The #1 reason clients come to me, and the #1 reason people do not reach their goals, is that they ultimately lose motivation and quit shortly into whatever program they’ve decided to do.
You have to know, that when you consider all aspects of your health journey, including: what program to use, what diet plan to follow, how often to work out, what supplements to use
none of them is nearly as important as a determinant of your success as your ability to adhere.
It is, without a doubt, consistency, no matter what you do, that determines your results.
If you get nothing else from this, get that.
What do you do when you’re just not motivated? No matter what, you DO IT ANYWAY.
The truth is, everyone has problems with motivation, sometimes. Not every day are you going to wake up with the eye of the tiger, ready to kill it.
What separates those who achieve from those who do not, is their ability to DO IT ANYWAY.
Not every day do you want to go to work, not every day do you want to get out of bed and put on pants. But you do it anyways because you have responsibilities, and you know that it’s important.
Getting your ass to the workout is the same damn thing.
Some days to get to your job you remind yourself about why it’s important to you. It’s because you require a comfortable living, you want to retire one day, you need to provide for your family, and you know, you gotta eat.
It’s more important than your desire to NOT do it. It’s more important than you having a shitty day.
So you put on your big girl/boy pants and you just do it. And probably once you get there, it’s really not so bad.
It is the same story with your workouts and your health.
The one workout you don’t want to get to today is just a small piece of what’s required to get you to where you want to be. But each piece is just as important as the others. Never ever tell yourself “it’s just one workout”, what does it matter? It does matter.
It is the sum of what you do every day that will get you to where you want to be.
You must always focus on the big goal and be consistent with your efforts.
The goal is personal, and you owe it to yourself.