Kick-start your motivation with these tips

If you find that your motivation is starting to fall by the wayside, it’s time to take action and do something that will jumpstart it once again.

  • Mar. 5, 2014 8:53 p.m.

If you find that your motivation is starting to fall by the wayside, it’s time to take action and do something that will jumpstart it once again.

Low motivation is the fastest way to fall off the fitness bandwagon and depending on just how low it is, you may not see yourself hopping back on.

Fortunately, with a few smart techniques you can re-awaken lagging motivation levels so that you are primed once again for success.

Let’s go over a few quick tips to help you kick-start your slow and sluggish motivation.

Set a new goal

First, consider setting a new goal. If you haven’t updated your goal list in quite some time, this is a definite must do.

Those who aren’t regularly reviewing their goals and making sure that they are still applicable to them are going to really struggle to keep motivation high. If your goals have changed, your program needs to be adjusted as such. That way, you feel more confident what you are doing is going to bring you optimal results.

Work with trainer

Next, consider working with a trainer.

Sometimes, low motivation comes from doing the same routine over and over again, which is also going to lead to sluggish results as well. Clearly that’s not what you want, so you want to start considering working with a trainer to boost your levels back up again. They’ll teach you new exercise techniques, provide a new workout set-up, and help you feel confident that you’re moving in the right direction.

Try a group fitness class

Another way to boost your motivation, especially if it’s your cardio training that is starting to fall low, is to try out a group fitness class. These are a great way to get in shape, work new muscle groups, and possibly even meet some like-minded individuals.

Plus, with so many different class varieties out there to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something that you enjoy.

Even if you only do one group fitness class a week, adding it in there can help give you something to look forward to.

Find a role model

Having someone who you look up to and admire as you go about your fitness program is one of the best ways to keep the commitment level higher and ensure that you are constantly striving to be your best.

If you can talk with this person in real life that’s excellent, but if not, even if you simply use their physique as motivation or are able to communicate with them online, that too can work in your favour.

So use a few of these tips next time you feel like your motivation is starting to falter. With a few simply adjustments, you can get right back on track again.

Cabel McElderry is a local personal trainer and nutrition coach. For more information on fitness and nutrition, visit the Fitness F/X website at

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