How to increase your motivation levels
The first thing to look at is your inner motivation. You’ve got to find out what it is. Before you can do that you’ve got to eliminate all negative thoughts from your mind. That may require that you literally look at the way you think about yourself and your life.
One of the first thoughts that you must eliminate is the the thought of giving up. Giving up things such as carbs, having a pint of beer a day or even using your phone too much is never an easy task and you are most likely to lose motivation by simple cutting things out in one go. The same thing goes for reducing your fat intake or forgoing your Friday night takeaways. Cutting things out in one swift move must be avoided. The motivation you need to keep going is keeping the goal right in front of you the whole time and making sure that those goals are realistic. So, keeping that goal right in front of you will keep you motivated.
Find your incentives and an end goal
Let’s say you’ve decides to get fit. The first thing you’ll need is something to do. That could be something to do with food, exercise, or a vacation. Those of course can be modified to suit your training needs. That means you just need to start something with a date to look forward to, something that will give you incentive to keep pushing and doing it. So, you’ve got it, a date and now you’ve got something to look forward to, or at least something that will give you something to look forward to. Next, you’ll have to decide on whether you’re going to do it with a fitness coach or yourself.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to think about how to keep that goal. Are you going to use self-discipline, willpower, positivity, or something else? Well, the first thing you’ll want to do is look for positive encouragement. Maybe that can come from your family, a friend, a workout partner or maybe even your fitness training partner. Whatever it is, you need to go to those people and say, “I’m not giving up! I feel like staying with this.”
Talk to other people about your goals
You’ll want to also talk to your family and friends, and tell them what you’re doing. See if it’s true for them too. Are they suggesting you follow a similar routine? If so, use that to help you stay on track. And, are they offering any of the following things: encouraging your friends and family to stay fit? Maybe they can join you?…….
Make a fitness plan
So, before you start on your program(s) and before you even consider supplements, it’s a good idea to have a “breakdown” of how your exercising and eating routine works. See if you need to make any adjustments and what to do to keep you on track and on schedule. If you need to lose a significant amount of weight and to tone your muscles, then undoubtedly you’ll need some supplements to help you get there.
Depending on how much weight you need to lose and the way you plan your program, you may need 4-8 weeks or more to achieve your goal. Or you may not need any time at all, depending on how much weight you’re planning to lose and how fast you plan to move. Having a plan in place can maintain your exercise motivation.
There is always a time and a place for supplements, whether it’s for performance enhancement, diabetic management, or to curve a appetite. The point is you don’t always need them whether you’re a professional athlete, a student or a working employee that just needs some motivation. Supplements are easy to take and produce results. However, when it comes to an all-out effort, your body needs nothing more.