by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer
Some of us want to workout and want to feel very motivated about it, until we accomplish the results we are looking for. But as days go by it becomes harder and harder to keep going. You can say is lack of discipline, boredom, money to pay the gym, motivation and in some cases pain due to bad position when working out. In this article I am going to focus on motivation, since I consider that if we are motivated we are capable of solving the rest. If you are motivated you are able to have discipline, you don’t get bored, and with money or not you will look for other alternatives to workout.
A person with motivation can accomplish all the goals that he or she puts their mind to do. Our brain is the one that sends those messages to the rest of our body, telling us we can do it. Have you ever been in a position where you think you can´t do it, but once your brain hears the right messages you are able to meet the goals. Let me tell you about an experience I had while working in a sales company.
I observed that all the salespeople from this company earned only by commission. They were divided into teams, all with their own name, logo, song and competed to be number one in sales. Obviously number one in sales meant big paychecks. In order for the team leader to motivate his team members, they were constantly showing videos and had motivational speaking meetings every morning. They focus on daily goals. This had excellent results, since the goals were accomplished in a short period of time. Focusing on accomplishing small goals in a short period of time was what gave them success. Small goals added daily, were part of a big monthly goal. Employees didn’t feel the pressure at the end of the month since they were accomplishing small goals every day. This focus is similar to the therapy used in AA meetings (Alcoholic Anonymous). One day at a time! At the end of the month the daily hard work was repaid with good money.
Hard work is worth doing when the results are satisfying. For some of us the results take longer to be seen than others, all depends on your type of body, time working out, effort and the routine you choose. You also have to be constant. Be constant, that´s the problem right? Well, first of all you really have to make the decision of changing your body. Let me give you one main reason, you! It´s all about you! Focus on you and only you. This will benefit you and give you a better you. Not only because you want to look good, that´s the least of the reasons on why working out. The main reason is your health, physically and mentally.
Once, you have decided that this change is going to happen, because you want a healthier you, then start your workout.
Keep in mind you have to change your way of thinking. Set goals for yourself. How do you want to look? Imagine it, picture it and make it happen. Don´t take me wrong, doesn´t mean you have to be obsessed with it, but you have to believe it and submerge yourself into the thought, that if you want it, it will be.
It is a good idea to put a picture of how you looked, or how you want to look. Post a photo of your favorite body. There are many actors, actresses or people who have accomplished great bodies that are an example to follow.
Another way you can keep motivated is by working out with others or better yet have a working out partner. Be sure you have a good partner, not your drinking body, that instead of taking you to workout will suggest having a beer instead. Or worst suggest pizza and a beer after your workout. No, no! Choose wisely!
My last suggestion is to pick a fun routine. I usually start working out, outdoors until I have my routine going and then start the gym. Remember you have to make it your own. Enjoy it, have fun with changing your body at your own pace. One day at a time and consistency will help you accomplish everything you put your mind to do. Just start!