4 tips for staying focused and motivated to workout

This fit life isn’t easy, but it’s definitely worth it. Especially when you’re new to the game, it can seem extremely overwhelming. My fit journey began in December of 2015 and I’m still going hard well over a year later. Let me share with you some tips that have been essential for me.

  1. Pick a goal and have a plan
    – Understanding the reason you train saves you from going through the motions and wasting your time. If you don’t have a goal set in place, how do you know what foods to be eating and what workouts you should do?
    – If you’re new to the gym, I would suggest following a workout program. There are plenty of free workout plans online that do all the hard work for you. I started off using the plans on bodybuilding.com and it was extremely helpful. Even if you look up some exercises and write them down, do it.
    – Nobody exists on this earth without a purpose. You can’t really workout without one either.
  2. Find your motivation
    – My motivation for working out is the many people who have followed my journey and the success I have had and decided to start a journey of their own.
  3. Use social media to your advantage
    – Signing up for Bodyspace was one of the best things I could’ve done to help myself. Having that support and encouragement really helped keep my spirits up at times when I was at my lowest. There were days when I decided not to go to the gym but then I would get on Bodyspace and feel guilty watching everyone else get it in.
    – I eventually made an Instagram centered around my journey. The majority of people I follow are a part of the fitness community. Same thing with my twitter and Facebook. Now, whenever I get on social media I see fitness. I see healthy lifestyles. It’s completely motivating.
    – Some people dislike fitness celebrities and personalities. I don’t. I have a few I follow (Hodgetwins, CT Fletcher, Mike Rashid). Youtube has a ton of them out there. Maybe it’s for you. Maybe it’s not.
  4. Organize workout playlists
    – This is pretty self-explanatory.
    – I have about 6-7 different playlist I use when working out. I’m also pretty good at staying up to date with new music so I’m always updating my playlist and adding new songs.

Most important “tip” of all is actually something that goes without saying, in my opinion. But, for those of you who are new here, the truth is you have to really want to change at the end of the day. Not because a family member, a friend or a significant other told you too. Guess what? None of them can transform your body for you. All they can do is offer support and encouragement. Your heart has to be in this because there are going to be some days that you don’t feel like working out, but you have to go anyway. There are going to be some workouts that just don’t go according to plan. You have to want this shit bad enough that you fight no matter what the situation is. It’s the absolute truth.

If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. But instead, they are at home making excuses.

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