3 Quick Tips To Stay Motivated The Rest Of 2020

We have just about 2 weeks left in 2020. The year that felt like it had 27 months….

Combine that with the usual struggle that is the holiday season, and motivation can go out the door REAL QUICK

Don’t treat motivation like that!

I wanted to share a few quick things you can do between now and January 1st to help you stay positive and stay motivated towards your goals and the new year.

1. DONT step on the scale.

For a couple reasons…

A) The scale isn’t the be all end all of progress. It only tells you a number at that exact day and time. Stepping on it 20 minutes or a day later, and it can tell you a totally different number….

B) Just about everyone strays from their normal routines and diets during this time of year, and you don’t need that kind of negativity, or stress, in your life. Save the scale for 2021.

2. Work out as early as possible.

Working out has a ton of mental benefits, so kick those off as soon as you wake up.

Even if it 5-10 minutes of jumping Jacks and squats. It counts!

Doesn’t just bring a physical benefit (that’ll motivate you to crush the day!), but the mental benefit of “checking the box” of exercise, really helps boost your motivation to do more the rest of the day.

And getting your workout in early means you don’t let your day get in the way, like it tends to do.

I send this exact gif out, a lot!

3. Consume things that gets you pumped.

Favorite playlist/album/artist. But it on blast.

For a quick jolt of motivation, Youtube search: Motivational Video. There’s a TON to choose from.

I know some go on social media and watch a few of their favorite fitness influencers. That can be a gift & a curse, but if it works for you, go for it.

Remember, motivation doesn’t last on its own. Sometimes you have to create it yourself. Sometimes you have to find it in others. Just keep going.

You. Got. This.

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Have More Confidence In The Gym

A ton of people have goals to lose weight / get in shape. And a ton of people go to their closest gym and sign up for a membership. But, what happens is, a lot of those people get discouraged from being in the gym for various reasons.

One of those reasons is a lack of confidence with being in that environment.

“Don’t know what to do.”
“I don’t want to look like a fool”
“Everyone in there is SOOO in shape!”

I’ve personally heard these exact quotes. So, I wanted to go over a few things you can do to help build your confidence in the gym and with working out.


Take a Tour & Ask Questions

When you first sign up for a membership, someone usually (SHOULD) takes you around the gym. This is where you ask questions, take notes. Most standard gyms are set up similarly. With Free Weights in one section, Leg Machines, here, Upper body Machine there, & Cardio Equipment over there. Even if you don’t remember it all, when you go back in, ask again!

Have a plan
Before you step into the gym to workout, you should know exactly what you want to accomplish. If you want to workout your legs, write down 4-5 exercises you want to do. Having a plan provides you focus, and takes away that “deer in headlights” look you can get when you don’t know what to do next. You can write this out yourself (with googles help) or hire someone to write out a plan for you. But, having a plan is essential.

Don’t compare yourself to others
We all fall victim to this. Looking at the guy with the huge arms or the girl with the great legs, and you start to feel self conscious about yourself. DON’T!!! The guy with the giant arms, he’s been working out for 5 years consistently. The girl, she comes in every week for the last year to workout.

Never compare your day 1 to someone else’s day 500. Only compare yourself to your past self. Have patience with yourself, and trust the process. If you’re doing what needs to be done in the gym (& kitchen), the progress will come. Trust me.

A couple other things to consider:

  • Be ok with looking like a mess
  • Be proud of your sweaty shirt
  • Celebrate when you go for a heavier weight
  • Or run a faster time
  • Buy noise resistant headphones and rock out to your favorite songs
  • With that, have your playlist ready before stepping into the gym. This small thing can save sooo much time!
  • And lastly, enjoy yourself! If a commercial gym isnt for you, find another activity that gets you moving. Trust me, there is something out there for EVERYONE. You just have to find it.