Lost Your Motivation?
If you truly want to learn how to stay motivated, you need to understand what drives you – and what you really don’t care about. To transform your body, the most important plan starts not with your body or meal plan, but instead an approach that will strengthen your mind.
Why We Lose Motivation
You lose Purpose
If you don’t care about what you’re doing, you won’t be motivated. Find meaning in what you’re doing, or change your focus to something you do care about.
You Set Unrealistic Targets
Setting impossibly high goals and failing to reach them will make you want to give up, fast. Instead, set achievable targets and enjoy the satisfaction of achieving many small goals – they’ll soon add up.
You Try To Please Others
It’s impossible to make everyone happy all the time. Focus on your purpose, and do what you think is right – don’t try to change yourself to appeal to others.
How To Get Motivation Back, and Keep It
Intention and commitment can go a long way when it comes to motivation and transforming your body. These two acts together can turn your goals into a concrete process.
There are countless studies showing how making a commitment—and preferably writing down your intentions in specific details—make it much more likely that you’ll stay on task and achieve your goals. Making these simple changes will enhance the effectiveness of any workout or diet.
Research from the British Journal of Health Psychology shows how it works. In the experiment which focused on helping people become more consistent with workouts, one group tracked their exercise [the control group], and another group tracked exercise. This second group was motivated by reading about how exercise prevents disease. [The motivation group]
And a third group did the same thing as the motivation group, but they also had to specify their intentions in the following way:
During the next week, I will partake in at least 20 minutes of vigorous exercise on [DAY] at [TIME OF DAY] at/in [PLACE].
About 35 percent in both Group A and B trained at least once per week. And Group C? They had an awesome 91% compliance rate.
Following a plan instead of achieving an intended goal is very different. It’s basic processing, no different than taking a grocery list to the store and buying food. When you make your goal simple, clear, and easy to follow, you reinforce behaviors that make success a more likely option.
You still have to work hard, put in the effort, and stay consistent. If you expect a miracle in a month, I can almost guarantee that you’ll be frustrated and searching for a new plan in a month. You must play the long game to see success.
Training your brain for success will build a mindset that will guide you to the body you want. For more tips visit finalbossnutrition.com