3 Ways To Boost Daily Workout Motivation

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People are negative. You, me and the next person you will have been negative some point in their lives no matter how optimistic they seem. Motivation_AlmostThereJust look at any social media site today and you will find someone talking down to someone else, or saying something is too hard. I see it each and every day whether it be work, friends, family, online, etc.

However, many people who are successful and get where they want push passed negativity. They do this because they have a vision that is greater than the negativity they face, and they want the outcome at whatever costs.

In this article I am going to explain 3 ways you can boost you daily workout motivation, and put all the negative thoughts behind you. At the end of the workout you will look back at those negative thoughts and be proud of the workout you accomplished. Here are my 3 tips:


 

1. Be Prepared For Negativity – You Are Only Human

As you workout, your mind will move from a positive state, to a negative state, and possibly back and forth. This comes in the form of, “I won’t be able to lift that much weight”, or “This workout is too hard” and these thoughts can affect your overall results. Be prepared for your mind to do this. Your body and mind want to stay at a comfortable level, but if you really want to push yourself and show mental toughness, use these thoughts as motivation.

If you can train and gain confidence in your workouts, you can immediately shut-down negative self-talk. When you change your mind set and say “I can do it” (event if you fall short) you will have pushed yourself farther. It’s as easy as telling your mind to change from “I can’t” with “I can.”

If you have ever seen commercials or people get fired up before a lift or workout, it is to help rid themselves of the negative thoughts. They might seem like they are trying to just give themselves more strength, but your mental state in a workout is as important as you physical, if not more important.


 

2. Take Negativity And Make It Positive

Now when it comes to workouts I am a pretty positive person. I may be pessimistic in other parts of my life, but I am working on it. However, I have trained myself in my workouts to push hard to achieve my goals, and nothing negative will ever help me get there.

Think about it this way. Going through life with all negative thoughts sounds pretty bad right? Well going through a training with all negative thoughts doesn’t sound very fun either. Make you workouts fun!

Here is an example of how to change from a negative to positive mindset in a workout:

“Doing 10 more reps is going to hurt my abs.” Instead, tie a positive benefit to end the sentence. Try telling yourself, “Doing 10 more may hurt, but I will become stronger!”

One of the best ways I have found to turn a negative thought into a positive one is visual images. My go-to image is actually that of one of the Z fighters in Dragonball Z (I know, nerd alert). However, by picturing that in my head, I have a goal I am pushing towards. Find strong, mental images and you will start to see yourself excel in your workouts and daily workout mindset.


 

3. Redefine Yourself – Your Body Can Change

Most negative people fail at achieving the body they want because they label their current status as a permanent. These people have thoughts such as “I will always be a fat” or “My genetics will never allow my abs to show.”
I am here to tell you that for your body, nothing is permanent. You need to be motivated in order to re-define our bodies. By being able to inspire yourself and think in a positive manner, you will see changes come.

Changing from a pessimist to an optimist may take some time, and every person is unique. You may struggle with this in the beginning, but work on it and you will be optimistic in no time. Confidence will come and go, so be diligent and stay positive about yourself. Make some time to find daily workout motivation, and the results will come.

  • Hello Darrik,
    I agree that psychological patterns have a way to detour us from our desired goals. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of rejection all filter into the consciousness, however what most do not know is where they originated from. The subconscious mind holds a great deal of negative beliefs we have heard from social, cultural or family structures. When we try to push ourselves toward something we want, we are usually met with these self-sabotaging thought patterns. I agree that we must first believe we can achieve what we have set forth, and then it will be so. Thank you for sharing your insights and solutions.

    • Mindset changes are necessary, but difficult. It can be tough to reprogram your mind to understand that you can achieve what you want. That is where self discipline and the desire to reach your goals is important. If you do not take action, you will never reach your goals. So get out there and get what you want.

  • Hi Darrik!
    You are absolutely right. Mindset is a big part of the game! I work out about 6 days a week and for sure, there are days when I would rather stay in bed longer (I work out in the morning before I go to work). But I typically get up. Because I know that I will feel better once I have worked out. Otherwise, I often end up feeling bloated and sluggish. It is about having a routine that works and having faith that you will feel better after working out. Yes it is at times frustrating and hard. However, I often regret not working out. But I never regret having worked out 🙂

    • I started working out in the mornings as well, but I actually see better results when working out after lunch and right before dinner. However, I do agree that you should get up and be somewhat active by making eating breakfast or a quick morning stretch. You will feel much better throughout the rest of the day. Sleeping in has only ever made me feel more tired in the end, and that my day is gone. I only have a limited time to live, so lets make the best of it.

  • Hi, my exercise routine goes in fits and starts. I can be really good for a period, well motivated and feel good about myself, exercising regularly. Then I allow work or other commitments or negative self talk to creep in and then the exercise plan takes a back seat and finally stops and I find it really hard to get motivated again. So for me it’s not about pushing myself to do more, it’s looking at how to re-activate myself in these inactive times to actually start up again. Any suggestions?

    • Remember that this is about you and how your goals. I suggest starting with goals that are manageable for you to complete each day. Even small victories can help change your mindset over time to where you want to actually get in your workout for the day. Even if it is something as short as 5-10 minutes, just do it and you will feel much better after. I always tell everyone I start working out with is if you can consistently do your workout for just 30 days (or 1 month), you will succeed, start seeing the results you want, and continue to keep it going. It needs to become part of your life, and the “just do it” attitude is what is needed at the start.