“Fitness is about so much more than exercise. It’s a catalyst for positive change, and it affects every aspect of your life.”
Motivation is probably the biggest obstacle we all face when it comes to sticking to a fitness program. Let’s face it, exercise and eating healthy is hard and exercise even hurts. When something causes us pain or discomfort, even though in the long run it makes us stronger and healthier, it’s human nature to want to stop. The key is to keep pushing forward towards your goal, and once you start seeing all the positive changes, you learn to break free of the limits you have out on yourself.
Journaling is one of the best ways to help keep yourself motivated. I am not saying you need to write in a journal every day. Once every week or two write down 1 or 2 quick lines about how you’re feeling. Write the good and the bad. As you continue on your new fitness journey and motivation starts to fade, go back and read how you were feeling the first week you started. This will quickly refresh the memories of why you started and help keep you moving towards your goal without taking a step backwards. Remember, keep your eye on the prize and remember why you started!!!