Motivation Secrets with glenn hill, newcastle, durham & chester le street
Top tips from the go to guy
I am not sure you have worked this out yet; motivation is intrinsically linked to weight loss. To ensure longevity in your weight loss and keeping that amazing physique, you need to remain motivated. You need to form a fitness and nutrition habit, which can take between 3-5 weeks, without this you, will keep giving up and piling the weight back on.
Once the habits change and you become healthier it all becomes so much easier, this I can guarantee. Below I have outlined a number of top tips for motivation, which can really help you form that habit and stay in the shape of your life regardless of age.
My constant education within the fitness industry and my history of motivation and fitness allows me to provide this information with a degree of authority and congruence.
Get a diary
Arguably the most important tip here for a number of reasons, nearly every book ever written on success and motivation will tell you to use a diary.
Every time you do well, either in the gym, in a meeting, on nutrition, with your partner, with your kids etc. write this stuff down in the diary. (Also your positive feelings)
Plan your nutrition the week before and pop this in your diary too, including the shopping list and maybe cooking methods.
Write down all your goals weekly, monthly, yearly and your 10-year plan or use pictures; I have pictures of my Austrian ski lodge in my diary in the front page and other goals listed. Without a goal (aim) you are aimless – how does that feel being aimless? Not good.
Write down your motivation or training word on every page if needed, think of a word that best describes your training or attitude. Now change that word up a lot to something much more energetic and dynamic, and write that word all over the place especially in your diary.
Don’t write down negatives just positive things that you do, even highlight the good things or put a star next to it.
After every week review your diary and look and think about every good thing you done during the week. Constantly reviewing positive things can boost confidence, self esteem and really help with the process of changing your life.
If you can afford it grab some new trainers and sports kit, a great way to make you feel good about your new training regime and help motivate. After an injury new sports kit can help kick start your training.
Have your sports kit in a bag packed ready to go, either have it in the boot of your car if you drive or at the front door in your house. We do this to remind us that its there and if you finish work and you fancy a bit of fitness you can just pop to the gym. When leaving the house stepping over your gym bag is a great reminder and motivator.
This is another top tip, that’s why all of the body building men train in pairs or groups. You will most likely feel demotivated at different times so one of you can always be the motivator, if your training partner is fitter than you it’s a great thing as you will be automatically training at a nice intense level. Training at a higher level=better results.
These don’t work for every one, however if you are like me and get inspired by a motivational quote get these quotes all over the place. In your diary, mobile phone, laptop and anywhere you can. You can find loads of quotes online, I like these three:
“what would you attempt today if you know you couldn’t fail”
“I am not telling you it’s going to be easy, I am telling you it’s going to be worth it”
“The only thing stopping you – is you”
These can be a great way of keeping you working hard and ensuring you build a healthy habit. Photographs of you at your best or worse can be brilliant, which ever one you use have them placed all over the place, like fridge, laptop, diary and phone.
A motivational piece of clothing, your favourite skinny jeans, dress or underwear – again have these items in plain sight where you can see them daily.
Have a word with yourself
Yes I am asking you to talk to yourself, I want you to tell yourself off and verbally kick your own bum. This takes a bit of practice, but so are the habits of making excuses for yourself. I have been telling myself off for years, when things get tough and I want to give in I simply find a spot and say things like:
“ come on Glenn, you can do this, you are better than this, come on man up”
Now that’s how I talk, that’s my internal voice too, so yours will sound a lot different.
Next time things are tough or you are feeling like just chilling out with a family bag of Doritos watching the Xfactor when you had a fitness session planned, try and have a word with yourself. Who else do you trust? If not yourself? Mmm durham motivational & weight loss 101
One final thing to think about:
• You do have time
• It’s not too hard
• You are not too old
• You will learn to like this food
• You are not too fat
• Your excuse is not valid
• Don’t blame it on the kids
Don’t blame it on your situation
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