Staying motivated

Its a little difficult to stay motivated in your fitness regimen if you’re not seeing fast results. This happens to the best of us and there are many ways to get inspired.

Real life fitness stories:
I’m not talking about those fake before and after TV ads where a fat guy magically transforms into a Greek god after exercising for only 30 seconds a day for 1 week (makes no sense, does it? :P) There are real people out there who’ve spent years religiously adhering to their workout and diet schedules and ultimately transformed themselves into healthier and better looking individuals. I read the transformation stories on my usual fitness sites to get a boost from time to time. I mean take a look at these two examples and tell me you’re not inspired.

Ex- smoker and heavy drink – John Stone [link] and regular fat guy – Mark Irwin [link]

Music is another great motivator so get your blood pumping with some classic rock. One of my favorite workout albums is the Rocky OST collection. If ‘Eye of the Tiger’ doesn’t make you wanna get down on the floor and do a hundred push-ups then there’s something wrong with you! Basically any heavy rock music works for me but each person is different so its OK if you listen to Venga Boys or Aqua while working out but just don’t come near me.

Self Assessments:
I weigh myself DAILY! Yes, 7 days a week. Its best to do it at the same time everyday so that you get consistent conditions. Most experts says its best in the morning after you’ve woken up and voided your bowels. You have to measure your body parts as well. and make sure that your hard work is paying off.Ā  There’s no bigger pleasure than seeing those triceps popping out when you extend your hand or seeing your calf muscles roll up into a ball of steel when you lift your heels. Use a tape measure to take regular measurements although be advised that size increases will not be as dramatic as you imagine and time is a crucial factor in these things.

Buy smaller clothes or tighten your belt:
If you’re comfortable in your loose clothes then you’ll stay comfortable forever, tight clothes will be a constant reminder that you’re too fat to fit in it. I got all my belts punched with new holes farther and farther away from the end and each time it gets loose I just go onto the next hole till its tight again.

Honest friends: If your friend is honest he would probably say something like ‘Dude your moobs (man boobs) are huge!’ or ‘Dude when was the last time you saw your own penis?’ and that in my opinion is better than some guy saying ‘oh you look great in that t-shirt’ šŸ˜€

I wish you all good health, watch this video and have a great weekend.

5 Replies to “Staying motivated”

  1. Also, mingle and become friends with similar goals as yours (active lifestyle and healthy eating habits) – and avoid going out with your friends who order super-sized meals and think that having a beer belly is a sign of prosperity.

  2. The weather!!!
    You forgot about the weather!!!

    I have been promising myself with evening walks daily, let alone early morning jogs, but the weather makes me curl up in bed under the warm blanket!! It’s bberryyyy cold!!! In Bangalore I mean and I heard it’s the same there! šŸ˜€

  3. Haha you are so right about the music from Rocky. Never fails to get your blood pumping for a good workout in the gym. ‘

    I’ll probably give your regularly weighing a shot. Daily accountability can be quite a good motivation.

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