Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stuck in a Fitness Rut??

It happens to the best of us, we fall hard into a training rut. What causes this ? Many things can be a huge factor. Your job, relationships, even stress from life can bring you down. Wouldn't it be nice if we can keep the motivation that you get some days for others that seem impossible to get through? Falling into a rut can seem impossible to get out of, however you have to keep climbing until you get out of it.
You never "lose" this motivation, it's just dispersed elsewhere for the time being. You have all the power to get it back it might just take some digging. Lucky for you I have a few tricks to get you back to that motivated state of being !
#1- What is the cause of your lack of motivation? If you can learn to pinpoint what is really going on, you might even find that it has nothing to do with training and you are just putting that on the back burner. What are your goals? What are you trying to achieve? Many people want everything NOW and when the going gets rough they just give up!
** Quick trick ** Imagine yourself reaching the goal you want. How does that feel? That should be motivation enough to push you through the rough days !
#2-Be honest with yourself. What are your goals? Are they realistic for the time frame you are in? Make your goals clear and to the point. Don't allow yourself to negotiate and set a timeline for you to achieve it!
** Sign up for an event that your goals pertain to. It sets a deadline for you to accomplish it **
#3-Thoughts become action. If you believe it you can achieve it. Know that anything is possible. Not only can you do it, you deserve to do it, and do it well. As the famous American industrialist Henry Ford said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.”
** Make a vision board. Put all your goals on there, start with small ones and then big future goals. Look at it every day and keep pushing until you reach them! **
#4- No matter how small the step, it's still a step ! You need to value the journey. Take time to look at what you did accomplish and what you are moving toward. Don't allow yourself to compare to the future because you are not there yet. Don't dwell in the past either, take today for what it's worth !
** Do a transformation photo collage ! You can see where you were to the present moment. Many people will be shocked at the changes ! **
#5- What is the most common reason to quit? Willpower and the mind! Yes your mind is a muscle. Use it for good and you will have all the power in the world to accomplish what you want. However, you also need to respect and trust the process. It's a journey. Your mind and body are linked in a constant state of communication. How you move, speak, stand, and sit has a direct link to your emotions. Think about what state of mind you need to be in to succeed in achieving your goal. Do you need to stand up straight, smile,and have open body language? You might be surprised at what else you can achieve simply by changing your thought processes.
** Conduct yourself with positive energy. Be the person in the room people gravitate towards because you have that energy people feed off of ! **
Next time you hit a rut, stay positive and be prepared for the negative feelings it brings. Learn how to cope with them and overcome the emotions it brings. Be positive and be fearless!

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