Only You Can Motivate Yourself
Let’s face it . . . we all wish to some extent to be more disciplined in our workout routines. Maintaining consistency from week to week is a difficult task for many people, especially for those who are not involved in sports or lead busy careers in totally different industries. But regardless of where we stand, we can always find some time to hit the gym or the jogging trails.
Part of the reason that many people do not maintain a consistent exercise routine has to do with motivation. Motivation or the general desire or willingness to exercise has to come from you! Motivation is difficult to maintain because exercising is not an easy task; for many people, it does not come naturally.
Some hope that by paying a personal trainer to motivate them once or twice a week, they will suddenly see a significant difference; don’t bet on it. Either one of two things will happen:
- You’ll enjoy it for a while but give up later by canceling your trainer
- You’ll keep paying your trainer but not see any significant results
Your trainer cannot improve your physique if you’re not motivated in the first place! Anyone can go ahead and sign up with a trainer, but not everyone can give 110% during their workouts. Your personal trainer is most likely not going to yell at you because you’re slacking; the guy or gal wants to keep you happy and not scare you off!
Without motivation, it’s likely that you’ll stop seeing your trainer in the near future. And when that’s done, you’ll most likely stop exercising altogether. Motivation is the root of all good things that have the potential to come into your life. It cannot be given to you; you have to create it within yourself.
On the other hand, there are many people who casually exercise while maintaining a decent level of motivation. These are not the people who are jacked like Arnold Schwarzenegger or fit like Cristiano Ronaldo. They are the people who are fit enough to look good and feel great!
And that can be you! You see, motivation can be built upon with the maintenance of a consistent exercise routine. That’s because the more results that you observe in the mirror, the more motivation that you’ll continue to receive; hard work rewards you with happiness and motivation!
Are you DSM Fit?
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)
3 Replies to “The Passion To Exercise”
Now I feel guilty. Haha. I have no motivation to exercise whatsoever. I hate exercise!
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Easier said than done. I’m hopelessly unathletic, uncoordinated etc. Was always chosen last for dodgeball lol. Swimming was my only sport. I love it! You don’t have to be on a team. You don’t have to race. It’s easy on your joints. And being in water is just a wonderful feeling for me. I’m part fish! But I don’t have a pool, blah blah blah. Excuses excuses.