track.

Motivation plays a huge role in achieving our goals. If you ever feel down, try to rely on some of the tips above. Remember all you need to do is stay motivated, stick with your fitness routine and never give up on your goals.

Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.