I often get asked how I've stayed so motivated and consistent with my training over the years, and to be honest, I definitely wasn't consistent when I first started out! It's taken me a good three years to get to where I am today, and I've had a lot of little hurdles along the way.
Injuries, doubting my own abilities, lack of motivation, over training, poor nutrition, can't be bothered, I'm too tired, this is too hard....you name it, I've been there! But I'm telling you, it DOES get easier!
From my own experiences, these are a few tips that I believe can help you stay consistent and motivated with your training!
Find A Good Coach
Find a coach who cares about you, who wants to educate you, and who wants to help you reach your goals. I can guarantee, you'll look forward to that session every week!
What goals do you want to achieve? Is it building muscle? Or is it mastering a pull up? Write them down and work out a plan with your coach to get there! It will make your training go through the roof!
Train On Your Own
Alongside training with your coach, take the step to train in the gym on your own! Building confidence to train on your own is the best way to maximise your training success! Having a coach is important, but what you do on the days that you don't see your coach, is JUST as important!
Follow A Program
Have your coach structure you a proper training program, tailored to your goals. Walking in to the gym with no plan can often make it feel like a chore! A good program will challenge you, and help keep you on track to reach your goals!
It's one thing to exercise, but do you actually know what you're doing? Do you know what muscles are being worked through that particular movement? Educate yourself on proper technique and nutrition.
Once we know better, we do better!!
When getting in to a good routine, It can be easy to fall in to a pattern of over training! Over training leads to constant muscle soreness, increase risk of injury and lack of motivation. Rest days allow your muscles, nerves, bones and connective tissue time to rebuild. This will help ensure that your body builds strength, endurance and muscle!