You may have the discipline and dedication it entails to stay in shape, but your intrinsic and extrinsic reasons for exercising may determine if you will be able to sustain it. Below are 5 possible reasons why you may lose motivation for exercise:
· Training Only for Aesthetic Pleasure: If your primary motivation for exercise is the outward beauty, remember nothing lasts forever. As you age, you will begin to lose your curves and shapes. What will keep you going is the psychological benefits you derive from exercise. https://featbody.com/featbody/blog/f/psychological-benefits-of-exercise
· Exercising to Please Someone Else: In as much as your friends and family encourages and supports you, that shouldn’t be your primary reason for exercising. If some of them are no longer in your life, are you saying you are going to quit exercising? Think about exercise means to your mind and body.
· Setting Unrealistic Goals: You didn’t get out of shape overnight, and you are not going to quickly transform your body either. Beating yourself too much over a lack of speedy progress will only lead to frustration. Taking one step at a time, in a persistent manner will get you to your fitness destination.
· Not Appreciating Small Changes: If your major goal is to lose stomach fat, and you start to see a difference in your recovery time, cardiovascular strength, and muscular endurance, reward your self for that small successes. This will motivate you to continually pursue your long-term fitness goals.
· Not being true to yourself: Even if you do an insane cardio 8 times a day for 7 day a week and you are still consuming more calories than you burn, you are in a calorie surplus and you can not lose weight. The truth is, you must burn more calories than you consume, that is, you must be in a calorie deficit. Ignoring this golden rule will not help you achieve your goals quickly; it only leads to more frustrations.