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Help for guys who are looking to stay motivated for their fitness goals

It's easy to get motivated when everything in your life is going great. You have a lot of energy, you're feeling inspired, and you can't wait to start working on your goals. But what happens when life gets in the way? All of a sudden, you find yourself struggling to maintain your motivation. You might feel like you don't have enough time or energy, or that it's not worth it because things are already too challenging. This blog post is for men who want to stay motivated despite the challenges they face in their lives. We'll explore some tips and strategies that will help you keep moving forward and achieve your fitness goals!

Staying inspired to keep up those training sessions can be difficult. You know it is the best thing, and you know you want to, but when you are tired and see the exercise as boring, and you would rather relax, it can be hard to find the motivation. The first this you need to know is that you are not alone. Anyone who has ever started an exercise regime has these thoughts from time to time, especially at the beginning, before it becomes more a part of the. So, that means there a many ways to reinvigorate your motivation and reach those body goals. So, let's take a look at a few ways:

Set Realistic Fitness and Lifestyle Goals

When you are feeling motivated, it is easy to set high goals for yourself. But when life gets in the way and your motivation fades, these lofty goals can seem impossible to reach. It's important to set realistic fitness and lifestyle goals that you can actually accomplish. This will help keep you motivated and on track, even when things get tough.

If your goal is to lose weight, try setting a goal of losing two pounds per week instead of five or ten pounds per month. 

And don’t always think you can go to the gym and lift 100lbs right away. You may want to start small with resistance band workouts first then graduate up.

Your dad bod didn't just happen and if your goal is returning the the youthful look of your pre-parent-lifestyle then it's going to take time too.

If you want to start working out regularly, aim for three workouts per week instead of six or seven. When your goals are realistic, they are less likely to discourage you if you don't meet them perfectly. And remember that progress is more important than perfection.


Put Your Goals In Writing And Post Where You Will See Them Every Day

When your goals are written down, they are more likely to become a reality. Write out your fitness and lifestyle goals, and post them where you will see them every day. This could be on the refrigerator, on your bathroom mirror, or somewhere else that is easily visible. Seeing your goals in writing every day will help keep you motivated and focused on what you want to achieve.


Find A Fitness Partner Who Shares Your Goals

It can be difficult to stay motivated when working out alone. But if you have a fitness partner, it's much easier to stick with your routine. Find someone who is also interested in staying fit and healthy, and make a commitment to work out together at least three times per week. Not only will this help keep you both motivated, but it will also be more fun and social.


Create A Playlist Of Songs That Motivate You

Working out to your favorite music is a great way to get motivated and stay focused. Create a playlist of songs that make you feel energized and inspired, and listen to it when you are working out. This can help keep your energy level high and help you push through any challenging moments.


Seek Out The Right Role Models 

Sometimes we all need a little encouragement, and if you don’t have a personal trainer or a friend who is into the sport and can support you, then you may need to get a little creative in your search for a role model. What sports interest you? What athlete do you admire? What do they do to stay motivated? Maybe you need to reach a biography for inspiration, see how your heroes stayed motivated to achieve. If they are a boxer maybe they use reflex training lights, for example. Why not use the abundance of information on YouTube or elsewhere and find role models who actually are able to motivate you/. If you can find any common ground and if they talk as if they are from your walk of life, this may make it far more powerful. Remember, anyone can run a marathon if they are prepared to put in the effort. So, no matter where you are now, it is possible to achieve. Just find someone who connects with you, if you need this sort of support. 


Create Goals That Can Be Measured

People start exercising for a great many numbers of reasons. Perhaps they have type 2 diabetes, and exercising can reverse it, or maybe they want to lose inches around their waist and get a washboard stomach, maybe they want to do a run for charity, or maybe they simply want more energy and to become fitter and healthier. Whatever your reason for exercising, it will help if you write down your fitness goal and set it somewhere that you can see it, like on the fridge. Seeing it every day, whether you are aware of it or not will have a subconscious effect. Also, by creating a goal, you are creating something tangible in the world, and that means it is more a statement of intent rather than a will or want that doesn't actually hold any weight.

Once you can see that goal, it may help if you divide it up into manageable sections. Running a marathon may seem like an impossible task right now, but if you can create stepping stones like achieving a 1km, the 5km, and so on, it will seem a lot simpler. And the good news is, every time you reach a milestone, you deserve a little reward! A couple of beers down the bar maybe. Exercising does not mean you have to eliminate all the fun things in your life.


Don't Be Afraid To Reassess Your Situation And Set New Goals!

The beauty of life is that it is always changing and evolving. What may have been a motivating factor for you when you first set your fitness goals may no longer be the case a few months or years down the line. If this is the case, don't be afraid to reassess your situation and set new goals! Maybe you've achieved all your weight loss goals but now want to focus on muscle gain. Or maybe you've been working out regularly for a while but are bored with your current routine. Reassessing and setting new goals is an important part of keeping your motivation levels high.


Reward Yourself For Meeting Goals

If you meet your fitness goals, reward yourself with something that makes you happy. This could be anything from taking a relaxing bath to eating your favorite food. Rewarding yourself for meeting your goals will help keep you motivated and encouraged to continue working hard.

These are just a few tips on how to maintain your fitness motivation when life gets in the way. By following these simple steps, you'll be well on your way to accomplishing all your fitness goals!

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.