Struggling to stay motivated? This is why…
When I ask my clients what is their greatest health and wellness struggle in that point in time I often get this answer: finding it difficult to stay motivated to exercise.
And the usual reasons are:
1. They don’t really know what to do
2. They know but they find nothing interesting in what they do
3. It’s boring to go to the same place, do the same thing (even if they change exercises), see roughly the same people and have the same view all the time.
There are many other reasons but there are probably the most common I get.
However there is more than that. These reasons that lead to lacking motivation are just the surface. Underneath there may be many other reasons, such as:
1. There is no purpose behind your training or exercising.
If the reason you do what you do is not strong enough, when you hit the wall you will most probably give up. There is nothing to keep you going. Read my blog on Purpose vs Goals to get an idea of what you should look for.
2. You do not grow.
As human beings we are always on a path of learning. Once we stop doing that we lose interest. Progressing from 10 press ups to 20 is not learning. Learning is developing the technique or learning different techniques. Here you also need creativity and colour in your workouts.
If you have a great purpose (goals are not purposes! – will write about this) and you learn and develop then the motivation will be there for longer and will be stronger.
3. There is NO accountability.
You can be accountable to yourself up to a point. When the tough gets tough and life gets in the way many people slide back and then have to start all over again. And that is a motivation killer itself. Are you one of them?
Why do you think top athletes still have coaches? Do you think they cannot train themselves at their level? One of the reasons they do, and one of the reasons I have 3 coaches training me right now in Karate, Obstacle Racing and running and business, is accountability.
There are moments in your life when you want to stop, when things are so difficult in your life that you cannot go any further.
That’s when your Coach comes into the picture. She will always be there for you. Of course you will always be responsible for your own actions and thus the results but a Coach is critical for you to keep on the path and move towards your purpose.
So are you lacking motivation to exercise and stay healthy?
I am an athlete and I know exactly what that means and how it feels. I’ve had loads of ups and down in 20 years of competitive sports. I have also had many, many coaches who supported me along the way.
I know how to coach you so you stay motivated and you will also learn how to stay motivated even after we finish our program.
With me you have a purpose, you grow and learn and you are accountable. Of course you will also reach your goals and milestones.
Book a free call with me so we can talk in more detail about your purpose and goals.