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Why You Lose Motivation, and What You Can Do About It

Why You Lose Motivation, and What You Can Do About It

New Year's has passed and your resolutions may have taken a back seat to other items on your check list. However, at FitNation, our goal is to keep you motivated ALL year long – not just around the New Year.

Here are some of the reasons you might lose motivation, and what you can do about it:

1. You get bored.

Workouts do not and should not be boring. Try switching up your workouts. Consider participating in a new group exercise class, taking a swim in our pool or trying a new piece of equipment. Not sure where to get started? Consult one of our personal trainers. They are happy to lead you in the right direction and provide you with an orientation for any machine that you are not sure how to use.

2. You aren't seeing results fast enough.

Seeing results takes time. Have you set realistic expectations for yourself? Are you hoping to drop 30 pounds in a week? That might not be a realistic expectation. Stop by our personal training desk to check in with a personal trainer. They are here to support you and help you see real results as quickly as possible.

3. You're not being honest with yourself.

Have you ever stepped on the biometric scale that reads your body weight and fat percentage? This scale can help you set realistic, honest goals that you can and will achieve. It will provide you with the perfect starting place to get you going in the right direction. Are you already a member of FitNation? Mention this blog post to receive a free reading. Not a member? Visit www.FitNationGurnee.com to learn more.

​4. You're procrastinating.

The biggest excuse is "I don't have time to go to the gym/workout/_______ (fill in the blank)." There is no time like the present. We make time to take care of our family and friends, go to work every day, etc. Why not make time for yourself? Make your health and wellness a priority this year. You are important, and we are here to support you through every step of the way.

​5. You didn't set goals.

SMART goals are a major key to success. SMART stands for: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. By setting goals to hold yourself accountable, you will be more apt to stick and follow through with your goals. Are you unsure of where to get started? Connect with one of our personal trainers who are happy to help you set realistic and timely personal goals.

6. Physical activity is not a part of your daily routine.

Set a time in your calendar – just like you would for a meeting – for your workouts. Try going for a walk during your lunch break to break up your day. Schedule time to stop by either one of our FitNation locations – Nations Drive or Hunt Club Road.

​7. There isn't anyone holding you accountable.

Peer pressure doesn't always have to be a bad thing – as long as it is positive. Having someone hold you accountable to your goals will only help you achieve them. Ask your best friend, family member or coworker to be your accountability partner!

All of the staff at FitNation are here to encourage and support you throughout your fitness journey. If you ever have any questions, please do not ever hesitate to ask. That is what we are here for – now turn off your phone, computer or iPad and pop on over to the club. We are waiting for you :) 

To see our drop-in calendars, learn more about our trainers or general information, visit www.FitNationGurnee.com.

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