8 Ways To Stay Motivated & Eat Healthier East Bay

Have you ever lacked motivation to workout or eat healthier east bay? Then you’ll want pay attention to the following 8 tips that I’m going to share with you today.

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But first, you need to understand what motivates you. In general, we are motivated at makes us feel good and tend to move away from pain.  It’s that simple. Wouldn’t you agree that most human beings do more to avoid pain. Think about the fact that most people act retroactively, meaning they first need some type of “pain” (ie. a heart attack, diabetes, being obese) to move them into action.

So without further ado let’s have a look at 8 ways to help get you more motivated to workout and eat healthier.

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1. Find Your Reasons Why 

You need to figure out “why” and the purpose. For example, if your goal is to lose 25 lbs you need to identify WHY that’s important to you. Is it to feel sexier, fit into that old pair of skinny jeans, or feel more confident? Once you identify the reason, keep asking “why?” to go deeper and finally come up with the #1 reason that will motivate you!

2. Connect to Your Core Values

This is the ultimate secret to getting what you want.  If you can connect the process (ie. working out, eating healthier) to your core values, even in small ways, you can change your mindset.  For example, some core values might include freedom, happiness, love, connection, family, or growth. Figure out whats most important to you and work from there.

3. Change Your Mindset

You can instantly find more enjoyment working out by shifting your mindset from “having to workout” to “getting to workout”. I have a good friend who always says, “I’ve got to workout,” and feels compelled and thus less empowered. I told him to embrace the phrase, “I get to workout”,  which would put him in a state of empowerment instead of obligation.

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4. Recognize the Feeling

Remember how good it feels when you finish your workout or eat a healthy meal. Find a way to recognize the feeling so that anytime the going gets tough you can easily revert back to feeling that way. For instance, after an exhilarating workout you may want to do a fist pump to celebrate. Do this enough times in that state and you’ll anchor or recognize the positive feelings that come with it. In the future, you can do a fist pump at any time of day to get that great feeling once again.

5. Use Reference Points From Past Successes

There will be days when you feel depressed or unsure about your ability to get in a good workout or prepare a healthy meal. However, if you can think back to similar situations in the past (ie. reference points) where you were successful, then understand that you can do it again. If you were once able to do 100 push in a row, then go back to that experience and realize that you can do it again.

6. Find a Meaningful Metaphor 

Find a metaphor that fuels you – Maybe you’re the “Little Engine that Could.”  Maybe you are “David vs. Goliath (the workout). One of the most powerful things you can do is find a metaphor that connects to your values.  Whatever you choose make sure it resonates with you.

7. Pair Up

This is a great way to make working out fun and sustainable.  One person’s painful task, is another’s pleasure.  Pair up with somebody who compliments you or who can mentor you and get you over the humps. This is why hiring a personal trainer can be a great way to get your butt into shape! At the very least, training with a friend can take your workouts to a whole new level.

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8. Take Action and Reward Yourself

Here’s the secret and once you apply it, it can change your life.  Action often comes before motivation.  You simply start doing an activity and then your motivation kicks in, especially if you reward yourself for taking action. For example, you might not always look forward to your workout, but once you start, I’m sure you find your flow. And once your workout is done reward yourself with something that makes you feel good -not a high calorie meal.

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