Stay Motivated!

Now you have become inspired, found your motivation, and strategized your “plan-of-attack”.  The workouts have been going great; you are hitting chest, back, legs, and core.  However, deep down you feel something is not working and you have no idea what it is.  First, let me say that everybody has had their doubts about their fitness level (yes, even Arnold), so here are some examples to get you back on track.

Continued Motivation

At times, you’ll feel unmotivated and discouraged.  This is a very common feeling even among athletes.  To remedy this, have a workout partner to motivate and encourage.  Even if the person has little or no experience working out, the welcome addition will add camaraderie and keep both of you motivated. You could also hire a personal trainer to tailor a workout for your goals and maximize your efforts.

Practice Patients

A lot of people get impatient when trying to achieve their fitness goals.  The simple matter of fact is that it takes time to change and more time to see results from those changes.  As a beginner or even veteran fitness enthusiast, you have to manage your expectations and set achievable goals. Sustainable fitness require good habits and healthy choices and those habits may take some time to form.

Feeling Pain after Working Out

Don’t fret, this pain is a blessing in disguise and you should not let it discourage you. When working out, you are breaking down your muscle tissue so that your body can rebuild those back up bigger and stronger. Staci has an excellent article explaining the process.

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