You lack fitness motivation. It’s not surprising. Inspiration, motivation, and content is rushing in at you from all sides. It comes in the form of influencers on social media, friends, and email marketing campaigns from that fitness video that offered you a free program. We are constantly being berated by videos, infographics, images that have the potential to amaze, inspire, and motivate us.
As a culture, we are becoming increasingly dependent and addicted to our content. We love being able to post a workout selfie and get gratification instantly on our efforts, or looking on Instagram and being inspired to work towards an ability, a talent, a lifestyle, or an image. Whatever it is, we’re all doing it. We’re idolizing someone else who is doing what we want to be doing, and we’re dependent on the rush of motivation we get from watching them do it.
What makes the people you follow exactly that, the people you FOLLOW, is that they are the ones taking action and achieving what they know, or sometimes don’t know, they are capable of.
So if you’ve found yourself looking for something external to help you make a change, and sometimes that’s necessary especially to start (enter your coach), then this post is exactly what you need to hear.
How to Stop Needing Fitness Motivation
Odds are that you know the things that must be done to get you towards your goals:
- Eat healthier, nutritious foods
- Exercise more/better
- Get adequate sleep
- Manage your stress
But for some reason, it’s just so hard to stay on top of all those things. You can find a multitude of memes joking about trying to “juggle” all of that and still live your life. When really, isn’t your life about being the best you can be? Doesn’t that include your health and well-being?
Let me clarify. This is not some get more out of every waking minute rant. This is a serious problem. People are not holding themselves to a high standard (again, something listed in the job description of a coach). If you are capable of more, in whatever way that means, then you owe it to yourself to strive to achieve that. Otherwise what are you actually doing here?
The real key to no longer needing or relying on motivation in fitness comes from a simple mindset shift.
Number 1: Know Your Potential