So this week several people have asked me for advice on how I stay motivated on this journey. Firstly you need to ask yourself how bad you want it because being fit and healthy is something you have to commit to long term. All these quick fixes are temporary and so are the results.
Personally, for me short term motivation comes from team work and pushing boundaries. By short term motivation I’m talking about a day when I can’t be bothered to train but I know I have to.
I’ve found working out with someone or in a group is more productive than working out by myself. I find I work a lot harder and push myself out of my comfort zone. I particularly like working out with males or females who are just as crazy as I am and stronger than me because we will never take it easy in the gym.
When I’ve trained with males I usually find that my body is able to reach targets I never knew it was capable of. As much as I hate to admit it, let’s be honest, guys are stronger than girls, so being able to keep up with a guy in the gym gives me a buzz and should keep him on his toes because I shouldn’t be able to do what he’s doing.
As you’ve probably already noticed I like to do random things like squatting humans on my shoulders or upside down sit ups on the train. This is because I actually find them things quite fun!
People who say working out and the gym are boring don’t know how to create their own fun!!!
Obviously doing the same gym routine all the time can become boring and tedious so why not switch it up a bit. I find these random things make my training sessions a lot more exciting and challenging, plus it allows me to put my fitness to the test.
I mean what’s the point in being fit and strong if you can’t test how fit and strong you are.
Staying motivated in the long run I guess comes from wanting to encourage people to look after their physical and mental well being.
It’s so true that when you look good you feel good. My confidence has increased so much since the beginning of my journey.
Fitness has taught me that there are no boundaries as I’ve been able to do things I never knew I was physically capable of, especially as I wasn’t active as a child or teen.
My journey has allowed me to turn negative thoughts into positive actions and I just hope I can inspire you guys to do the same.
So people why not stay motivated by trying random things like chin ups or pull ups on a tree, handstands on a parked car or squatting your boyfriend or girlfriend !!!
Whatever you do just make sure you have fun whilst doing it.