How to stay motivated to work out, keep it up to keep it up
Being consistent and developing good habits is one of the toughest challenges when it comes to improving our lifestyles and being successful. Some people just seem to be more driven than others, but is that really the case?
Recently I took a little week long summer trip, just to kind of de-stress and take a break from my organized lifestyle. During this time I ate what I wanted, stayed up as late as I wanted, and did what I wanted. I tried to keep up with the things I like to do on a weekly basis, and I managed to get myself into the gym a couple times because that’s what matters to me. The one thing I didn’t do, was write a blog post. Enter next week, I’m sitting, staring at my computer thinking about something to write about, with a total of 0 ideas and a total of 0 motivation. How did this happen? I was doing so well, I was so motivated before. How did I go from 100 to 0 in a week? Why was I still motivated to work out, but not to write? I only missed a week! I began to realize that I had lost my momentum. And I lost it a lot faster than I gained it. What I learned from this is that: consistency builds momentum.
If you want to be successful, you must find a way to stay consistent. The more minutes, days, weeks, months, or years you can stay persistent in chasing your goals, the more momentum you will build, and the more you will realize those goals. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself. Try working out for a month, and then take a week off. Don’t do anything exercise related. 99% of people will have a harder time getting themselves into the gym and getting a good workout than they did in the months when they had built a rhythm.
It’s just that simple.
Moral of the story: keep it up to keep it up.
For those who are just starting and are feeling intimidated, just start. It gets easier with time and you will build motivation.
Stay persistent and be successful. If you want something, choose a pace you can consistently work toward, and keep showing up day after day. There are going to be hiccups, but now you can look at it from a different perspective and remember that after you get yourself back into the rhythm, you’ll be able to keep this up.
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Good luck, be persistent, be successful, be functional 😉