Monday, October 19, 2020

Find Your Motivation Mojo For Health Improvement

Have you found motivation mojo when it comes to improving your health? 

Motivation is an important part of your fitness journey. And when that is lacking, having a disciplined lifestyle can jumpstart that motivation. 

Staying motivated includes finding the best workouts, healthy foods, and lifestyle that keeps you interested. A healthy life that is enjoyable, sustainable, and suits who you are.

What Motivates You

Some may not be motivated by visual images of healthy people and respond better to written affirmations: YOU CAN DO IT, FIND YOUR STRONG, or BE YOUR BEST HEALTHY YOU for example. Regardless of what suits your motivational fancy, the important thing is to just get yourself going.

Motivation comes from what makes you happy and keeps you coming back for more. The following are a few examples of things that have helped people get and stay motivated:
  • upbeat music
  • fun fitness clothes/shoes
  • positive affirmations
  • joining a gym
  • goal setting
  • seeing results
  • eating better
  • good health
  • wearing whatever you want
  • feeling better
  • fun workouts
  • living a quality life
I will not tell you it will be easy because there are days when it will be straight-up hard. I'm speaking from personal experience. We all struggle with tough days of keeping it healthy. At the same time, I want to stress the importance of living the healthiest life you can. You only have one life with no playbacks.

Making Time

I don't accept that anyone is too busy to take care of their health, and that includes me. 

For example, I am a business owner, personal trainer, and writer with a demanding schedule. And if the day only allows a 20-minute workout then I do that.

Exercise doesn't have to be some long-duration program lasting over an hour. In fact, studies have shown the greatest benefit of exercise is achieved within the first 30-minutes. Also, 45-minutes of focused exercise is sufficient to maintain a healthy body. I adhere to this philosophy and keep my exercise sessions limited to 45-minutes and no more than 5 times per week.

Steps to Motivation

So how do you find your motivation mojo

Get out a piece of paper and write down your active passions … fun things you like to do. It's time to get off the couch, dance your pants off in the living room, go hiking, play games with the kiddos and fur babies.

What is it that makes you happy and will ensure you keep coming back for more? Changing up your thinking about fitness being a burden is also important. Think positive and create a plan you can maintain for a lifetime.  Share your mojo in the comment section and I look forward to reading and responding to all of your shares. 

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