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Unlimited Motivation

%image_alt%Are you looking for a source of unlimited motivation? Try working out in a group led by a personal trainer. There’s nothing better than working with other people to help you build your resolve and push yourself toward the your maximum potential. It’s amazing that people often achieve their best when they’re in a group. I was watching the Olympic bike races and was saddened by the American biker that lost in the last few seconds of the race. She had led all the way. Once announcer may have pegged it right when it said part of the problem was she was unaware of the others behind her, so she didn’t pick up her pace. Working out with others makes you aware of what can be accomplished and pushes you toward greatness.

Working in a group is more than just stirring up competitive juices.

Even though everyone has his or her own personal agenda, sometimes there is competition among the individuals in a group, albeit friendly competition. However, group workouts also provide the empathy of the group. You’ll often find encouraging words from others, particularly since they know how hard it is to achieve personal goals. Group workouts led by personal trainers also provide the accountability and motivation of the trainer. You’ll be amazed at how much you can achieved when you actually believe you can and work toward that goal.

You don’t have to workout in a group to work with a personal trainer and see great results.

Trainers provide individual workout programs that not only track your progress to keep you accountable, while adding a boost of motivation. You may not realize how much you’ve achieved because the changes aren’t overnight. Improved endurance, strength, flexibility and balance are all tracked by trainers, just as weight and inches are. The trainer tracks these changes for a reason. He or she uses that information to know when to adjust your fitness program. Normally, it’s when you reach one fitness goal and are ready for bigger challenges.

Success is the ultimate motivation.

If you start a fitness program, you obviously have a motivating reason, but unfortunately for most people, it’s a short lived focus that may not last a week. However, when you work with a personal trainer, he or she can help fill the gap until you see success, which by the way, is the most powerful motivator. You’ll also see success faster with a trainer and if you’re like most people, it will improve your level of resolve and drive you forward at each step.

If you want to track your own success and create powerful motivators, start noting how long you last working at top speed and track it. After a few weeks, measure that time again. You’ll see substantial improvement.

For those that want to lose weight, clothing size is a motivator. Try on an jeans or other article of clothing that should be slightly snug. Workout for four weeks and try on the same item, you’ll probably find it’s either loose or you need a smaller size. PURE MOTIVATION!

If you’re trying to lose weight, don’t weigh every day. Instead, pick a time of day one day a week to weigh. There are some weight fluctuations throughout a day and week that don’t indicate actual weight gain, but can shatter your motivation.

Judge by your energy and inches not your pounds. You can actually lose inches without ever losing a pound. That’s because muscle tissue weighs more per cubic inch than fat does, so one pound requires a smaller container.

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