We all want to have a healthy lifestyle, be fit, maintain our bodies and lose the extra pounds, so we join the gym and start an intense sports program.
At first, everything goes well, sports sessions are scheduled in our to-do list and our things are prepared in advance so as not to be late, but after a while, our motivation disappears. So, we start looking for excuses to postpone our sports sessions that have become a real torment! Whether it's body aches, rain, lack of time or fatigue, everything is good to get rid of this chore.
Studies have shown that 80% of people enrolled in a gym, terminate their subscription after 3 months. Rare are the people who manage to be diligent and to follow their sports program perfectly. If so, what is the solution?
How to keep the motivation to play sports?
Here are our tips to not give up the sport, experience pleasure in doing a physical activity and transform your anxiety into pride in finally being able to achieve your goals and take care of your body.
Set achievable and easily achievable goals.
The more positive results you see, the more you will be encouraged and motivated to continue the sport in the long term.
Note your evolution at each session.
So you will not have the feeling of not progressing by seeing each time the result of the work done. Your motivation will remain intact and you will be proud of yourself.
Do your best to achieve your best running time, or your push-up and pull-up record. These small personal glories will serve as performance indicators, which will bring you closer and closer to your goal and your satisfaction will be even greater.
Play sports in a group.
It's hard to stay motivated when you're training alone in your corner! It's time to motivate those around you to play sports with you. In addition to boosting yourself, going to the gym in a group gives you the feeling of being more engaged, so you will be less tempted to cancel your session at the risk of disappointing your friends.
Look for motivation around you.
Watch workout videos from people like chloe ting, listen to playlists of motivational music that will make you want to move, or read positive quotes that will take you out of your comfort zone and make you want to push yourself.
Moreover, we have prepared a small selection of 20 quotes to motivate you to do sports and take care of your body and mind.
"To enjoy the glow of good health, you need to exercise."
"Motivation is what drives you to get started. Habit is what keeps you going."
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you're going to live."
"Exercise is king. Nutrition is king. Put them together and you have a kingdom."
"I hate every minute of training. But I tell myself, don't give up. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
"Do today what others will not do so that tomorrow you can do what others cannot."
"Do something today that your future will thank you for."
FLANERIE SEAN PATRICK
"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."
"Train hard, ride, run your best and the rest will take care of itself."
"The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow."
"Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits."
"Unless you vomit, faint or die, keep going."
"If you ever lack motivation to train, think about what will happen to your mind and body when you don't."
SHIFU YAN LEI
"The exercise is done against one's will and maintained only because the alternative is worse."
GEORGE A. SHEEHAN
"Age is not an obstacle. It's a limitation you put in your mind."
"We have to train hard. It is not a question of denying that a weakness can exist but of denying one's right to persist."
"You can have results or excuses, but not both."
"Remember this: your body is your slave. It works for you."
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis for dynamic and creative intellectual activity."
"Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than before."
So, are you motivated enough to keep going to the gym and working out?
If not, here are 50 motivational quotes to surpass yourself and give the best of you. It's up to you to move now!