How To Stay Motivated During a Challenge

How To Stay Motivated During a Challenge

Do you often feel unmotivated to workout? Gurl, you’re not alone. 

Some days you can’t wait to sweat it out, but others? You just want to stay in bed and hide under the covers. It’s completely normal to run out of steam and let life get in the way of your fitness goals - but there are ways to help get you back on track. 

Motivation is the willpower to do something beneficial for yourself. It’s the drive to achieve your goals. Without it, we’re never moving forward. So, let’s reignite your fitness flame.

Below are some proven tips that will help inspire you and keep you motivated during your next workout session. 

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1. Get Into Your Fitness Gear

Get out of the bed, grab your bag, and buy the best workout gear out there! New workout gear is always a great motivator to get sweaty. Find something that you feel strong, comfortable and powerful in. Treat yourself - you deserve it! 

2. Set Simple And Realistic Goals 

Setting unrealistic goals such as losing 10 kilos in 1 or 2 weeks is what keeps you off track. Start with small and simple goals that you can achieve realistically, such as making sure to work out throughout the week, and then extend it to long-term goals. You will find a ripple effect as you progress towards it. Your health, home life, or work will start falling into place. Your plan doesn’t have to be categorised. Whatever it is, write them down and revisit daily. 

3. Make Sure To Track Your Progress

Often we don't realise the progress we make until we take the time to reflect - so it’s important to track your progress and see how far you’ve come. Keeping tabs on your progress can help you move in the direction of your goals and notify you that you’re walking towards growth. 

Keep an exercise diary and record which exercises you performed during each session, how well you performed, and how you felt when you were done. Putting it on the paper will boost your workout motivation level and help you track your progress. 

Progress photos are also a great way to visually see your achievements.  You don’t need to take them everyday, just every few weeks. Make sure you take them at the same time, like in the morning, so you can get accurate results.

4. Find A Cheering Accountability Squad

Surround yourself with the people who have the same purpose as you. Try to extend your social circle to either online or in-person workout groups and make friends out of it. They will keep you on track and encourage you to perform better each day. You will be able to learn all their techniques to stay motivated. Find differences in how they are better than you and then find ways to achieve those aims in a healthy way. 

5. Listen To Your Body

The first and foremost thing is to refocus when you can. So be flexible and gentle with yourself if you want to take a break. In case you’re too occupied to even think about working out or don’t feel like doing it, take a day or two off. Listen to your body. Set your objectives, make it fun, and praise yourself.

6. Don’t Forget To Reward Yourself

Plan a reward for yourself at the end of the week or month, and you will surprisingly get excited about the workouts. It could be a day at the spa, buying your favourite clothes, binge-watching your favourite Netflix series, or anything you love doing. Make it more fun by informing your family and friends about your reward system. It will be motivating enough to keep you moving.

Fitness is life! 

Start thinking about yourself as an athlete. Keep yourself on track, and you will savour yourself with its numerous benefits for a lifetime of heightened energy levels, happiness, and a healthier you!

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