Think about the last time you attempted to start a fitness routine. It’s tough, right? Getting started is always the hardest part. But what’s even tougher – maintaining it, even after that initial motivation fades

So how do you find the motivation to keep going? Where do you find it in the first place? For some people, it’s a personal challenge they enjoy. Others find inspiration in their friends or family who are active and healthy. Some of us need to be accountable to someone else (like a trainer), while others respond well to positive reinforcement (such as awards, badges, or points). What works for one person may not work for another. The key? Keep working till you can figure it out. 

No doubt, getting and staying fit takes a lot of hard work. It’s not always easy to find the motivation to keep going, especially when you’re tired or sore. But fortunately, there are a few secrets to finding fitness motivation that can help make it a little easier – you have to focus on your goals and rely on a coach.

For many, staying focused on their goals is a challenge that they face time and time again. It’s easy to get derailed, especially when you don’t see results immediately. But if you focus on your goals and what’s motivating you, you’ll be more likely to stick with them. Think about what drives you and use that as your motivation. Maybe it’s wanting to feel confident in a swimsuit or maintaining your health for your family. Whatever it is, hold onto that feeling and let it power you through your workouts. Stay focused on what’s important to you; the rest will follow. 

Fitness goals are more difficult to track, especially when you don’t know what you should be tracking! But we at Greater Purpose Health and Fitness can assist you with that. We’ll assist you in establishing that initial goal and all the minor milestones along the way. We’ll show you how to measure them and then track them for you! We’ll celebrate the small victories as we achieve them, just as the big win when we reach our goal. Hence relying on a coach is also an important factor in staying motivated.

Nothing is more frustrating than starting something, putting in some effort, only to return to where you started. Tired of spinning your wheels, you may decide to give up. You’ll stay motivated if you set a goal, see a clear path to get there, and celebrate the milestones along the way. This is exactly what our coaches do. A coach will chart your course and set you up for success along the way. They’ll be the first to reach out and pull you up when you’re down. They’ll be the first to congratulate you on every victory.  A good coach can help you stay accountable, support you to keep going when things get tough and push you to reach your goals. If you’re struggling to find the motivation to work out or eat healthily, consider finding a fitness coach or nutritionist. These professionals can help set up a program that works for you, encourages you when needed, and gives you the tools necessary to succeed in your health and fitness journey. Once you have a support system in place, staying motivated will be much easier. 

Remember that fitness motivation doesn’t have to come from within; sometimes, it takes someone else to help light that fire under your butt.