1 Trick To Regaining Your Lost Training Motivation!


How familiar are you with this scenario? You hit the snooze on your alarm once, maybe twice, and finally get up so you can get to the gym before work. While you’re still half asleep, you try to drink your Lean Body shake, grab your gym bag and your Super Charge, start the car, and make the same drive you have made day after day, week after week, month after month because you know you should get your workout in. It feels more like an obligation than a choice. Once you’re at the gym, you halfheartedly complete a lackluster workout, hit the showers, get dressed, go to work, and find yourself frustrated because you didn’t do what you should’ve done. This routine has become so – well, routine, that you just aren’t as motivated as you used to be when you started this. Did I strike a nerve? Yeah, I figured.

You have hit a point that we all hit at one point or another. It’s time for you to take a break and search deep within yourself and remember why you started this in the first place. Take a week off from the gym, set that alarm for an hour or two later, catch up on rest, and think about why you walked into a gym for the first time or why you started investing in that home fitness equipment.

So why did you want to do this? Did you want to enter a bodybuilding contest? Did you see a popular fitness model in an ad and think to yourself “I want to be like him or her”? Did your doctor tell you that if you don’t start getting serious about your health that you would drop dead in a few short years? Perhaps this was something to help you overcome some adversity in your past and you found it to be a positive factor that flowed into other areas of your life. I could write out hundreds of reasons why people start training, eating healthy, and focus on fulfilling their physical potential but none of them matter if it isn’t YOUR reason. Whatever that reason was for you to start doing this, think about it for a while.

So what kind of progress have you made since you chose to focus on fitness? Do you remember how you felt that first day you made the commitment? Good. Keep that thought in your mind for a moment. Now think about a high point you reached since you started. It can be when you reached a goal, set a new personal record on a lift, or maybe you saw a photo of yourself and realized how far you’ve come. Do you have that feeling in your mind now? Great. Now compare the feeling you had when you started to how you felt at that high point. That right there is the progress you have made mentally and I have no doubt it is an amazing contrast between the two emotions. Take it a step further. Write out all the ways your overall life has improved since that first workout. That list will be longer than you think. Look back over it when you’re done. So what do you do now? You start over. Come up with new goals and new aspirations for you to achieve so you can look forward instead of thinking back.

After going through those previous steps, you will feel both proud and inspired. You’re proud of how far you’ve come and inspired to know where you’re going. Now that you’re taking time away from the gym, keep those emotions fresh in your mind. Write out how you’re feeling, post something on Facebook or Twitter. Heck, post a comment here on the bottom of this blog sharing how you feel. Just make sure you remember it. You also may want to go to the gym now but don’t do it. Let that feeling fester and grow. That emotion will affect your overall psyche over the course of a few days until you are about to lose your mind because there isn’t enough weight close enough for you to lift. That is when you’ll be ready to get back to work. You’ll be up before the alarm goes off, slam that Lean Body shake in one gulp, keep yourself from speeding to the gym, and once you set foot in that weight room, it will be on like never before! You could be shocked at how much stronger you are, the increased levels of energy you have, and your overall attitude will be much better. That will only lead to more results, more motivation, and an even bigger gap between how you felt before and how you feel now.

About the Author

roger rockridgeRoger “ROCK” Lockridge is a writer whose work has been seen all over the world. He is most known as a writer for Iron Man Magazine and Bodybuilding.com. In 2009, he was named Bodybuilding.com Male Writer of the Year which along with the Female award is the highest award for writers in the bodybuilding/fitness world.

Roger is also known for his work against child abuse and domestic violence and he was featured as a part of the domestic violence documentary “30” as the only child survivor and the only male survivor in the film.