31 Jan '17, 1am

8 Tips to Stay Motivated Throughout the Year

8 Tips to Stay Motivated Throughout the Year

Consistency is imperative for maintaining and improving fitness and remaining injury free. While it should be as easy as simply lacing up every day, physical training is only part of the equation. Daily motivation, what gets you out the door, is a mental game, and one that needs constant attention. There are three main types of motivation: intrinsic, extrinsic and self-motivation. Intrinsic motivation is your desire to do well. Extrinsic is driven by external stimuli, think of the energy at a race, the feeling you get when you cross a finish line or the rush from standing on a podium. While similar to intrinsic motivation, self-motivation is more complex. It’s the ability to do what needs to be done, no matter how tempting the distractions or how hard it seems. And face it, that’s no easy task. Once you recognize your mental gremlins—I don’t have enough time; I’ll start to...

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