Workout Motivation to Keep on Going When Everyone Else Is Quitting

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Never Quitting on Your Workout Plans

 

 

Hey guys, I’m back with more tips on how to keep going like “the energizer bunny” when everyone around you is falling out of love will working out and quitting. This time of year close to the new year has may people signing up for gym memberships in January and quitting by February or March, if they make it that far. I want to talk to you today about how you can reach your fitness, weight loss, muscle building, or whatever goals you have, despite the sometimes tedious feeling of continuing to workout. How? Well, by pure inspiration that motivates you to workout.

 

Let me elaborate: You see, what happens to many people when they set a goal to start working out is that they get bored quickly, plain and simple. I’ll give you an example. I’m writing this article here today to teach you how to not give up on working out like the masses do. I’ve probably written many hundreds of articles relating to fitness in one way or another. Whether it’s about proper eating, chest exercises, resistance training, fat burning or whatever, I’ve written about it. And frankly, it gets boring at times trying to pass my knowledge onto someone wanting to improve their own health and their overall wellbeing. Yet I keep on doing it. Why? Because the importance of reaching my health goals and passing my workout and motivational tips along the way is more important to me than being lazy, and not doing something that’s a little tedious. And let me tell you, this is dang tedious at times.

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So you’re probably wondering right now – man, this is NOT helping me. What about proper motivation? You’re right, and here’s the thing about working out. Unlike writing about working out, actually doing it is dang fun! Especially if you mix up your workout routine regularly. Which brings us to a few important points.

 

The first point is that people who succeed are people who don’t quit. There is nosecret” to this success. It’s just doing the same tried and true concepts over and over and over again until you reach success. Over, and over, and over again is the key. Remember the saying winners never quit, and quitters never win; this hold a lot of truth to it. Never giving up is true whether you want to be ridiculous at jiu jitsu, track and field, bodybuilding, aerobics or just getting into the best shape of your life no matter how you do it. It can be done if you want it bad enough and you become tunnel vision where you can see the end results in the end.

 

Nothing can stop you from reaching your goals when you look at your end result in a tangible and vivid way, where you know how you will look and feel before you have even completed your first workout session; especially if you have been out of shape for some time now. The problem is that keeping something up is hard unless you are bull headed about it, because you know you want what you want and are committed to putting in the sacrifice and hard work. Your sacrifice might be running 3 miles 4 days a week, hitting the gym every other day for years on end, doing resistance training for 45 minutes followed by aerobics for another 20 mins daily 5 days a week, eating only healthy natural foods, avoiding sodas and alcohol beverages, drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily, getting an average of 7-8 hrs of sleep every night, and the list goes on and on.

quitters never win

So how do we deal with it?

Here’s how: First, remember why you started working out in the 1st place and never forget that, store it in the back of your mind. Remember, there was a reason why you wanted to start. Maybe you were fat, too skinny, too weak, lacking muscle definition, or muscle strength. Or maybe you just had low self-confidence and needed a boost of natural testosterone and endorphins to pick you up, and exercise was the answer to fix all of those problems.

 

The point is that there is a reason for you to be relentless and achieve your calling since you clearly wanted a change. Now you have to weigh something: What do you want more? To sleep in late, to eat unhealthily, have low self-esteem, low energy and little to no drive; or do you want to be in great shape, confident, and happy? That is a question you must answer for yourself and decide how badly you want to sculpt your body and improve in many ways you did not think was possible.  If you want to be lazy and unproductive, and that’s what you want from life – accept being totally out of shape and forget trying to change, and generally having a much shorter lifespan. But if it’s more important for you to be in great shape, then commit to it, and get to working out regularly. The sacrifice is well worth the reward or else you wouldn’t have started this adventure in the first place, nor would you have read this article. In the future you will thank yourself. Now go get what you want! There is nothing stopping you but you! Also Check out some of my recommended exercises here. Show some love and pick up a copy of my book below for more workout tips! Enjoy!

Workout Clothes

Appropriate Gym Clothes For Your Exercise 

Choosing the most appropriate workout clothes can go a long way toward ensuring a successful workout. In fact, many professionals recommend that choosing the right clothes can increase the effectiveness of an exercise program. This is because when people feel positive about the way they look, it is easier to put effort into a workout routine. When selecting gym clothes, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. 

The first important thing to do is wear outfits that make the person feel comfortable and looks appealing. The wearer should select workout clothes that make them feel and look good. This is particularly true if the person will be exercising at a gym or other location where there are mirrors. A colored top and black pants or shorts is always a good clothing combination for women because it is quite flattering and slimming. Shirts and pants of black are also good for men, as is a colored shirt and black pants. Selecting clothes in this way helps the person to want to exercise because he/she actually feels good. Being mentally ready for a workout can boost your energy and make your workout easier.


In addition, it’s important to make sure that the clothing is functional. The outfit should not be too close fitting or too loose. Moving with ease can be difficult when the clothing is too form fitting or restrictive. Apparel that is too loose can get in the way and hinder exercise too. Additionally, loose clothing can lead to chafing, especially around the thighs. For the belly a great asset is the next belt generation, wondering  What is a Stealth Belt? it allows your bag to fully expand without restrictions giving you great support 24 hours a day  in the most comfortable way. There’s also a chance of the clothing getting trapped in dangerous equipment. Speedily moving moisture from the body is also important to the comfort of workout clothes. This will help the person who is exercising stay cool. 

Comfort is the final thing to take into consideration when selecting active wear. Not wearing too much is actually one significant part of staying comfortable. People who are overdressed get too warm and tend to cut their workouts short. Therefore, being a little under dressed is really quite beneficial. Also, apparel should be made of comfortable material(s). While cotton is an extremely comfortable fabric usually, it’s not good for exercise clothing since it traps water and holds it in. Quitting on a workout early often occurs when sweat covered clothing becomes uncomfortable. 

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gym attire

For the best workout results, gym clothes that flatter the wearer can improve the workout significantly. Being active and working out is a lot easier when people feel good about the way they look. Functional clothes help ensure that people can exercise without being hindered by their clothing. And to minimize distractions from exercising, clothes should also be comfortable. Successful exercise routines can be greatly increased by just wearing the right apparel. It will help you to stick with your original workout plan and leaving the gym feeling like you accomplished something good; your workout. Also make sure you feed your body good with the right nutrients within 30mins-2hrs after your workout. 

Workout Plan

Weight Machines

I have talked about getting leaner in the past. Getting leaner will help you to burn more fat. You will burn more fat while you eat, sleep, work out or anything else that you do. Getting leaner starts with working out regularly with some type of resistance training; at least 3 times a week.  Here is a workout plan to assist in getting to your ideal body image goal.

 

You do not have to workout like a professional bodybuilder to become lean. Doing any type of light weights for resistance training is a great start. Even using your own body weight or a fraction of it can be a really good start to building light, lean muscles to help to speed up your overall metabolism. In turn it will give you more energy and burn more fat. Whether you are needing to start working out for the 1st time, or if you are a seasoned pro and you just need a little variety in your routine try these 2 different weekly workout plans I have personally designed for you below. Remember to always check with your physician before starting any workout plan.

 

Do each of these weekly workouts for 4 weeks straight to start out(2 weekly workouts programs x 4 weeks = 8 weeks). Then on the 9th week start to alternate the workouts weekly for the next 8th week(workout 1 x 1 week, then workout 2 x 1 week for 8 weeks total) before going back to doing each weekly workout for 4 weeks each straight again. Here are the 2 different weekly work out programs and how they would work. This is assuming you have the necessary workout equipment or a local gym membership.

 

Workouts for women

Workout #1( 4 workouts per week, feel free to change the days to fit your own schedule):

Monday

shoulder press with dumbbells or barbell: 9-12 reps of 4 sets

bicep curl with a curl bar or dumbbells: 9-12 reps of 4 sets

tricep press with dumbbells or barbell behind the neck: 9-12 reps of 4 sets

forearm curls with dumbbells or barbells: 10-20 reps of 4 sets

Tuesday

squats with barbell: 10-15 reps of 5 sets

hamstring curls: 8-12 reps of 5 sets

seated or standing calf raise: 8-12 reps of 5 sets

laying leg raises on a bench: 60-80 reps in as few sets as possible

Thursday

brench press with barbell or dumbbells: 8-12 reps of 4 sets

decline press with barbell or dumbbells: 8-12 reps of 4 sets

incline press with barbell or dumbbells: 8-12 reps of 4 sets

Friday

dead lift with barbell or dumbbell: 8-12 reps of 5 sets

chin ups or lateral pull downs: 8-12 reps of 4 sets

Shoulder shrugs: 10-15 resp of 4 sets.

workouts for men

Workout #2(4 workouts per week, Again you can change up the days to fit your plans)

Tuesday

Dumbbell or barbell rows: 8-12 reps of 4 sets

dead lift with barbell or dumbbell: 8-12 reps of 4 sets

shoulder press with dumbbell or barbell: 8-12 reps of 4 sets

Wednesday

push ups: do 50-70 reps in as few sets as possible

tricep dips: do 30-50 reps in as few sets as possible

sit ups: do 50-70 reps in as few sets as possible

seated or standing calf raises: do 50-70 reps in as few sets as possible

Friday

Lunges with barbell or dumbbell: 8-12 reps of 4 sets

stiff leg dead lift with barbell or dumbbells: 10-15 reps of 5 sets

internal and external rotation calf raise: 10-15 reps of 5 sets

home workout

Saturday

bicep curl with a curl bar or dumbbells: 9-12 reps of 4 sets

tricep press with dumbbells or barbell : 9-12 reps of 4 sets

forearm curls with dumbbells or barbells: 10-20 reps of 4 sets

shoulder shrugs with dumbbells or barbell: 10-15.

Follow my directions above and see a harder and firmer body in a short amount of time. Doing most or all of these exercises I mentioned above and dieting will bring you closer to your lean body goal in very little time. If you are not sure of what some of these exercises are just google them for a pictures to get ideas of how these various exercises look and work. Check out my ab focused workout book.