Motivation in Seven
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Stay Focused, Stay Motivated
Team Cellucor Athletes, Craig Capurso and Jen Jewell, are both fitness pros and experienced trainers who know the importance of maintaining motivation as you work toward your goals. Craig and Jen share tips on how to stay focused.
1. Visual Motivators: What‘s more motivating than looking in the mirror, or at a picture of what you want to look like? I like to have visual motivation of where I am now and where I want to be.
2. Feed Off Negativity: As an athlete, I am fueled to do well when someone tells me “no” or “I can’t”. Those words are music to my ears. Different people require different forms of motivation, but nothing feels as good as proving that I can overcome negativity.
3. Reward Yourself: Remember to reward yourself for a job well done doesn’t mean you get a candy or a sticker every time you do well. Reward consistent behaviors with treats and indulgences, and hold yourself accountable for getting back on track.
4. Know What You Want: Write down all the things that you want to achieve in 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and so on. Be aware of how well you are at achieving these goals along the way. Keep your goals at a comfortable pace ahead. Make them just a bit far-reaching so you can keep pushing, but are close enough to achieving them.
1. Set Short-Term and Long-Term Goals: Your short term goals can be weekly, bi-weekly or even monthly. These will serve as benchmarks, and are steps to achieving your long term goals.
2. Stay Consistent: If you’re working out on a consistent basis and eating healthy on a consistent basis, you’ll be making progress in no time. Each and every day that you make the healthier choice is one step closer to achieving your fitness goals!
3. Cast Away Self-Doubt: Realize that you are capable of far more than you could ever imagine, and no fitness-related goal is ever off limits. When I was 33% body fat and weighed 50 lbs more than I do today, you can bet I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would one day step on the competition stage.