Ready for a workout motivation tip that I tell all of the people I help? After just 30 days your mind is ready to keep up the routine, but it is easier than it sounds.
If you are a beginner, or maybe you are starting a new workout program, you are excited. This excitement comes from starting something new that you strongly believe in.
However many people start on a high note, and 2 weeks later I see them making excuses and falling back into the old routine. Is there a way we can avoid this?
What Is The One Month Goal?
The one month goal revolves around an individual completing their workout each day, without fault. That's right. I tell many of my friends and people I meet who struggle each year to workout that if they can make it just 30 days, they will be able to continue.
That initial 30 days is the hardest. Why? We are all looking for instant gratification and if we don't see it, we move towards something else before we have a chance to grow.
This is also noticeable in many aspects of our lives today. Instant gratification is nice, but don't let it trick you into a false sense of what works, and what doesn't. When it comes to workouts, training hard and being consistent day in and day out is the key to your success. In my personal opinion, consistent training is more important than any diet.
Now I say 30 days is the goal to reach because this appears to be the point where workouts become second nature. Don't set a goal of 60 or even 90 days because it may be too high. You will start thinking into the future where you are 3 months from your goal, and feel overwhelmed. Just stick to the 30 day goal, and if you can make it, you will be able to reach 60 and 90 days.
Understand "Just Do It" Mentality
Here is where I could put the Shia Labeouf Just Do It video that went viral on the internet. I am not going to, but he really has a good point. If you can get in the mindset of "Just Do It", even on your bad days, you will feel better afterwards. I have been working out for a long time now, and I always run into days where I just don't feel like doing the workout. I decide I'll push through it, and every single time I do, I am glad I did.
Get out of your head about how sore you are, or how you don't feel like it today, or how you want to play video games. Instead, focus your mind on what you want and just do it! Remember it's only about 30 minutes of your entire day, and you can do whatever else you want for the remainder of the time you are awake. Find the mental toughness necessary to get where you want to go in terms of your fitness, and you will see results.
One Month To Future Success
So far we have covered that if you can complete your workouts each day for 30 days, you can continue with future success. Understand that this is the hardest part of the journey, and you will be tested.
Passing this test is extremely satisfying, and once you see results, you will be happy you pushed yourself. Remember the "Just Do It" mentality, and you will succeed with your workouts, and other endeavors in life.
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