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The Role of Motivation: Why Your Inner Drive Trumps Any Specific Start Date

The Role of Motivation: Why Your Inner Drive Trumps Any Specific Start Date

While hitting the treadmill or pumping weights can make you feel great, the driving force behind your fitness journey lies within. You don't have to wait for a perfect start date to take your health into your own hands when your motivation is far more powerful than any calendar date. Embrace the power of NOW!

Inner Motivation
Goal setting can spark the initial interest within you and give you the nudge you need to think about your health. But once the initial novelty of a resolution or goal fades away, it's your inner motivation that will keep you going. Ask yourself WHY you want to get fit - is it to feel healthy? To boost your confidence? Or to feel strong? Whatever your reason may be, it will be the secret tool you need to remind yourself of the purpose of your journey in the long term.

It Doesn't Have To Be Monday
Don't let procrastination take over and fool you into thinking there is a perfect time to start your fitness journey.

“The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” - Earl Nightingale.

Society tells us to start the week out strong, join the 5 a.m. club, and set resolutions for the New Year. Learning to let go of these expectations can help you to take control of your own time and feel more liberated in embracing exercise. Even if that means starting your journey at 4pm on a random Thursday!

Things You Can Do To Kickstart Your Fitness Journey
  1. Set Realistic Goals: Begin with achievable milestones that align with your long-term vision.
  2. Create a Plan: Outline your workouts and nutrition strategy – having a plan increases your chances of success.
  3. Find Your Passion: Explore various fitness activities until you find something you genuinely enjoy. This makes it easier to stay motivated.
  4. Track Your Progress: Document your achievements, no matter how small, to remind yourself of your progress.
  5. Get an Accountability Buddy: Having a workout partner can keep you motivated and make the journey more fun.
  6. Reward Yourself: Celebrate your victories along the way to maintain enthusiasm.
Remember, you don't need to wait for Monday, the next month, or a specific season to embark on your fitness journey. The path to a healthier you starts with the very next step you take. So, grab your workout gear, put on your favourite playlist, and let that inner motivation propel you towards your fitness goals.

If you need help getting started, chat with a Personal Trainer for expert guidance and easy-to-follow fitness support.

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