5 Great Fitness Motivation Quotes to Help You Accomplish Your Goals This Week

1. “If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.”

 

Persistency only gets you so far. Even the most persistent among us can hit walls. The key to reaching your fitness success is consistency. You need to consistently exercise & eat healthy each day, each week, each month, & each year to get the results you deserve. The most successful among us combine both persistency & consistency into a single package of awesomeness.

2. “Giving up on your goal because of one setback if like slashing your other three tires because you got one flat.”

 

Setbacks happen to the best of us. Even our heroes. Even those that seem the most successful. The key is to not let setbacks cause you to quit. Never give up on your goals. A setback is minor in the scheme of things, even when it feels major. Keep chugging along & you will get there.

3. “If you want to get fit, you have to give away only one thing: your excuses.”

 

Excuses don’t help anything. Yet it is very hard to let them go. It is a natural human reaction to make excuses for things that we find difficult. If you hope to get fit, then you have to give away your excuses. Hold yourself accountable. Only you can earn the body that you deserve.

4. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

 

Doubt can cause you to not even attempt something. When you don’t even attempt to accomplish a goal, there is no way you can ever achieve it. On the other hand, working towards a goal does not always guarantee success. But it does far more often than not ever trying. If you are going to fail, at least give it your very best shot.

5. “Anyone can work out for an hour, but to control what goes on your plate the other 23 hours…now, that’s hard work!”

 

I like this quote because it shows just how important nutrition is. Exercise can only get you so far. You need to control what you eat, for each & every meal, if you ever hope to achieve fitness success. Sure, it’s a mental game. Sure, you will slip up & cave in at some point. But look at the big picture, do your best, & focus on eating better every single day.

Motivation: The Key to Your Fitness Success!

Want to know what the single most important component of your fitness success is?

It’s Motivation!!!

When you are motivated to train, you actually train. When you are motivated to eat well, you eat well. When you are motivated to go to the gym, you go to the gym.

It sounds simple. But you all know it isn’t…

Everyone becomes unmotivated at some point, some of us more frequently than others. It can be hard to push yourself up & out of bed to the gym when you are tired & sore or to force yourself to do a workout routine after a difficult day at work, but if fitness success is one of your goals, you need to.

A common saying goes “75 percent of success is just showing up”. The saying is  100% TRUE.

If you can force yourself to show up for the task, then you will do it. Of course it can be hard to do but it needs to be done. Motivation helps with this.

The quick tips below are a few of the best ways that I stay motivated to train & eat right on a daily basis. Use these tips yourself & you will find that staying motivated to sweat & work your muscles is a little bit easier.

1) Find a Partner

Find a Partner

Perhaps the best way that I know of to stay motivated to train is by working out with a partner. Having a date & time set to train with a friend will force you to show up. You will feel obligated to exercise. Plus, you’ll likely have a more enjoyable time training with a friend than by yourself. Just remember to cut out the talking :) after all, we are here to train!

2) Switch It Up

Switch It Up

Even though I love training at the gym (I’m a Personal Trainer!!!), I can’t help but admit it does get old sometimes. This is why it is so important to switch up your fitness routine every now & again. In addition to doing different exercises each day & each week, you should force yourself to do non-gym exercises at least once every two or three weeks. Ice skating, rock climbing, skiing, bicycling, basically anything that works as long as it keeps your body moving & gives you some much needed change.

3) Reward Yourself

Reward Yourself

It simply cannot be denied that for many people, training isn’t the most fun thing in the world. Even if you do like to work out, it can become hard to stay motivated after a while. Another effective motivation tip is to reward yourself after each workout. Now, I don’t mean to go out & eat a bucket of ice cream but a healthy post-workout snack like a nutritional smoothie or even a bite of your favorite chocolate (only a bite or two though!) can help make you feel like you really accomplished something.

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There really are any number of ways that you can stay motivated to train & eat right. The three discussed above are a few of my very favourite. I’d also recommend working with a Personal Trainer & finding your ideal workout time.

A trainer is much like a friend. Having a schedule with them will make you feel obligated to exercise. Finding your ideal workout time means figuring out when it is easiest for you to get things done (morning versus evening).

Motive Mondays – 1st December 2013

Weekly Quote:

‘Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you’re an honest person is like expecting the bull not to charge because you’re a vegetarian.’

bull

Life’s not fair sometimes. That’s the plain & simple of it. You will go nowhere in this world if you don’t take your own life into your own hands & make your own opportunities in the process. Success doesn’t happen to those that sit around waiting for others to do the work for them or for luck to come their way. The only way success happens, in any area of life, is through plain old hard work. Even the best among us need to constantly push ourselves to work harder & be the best we can be. The world won’t treat you fairly just because you’re a good person so work as hard as possible, be as good of a person as possible, & always do your best.