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Where's the motivation?: Unlocking your inner drive to succeed

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If you are having a difficult time staying motivated, don't worry. Most people do.

It is very normal to experience a lack of motivation every once and a while from time to time when it comes to your workouts or any life goal for that matter. Here, we will explore some of the best strategies for keeping motivated so you can stay active and healthy and in the best shape of your life.

First, you must pursue your passion. Whatever you do, it must connect with you. Sure, you might not have a passion for free weights, but maybe you enjoy yoga or aerobics classes. You might not like running, but maybe you like to stair climb or do plyometrics. Or, you might not like to lift heavy, but maybe you can enjoy a circuit.

The idea is to find something that fits, that feels good to you- it can even be a sport like tennis or golf, or even running marathons or triathlons.

Next, create an image of the shape and condition you would like to be in. This is a highly visual activity. In addition, imagine how you would feel if you were in that condition and looked like that. This is probably the most powerful thing you can do.

If you can allow yourself to see yourself in the shape that you want to be in by using visualization techniques, then you will start to become certain that you can reach it. Many people lose motivation and fail because they stop believing they can succeed- they stop being able to see themselves doing it. So set a clear image in your head of what you want to look like, and then imagine how awesome life would be if you reached it.

Finally, change it up. Motivation often diminishes because you stop having fun and enjoying the process. You've found your passion, visualized the body and success you want to have, but at some point you will get bored with the workouts.

A good way to change it up is to add challenges. Simply challenge yourself in subtle ways in your workouts here and there. Not only will your workouts remain fun, but you will know that you're still making progress and getting in shape.

You can do it!

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