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12 Ways To Keep Your Fitness Goals When You're Unmotivated AF
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12 Ways To Keep Your Fitness Goals When You're Unmotivated AF

When it comes to personal development and goal-setting, there are very few undertakings that are more challenging than maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle throughout the years, especially after the initial motivation of New Year's resolutions wears off.


We've all been there: we've started a plan, we've felt excited, and we've dove in with extreme gusto. Then, by week four--who am I kidding week two--we've suddenly lost motivation, and everything seems like it is too much.

Going to the gym is harder than passing it. Eating healthy is stressful and who has time to cook, again? Your diet is too restrictive and that exercise routine that you perfected while in your prime is hard as hell now.

And eventually, and inevitably, you quit.

Because the truth is, staying motivated every day to exercise and eat clean can be tough, and sometimes you just don't feel like it. Which is normal. But, each day that goes by with you stuck in this rut is another day missed and you go further and further from your fitness goal.

So, without further ado, and seeing how you've already wasted enough time, I present to you to the 12 tricks to keep your fitness fever--and mine--elevated at the highest degree.

Make a Video Log

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Oh, the power video holds. With this fitness trick, you can literally see your fitness progressing over time. Record yourself talking about your goals or performing an impressive routine, then post it on Instagram or FB.

If you rather not share your journey with your friends, that's fine, try joining the community GiveIt100 at GiveIt100.com. On this site, you are accountable for working on something for 100 days straight. Every day, you'll upload a video and other site participants can follow you, like your posts, and cheer you on through the comments. For those who have a Fitbit products, I have found posting to the "Community" portion of the Fitbit app to be helpful and rewarding. When I finished my 10 mile hike in two days last October, I found sharing with my Fitbit community to be nothing short of spectacular. Try it out, it'll be worth it.

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