So- you lost some motivation from when you first started your workout plan.
- Feel too tired
- Aren’t super into the workouts anymore
- Feel bored and unchallenged, or the workouts are too hard
- You just don’t feel like it anymore
It happens to all of us.
So, here is the big question: how can we avoid the “Motivation Burnout"?
Here are my top 3 tips to gaining back your Motivation:
1️⃣ Do something FUN!
The first thing is to create something fun - what kind of work outs do you do that are fun, that get you excited, instead of rolling your eyes and saying "I have to do this.." Maybe it's not lifting weights or running for the week - maybe it's a dance class, or hiking. Pick something that creates enjoyment for yourself. And no need to work out for so long! Make it 30 minutes tops, and make it fun. No need to over-commit.
2️⃣ Tap into your Mindset
Tap back into your mindset - what is your intention? What are your goals right now? What are you looking to accomplish? Do your actions reflect these goals? Sometimes connecting back to our initial thing we set out to accomplish helps us remember why we want to work out in the first place. Consider it a "relighting the flame under your butt".
3️⃣ Make a Calendar
If you're anything like me, you want to see things visually to help stay accountable. Make a calendar and write your workouts in, and treat them like appointments. And make the calendar fun and pretty! Physically seeing your workouts written out can help you to stay intentional on what your goals are.
Most of the time when I or my clients feel a lack of motivation is when we are feeling stuck - “I’m not losing weight”, “I don't want to do the same stuff anymore" - take a look at how you are setting yourself up for success - it may just be a simple tweak of your prep work.
Motivation doesn’t always last, but your practices and habits stick with you.