Keeping On Track With New Years Resolution Tips Exposed
Go ahead: add your reason to quit working out to the list right here. You set a goal to get fit, to lose weight or bulk up or just to improve your health. Now your into the end of February and your desire is dying and looks like your new years resolution is about to die. This is around where your workouts stop feeling new your just going through the motions, its not engaging anymore and really its just feeling downright hard by now.
Do you want your New Years resolution to survive?
Want to keep it up long enough so you can see some results? 90% of what we do in the fitness journey is not a physical challenge but more of a mental challenge. Well the same goes for your workout routine so I need you to get your head back in the game, get motivated and get pumpd because we are going to get some results (need further motivation do what most fitfam does and look at pics to get you going, here).
So if your exercise is regimen is going to continue what is going on inside of your head is what matters. So how do you get your head right you may be asking? Well there are a few tips I will give you here and then also show you some of the products I take when I do feel like this which is normal its just how we react and overcome these small challenges.
Find a fitness buddy!
Having a fitness pal can be a great positive but more importantly an accountability factor. It may not be for everyone how do you know if it would be a good thing? Well, what if your partner outperformed you would you quit or try harder? Would you feel competitive and try pushing yourself harder or would you get roid rage get angry and smash the mirror with a dumbbell? I tend to see these work very effectively so consider it we’ve got so many people at our smoothie bar that meet and end up doing workouts together gosh how I love this industry!
Get a Mantra
(not like the police chief in Bad Boys 2 movie below)
So the trick is when you feel you are leaning away from working out there are runners and serious athletes that use this trick. Here are some suggestions of mantras you could repeat in order to get your mind back in the zone.
I’m going to make this fat cry
I KNOW I CAN
I have so many haters to prove wrong
Go big, Then GO home
Pain is weakness leaving the body
So anyone of these can get my mentally pumpd no matter what because if you think back to when we were infants we were not born with the ability to speak and say mamma, dadda. This came from hearing it day in and day out from our parents which was slowly programming our subconscious mind. Hence, why personal development is so important these days and why you see the most successful people say they do not entertain negative thoughts neither should you . The mind is powerful when you leverage it correctly.
Buy a good preworkout
This will fix any lingering feeling of not wanting to workout because I like to call this a drill sergeant in a can and trust me on this one. So remember it is perfectly normal for many of us to have days where we just don’t feel the gym. This trick I use here ANYONE can use and works so effectively don’t care who you are so check this out. Let’s say you just had one of those long days at the office where it was meeting after meeting and conference call after conference call (trust me been there) and your not physically beat its just more mentally beat because you have been just so focused on work. This is where I pick up my favorite preworkout mix it up in my shaker, proceed to shake it and mix it up real well, look at it and take the lid off and just like nothing I chug it down. So let me explain what just happened here. Once you chug that preworkout there is NO turning back what do you think you will want to be doing in 10-15 minutes? HAHAHA yes your right you will feel like moving, lifting weights, jogging or doing Zumba so let’s get this party started!
Sounds very simple I know but I see if just about everyday someone did not plan the time to get to the gym. Failing to plan you are basically planning to fail so let’s ensure we are allocated the time for our workouts into our work week. We have the same 24 hours in the same day and 1 hour of the day is only 4% of the day so stick with me here I know you can do it (mantras wink, wink).
Focus on the process
If your goal is to lose weight I suggest couple of things here to keep you motivated and in the game. Check the scale because when you see the weight loss you will stay motivated and another one that works very well that I use with a lot of my customers is to take progress pics (front, side and back pose) from week to week. Have you ever seen this info-graph?
The preworkout I was referring to in the article was SuperDrive by Gaspari. Click below for 5% OFF the site and our FREE fitness guide I use.