Signs of Low Motivation
There are several signs of low motivation:
- A lack of desire to practice as much as you should.
- Less than 100% effort in training.
- Skipping or shortening training.
- Effort that is inconsistent with your goals.
Sports psychology researches show that people who can’t reach their sport goals are usually very low motivated. Do you want to be one of them? Or you want to reach the goal?
How to Stay Motivated
Whether you’re already in decent shape or you have extra pounds to shed, a rippling set of six-pack abs can feel like a lofty goal and doing crunches and setups repeatedly day after day can become tedious after a while.
It’s easy to feel like giving up and deciding a washboard stomach just isn’t for you.
Staying motivated enough to push yourself past the inevitable low points in your workout plan is essential to achieving the abs you’ve always wanted.
It’s hard to find the right motivation to exercise, but you can!
Keep in your mind the weight loss inspiration that will lead you to the ideal body.
- Change your perspective. Instead of thinking of your workouts as a difficult chore, think of them as a gift to yourself.
- Not only can they help you look better and become more fit, but they can also give you some “me time” that can help you relieve stress and clear your head.
- Set realistic goals.
- Set yourself up for success by creating short-term, achievable goals such as working out three times a week or losing one inch off your waist.
- Goals like these can function as milestones to help you measure your success along the way.
- Also, you can challenge yourself by setting yourself fun playful targets and goals.
- It can be a bet to get ripped before summer or maybe just the look on all your fiends faces who you have seen for a while when they see how great you look at your next birthday.
- Add variety.
- Instead of just doing crunches over and over, take fitness classes that incorporate ab workouts.
- Alternate standard crunches with Pilates and yoga and use the ab machines at the gym.
- This can help ensure that all of your ab muscles get worked and help you avoid a plateau.
- It can also help to keep you from getting bored or burned out.
- Make your workouts a social activity.
- Working out with a friend or with a group can help you stay accountable and make your workouts more fun.
- Nothing motivates like success, NOTHING!
- So take a before photos and then every two weeks take another photo to see your results.
- You can also do a body composition test every 4 weeks to see how much body Fat you have lost or muscle gained.
- Share your results in Socials.
- Reward yourself each time you reach a milestone.
- Splurge on a non-food treat, such as a spa day, a massage or a new gadget you’ve had your eye on.
- Share your successes with friends and family who can cheer you on and help you feel good about your achievements.
- Stay focused.
- Extrinsic motivation can only go so far.
- For long-term motivation, work on building positive associations with your workout, such as how well it makes you feel afterwards.
- Visualize the end result of all your efforts to help you keep reaching for your end goal.
- Read success stories and motivational quotes and look at before and after pictures of people with a six-pack stomach.