We’ve all done it, some of us do it every morning,
The alarm goes off and we hit snooze for the 4th time swearing we’ll get up the next time the alarm goes. The last thing in the world most of us want to do is get out of our warm bad, into some tight gym clothes, into the cold car and head to the gym. I’m guilty of this too, I promise.
The difference between someone who gets up and gets going anyway vs the person who stays in bed is their mindset.
If we only got up and went to the gym when we really felt like it, most of us probably wouldn’t go all that often. The athletes out there and the avid gym goers feel this too, myself being one of them. We don’t always cherish the morning time when we get to get up a hit the gym, but we do it because we have a plan, a purpose and a direction which always overrides any feelings of “not wanting to.”
So, the key is to get your head right! Keep reading for my top tips on how to make this happen.
1. What do you want to achieve?
I know you’ve probably heard myself and a bunch of other fitness gurus say this countless times before, you need to set your goals! Saying you want to get fit and be toned will not get you out of bed in the morning. Setting a goal to lose 10lbs, build your core to see your abs again, so drop your body fat down by 5% and fit into the jeans you wore last summer now that’s a goal! And don’t stop there, why do you want to achieve this goal? How is it going to make you feel? This is the meat a potatoes of your first step to get your mind right.
2. What’s your plan?
Now that you know what you want and why you want it, how are you going to get there? There is lots of great information out there, but it doesn’t mean it’s all great information for you and your goals. Find the path that makes the most sense for you. Have a program that is made for you and your goals that you are going to follow. Getting to the gym or the pool or the court is much more inciting if you know what you are going to do when you get there. Also when you are finished the workout you were meant to do for that specific day it is much more gratifying as well and give you a better feeling of accomplishment.
3. Create a game plan for the days you don’t feel like it
For myself, I make sure I physically schedule my workouts in my agenda and do that for first thing in the morning. On top of this I set my schedule so that I also read my goals first thing in the morning, that way I can review the fitness goals I have to literally remind myself of why I’m up early in the first place! Once it’s scheduled you make a deal with yourself that if you really don’t feel like working out at the time you had decided on then you can commit yourself to just getting out and doing a warm up, if you still don’t feel like training then you can call it a day but give your body a chance to warm up and your’d be surprised how often you complete your workout! Have a plan!
4. Keep a training log
If you can see how far you’ve come and all that you have accomplished you can relate that with how great you feel or how proud you are of yourself. This is positive reinforcement. Most people do not receive positive reinforcement and decide they no longer want to peruse their goals, in fact it allows them to dig deep and keep going!
So, set your goals, develop a plan for the good days and bad, create a training journal and get your head right! Remember that those who make it look easy put a ton of work in to make it appear that way. Put the work in yourself and you too will see the results!
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