Losing motivation in the gym sucks. But, don’t think it’s just you. We guarantee that everybody you see in the gym and every fitness influencer you see on Instagram have dipped in motivation at some point. In fact, many of them would have experienced a lack of motivation a number of times.
But, how does that Rocky quote go? “It’s not how hard you hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep going.”
It’s very true. Life is going to hit you hard sometimes, but we can come back – and we can come back strong!
With this being said, we are going to give you our sure-fire tips on how to stay motivated or even how to bring back motivation. So, whether you’re struggling right now, or you can feel yourself struggling, take these tips on board and you will stay ahead.
Working out without a real goal is one of the most common ways people lose motivation. It can feel like you’re doing it all for nothing really. Or, it can all feel too casual.
When this happens, we start losing that motivation. We often skip gym sessions and before you know it, it’s been over 2 weeks since you worked out!
Setting yourself a challenge helps to inject motivation and keep you on track. You will work harder as you get closer to your challenge and – if you’re like us – you won’t want to lose.
Knowing you’re doing it for a reason will make you work harder than ever.
If you’ve been working out for a while, many of you will feel that this tip is for newbies, but it’s not, many advanced fitness enthusiasts find themselves losing track of their results and progress. Then, before you know it they’re falling into the first thing we talked about – just working out with no clear goal.
Tracking your progress and seeing it in black and white is a huge motivational booster and will help you to keep pushing harder.
Find a workout buddy
Many of you prefer training alone, but if you’ve been doing it for a while, then maybe it might be time to try working out with a friend? The best thing to do is choose somebody who has similar goals to you. This way you can both do similar workouts together and urge each other on.
Also, having a workout buddy makes it all the more difficult to skip sessions. No longer will your workouts feel casual.
Change your routine
Another common issue is when your workouts feel like groundhog day. When this happens, its very easy to lose motivation and slack from the gym altogether.
In this case, we suggest speaking with a professional on how to change up your workout plan to maximise your results. It will help to revive your motivation and also shock your muscles into something new.
If you feel like your workout needs a shake-up, just message our team and we can help!