Bodybuilding motivations-are you moving forward?

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Bodybuilding, physical fitness goals, whatever path your on, do you feel like you are moving forward or just spinning your wheels? are you giving it your all or are you going about your training haphazardly?

Today I want to talk with you about where do you see yourself heading on your journey to self improvement, do you feel like you are making the most for all your efforts or are you even putting your best foot forward? is your bodybuilding motivating you and does it keep you moving forward.

Keep a positive mindset

The worst thing ever is to get stuck in a rut and question yourself what is the point behind all the hard work your going through, anything worth having is definitely worth working your but off for. Some people feel like they can’t achieve a great physique because they don’t have the genetics or they don’t have youth on their side.

I will tell you one thing! their are an awful lot of people that always insist that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, but you should realize that the grass is real green on your side of the fence when you actually realize your good qualities and put them to work for you.

Have you ever put into perspective your strengths and weaknesses? I bet you have many strengths! I bet you have more strengths than what you give yourself credit for. When is the last time you wrote down in your journal all of your good qualities, strengths and all the good attributes about yourself that people look up to you for? has it been quite some time? or have you ever taken stock of these important aspects that make up who you are?

Likewise have you ever written down your weaknesses, now I realize this subject isn’t as pretty to talk about as the prior but don’t look at it as a failing, just realize that if you take note of what your weaknesses are and you go to work on them, one day those things that you call weaknesses right now will one day be successes, maybe even bigger successes than what your successful at now.

Moving forward 

Do you set goals? when you set goals, are you keeping your weaknesses in mind? after all, it’s our weaknesses that we need to give priority to. For example if you like food and you give food a lot of thought but you have some extra pounds you need to shed, maybe you have some recipes laying around that support a healthy diet.

The recipes could be high in protein and low in fat or they could be high in healthful carbs or it could be an attractive fruit salad recipe that your grandmother handed down to you. However, if one of your strengths is cooking, you can use that to your advantage by cooking some real attractive healthy dishes that will benefit your waist line.

Naturally to go along with the healthy diet you will need to keep an active lifestyle, now if keeping an active lifestyle is a weakness of yours, it will be easy to come up with all kinds of excuses, so you have a busy schedule, you work from nine to five, pick up the kids from school and drop them off at ball practice, come home and cook dinner(one of those healthy dishes we were talking about) dishes and laundry I know, it’s a viscous circle.

The benefits

You would be surprised at the benefits of just a half hour of exercise can do. Exercise controls weight, even just a half hour of exercise a day can have lasting benefits like giving you a better metabolism.

Regular exercise combats health conditions and disease, improves your mood, boosts energy, promotes better sleep, regular exercise can put a spark back in your sex life and exercise can be fun and add to your social life.

Many forms

When you think of starting up a exercise program, what do you think of, is it going to the gym? alright you are not very enthused with the idea, maybe your not excited about the gym atmosphere, but maybe one of your good attributes is you enjoy getting out and doing different things with friends, like maybe you enjoy swimming, swimming is an excellent source of cardio and you can get together for such activities with friends which will increase your social life as well.

Biking is another form of great exercise that will put you in better shape and is an enjoyable form of recreation that you can do with friends. Whatever form of activity or exercise that you can engage in, something that brings you enjoyment while doing good for yourself is always going to be a good resource you can turn to too build on.

Weaknesses don’t need to be debilitating, they can actually open new doors to ideas that can create greater successes than you had previously imagined unattainable. The key is to never give up and keep an open mind to expanding avenues that can further draw you closer to becoming a success whatever your goals are.

Make the most of your efforts 

Have you ever felt like you have been putting your best foot forward and feel like you’re getting nowhere? take a different approach, ask yourself what different steps or processes do I need to take before I can reach my goal, if one way isn’t working try another.

Keep a record of your efforts, any losses or failed attempts, don’t feel like you’re a failure because one way didn’t work out like you had planned, keep pursuing your dreams and never accept defeat, the only one who has truly failed at something is the one that has given up on a dream just short of success because they didn’t have the courage to follow through with it when the going gets a little tough.

If you need any help finding your success, don’t be afraid to pick up on ideas from others, you don’t need to be alone on your journey, success isn’t a lonely place so your journey climbing to success shouldn’t be a lonely one either.

When you find what that key is that drives you to your success, keep records of that as well, once you have access to that knowledge you can build on it, that will become your foundation stone which you will be constructing your future on.

Implementing your new idea

Now that you have laid your foundation you will want to make sure that it is structurally sound and has no flaws, there is nothing like building a business on marshy ground, the soil is soft the foundation cracks and the building crumbles.

Building a foundation for your fitness goals is no different, the use of substance abuse and illegal chemicals will only weaken your foundation and lead your dreams of success to ruin.

Now that your plans are structurally sound and you are ready to move forward, there is no sense in going it alone, any source of motivation is always more than welcome and always be sure to track your progress. There is a lot of emphasis put on writing down and keeping track of your goals which is very sound advice but it is also very important to keep a record of your progress. 

Every little achievement that you make moving forward starts to paint more of a grand picture of your hard work and effort, tracking your progress can serve as a motivation, it can also be used as a tool to monitor any adjustments that you may need to take in achieving your fitness goals to the next level.

There are many different goals a person can have set up in achieving a better more healthy way of living, it is up to you too find what it is that makes your dream come to life, but it’s only for your best interest on how the law of nature works that way, if our goals and successes were laid out for us and achieved by some other means  other than our own ability, we would have no need for feeling gratification from self accomplishment.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the box below.

22 thoughts on “Bodybuilding motivations-are you moving forward?”

  1. This is very motivating Neil,

    I was about to skip gym today and was thinking of one thousand and one reasons not to go there because I feel lazy. I saw a small cloud outside my window and I automatically think that there’s a storm coming. Now that I think back, it sounded silly and I need to stop making excuses. Thanks for this, time to get pumped up and go out!

  2. As one who has (more through happenstance opportunity than choice) been in an out of the gym, I can agree with this article completely.

    I love to go, and do when it is possible. When I do, I’m there every single day. 6 days of cardio and weights, 1 day cardio only. When I go, I feel amazing and almost invincible. I never get sick, never pull a muscle, can lift twice as much with ease.

    Then stuff happens, like now. I live in a town where the only gym costs a lot, I have no car, and it’s the opposite direction of my work. I work long hours and it would take me 30 minutes each way to get to the gym and back home. There are no buses here.

    I know these sound like excuses, but I get my walking in. I walk to work every day, which is 30 minutes both ways. I am moving soon to a town with buses, and more options for gyms. So, I’m planning and preparing my mind to be committed again.

    I will be in the best shape of my life one year from now!

    Keep writing. I enjoyed this article

    • Thanks for your feedback, that’s great that you are planning on getting back into training. Life has its way of throwing things at us that keep us from doing the things that we enjoy and know what’s best for us, as long as you keep the never say die attitude you can pull through any obstacle, all the walking you are doing every day is great exercise, keep up the great work.

  3. Thanks for writing this article on building motivation. I must commend you for a job well done for taking your article I really find each ND every part of it useful.before now I set a time table for myself on how I will be going around with my daily exercise but each time I fail to  carry it out. Am going to follow all this steps and see how improve it going to help me

    • Thanks for your feedback, that is a major role in any kind of physical fitness venture is having the right mindset, you have a great day.

  4. you are really an inspire tutor who is good at what he does to be able to make it in everything that we do we need to set a goal and work towards it, every time we want to get tired we need to think about our goals and keep  moving this is what we give us the strength to over come all the challenges that we can be facing at he present moment, good things don’t come easy

    • Thanks for your feedback, you are absolutely right, good things never come easy, the most important thing is to remember is to never let difficulties get in our way of achieving what we really desire, you have an awesome day.

  5. I would love to appreciate the effort you put into his article . Personally, part of the few excercise I love to do is swimming as I consider it to be lot of fun for me even do I don’t get to don’t as often as I would love. I have challenges keep up with my daily push up routine as there are times I have to rush out of the house and all and it kills me I can’t manage to be consistent for just 2 weeks. I would really love to keep it going. 

    • Thanks for your feedback, there are always obstacles that come along in life, there isn’t really any way around it as long as you keep focusing on what is important to you and don’t ever lose sight of your dreams you will make it through any obstacle, you have a great day.

  6. This is a beautiful article. I also love to read articles on fitness and health. You rightly pointed out that anything worth doing is worth doing well. the bodybuilding motivations you outlined like keeping a positive mindset and setting goals are really the key factors. Goal setting is a great pillar for bodybuilding.

    When I started regular exercising, my mood, energy, my sleep, all got superb. I became a lot better. Also thank you for pointing out that  the use of substance abuse and illegal chemicals in building one’s fitness goal, will only weaken one’s foundation and lead one’s dreams of success to ruin. Thank you.

    • Thanks for your feedback, a positive mindset can help us in not only physical fitness but in any other aspect in a person’s life, keep up the awesome work.

  7. I appreciate this pep talk on bodybuilding. I have met lots of people that appreciate and admire my physique. Some even asked if I use drugs. My answer has always been No. I wasn’t this way 5 years before now, but I made it my goal to build up my physique, and determination and discipline have kept me going. I visit the gym three times a week and before leaving for work, I jog for 30 minutes three times  a week. I agree with you, everyone can build up their body if they can see the benefits behind this. I hardly fall sick unlike 5 years ago and I look great. add muscle to Purely determination have friends that 

  8. Thanks for sharing this article on body building motivation. Our time and effort in putting this together is really appreciated. This is really an eye opener to how a person can motivate one’s self to achieve a desired goal in life. I agree with you that having a positive mindset is one of the important points you mentioned in body building motivation. I have learnt something important today. Thanks for sharing this article.  

  9. Wow! Brown, I really appreciate the concern on the self-improvement is great. I can categorically that I really benefit with your article. Once ago I realized my weakness and source out the solutions as I choose some self- development activities. Although am not usually discouraged but this is not really easy. But I usually use some amazing exercises to aids my thinking faculty, and free myself free from stress, I also use some logical games. But I really appreciate this article as is helpful to me to strengthen my self-development plans.

    • Thanks for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. It is a good feeling to help others out and inspire people and give them the inspiration to achieve their goals, you have a great day.

  10. Thanks Neil, I am health conscious and I believe that being on a program that makes the body active is very important. I exercise and I love doing my exercises. I wear a Fitbit and try my best every day to meet up with the goals set in there. My aim is to keep fit and to maintain a firm and trim body figure.  And I can see it happening. 

    • Thanks for your feedback, that is really amazing, I love to hear about others positive mindset, anything you put your mind to and have a solid plan you can do it, never let it get you down if a plan dose not follow through, anyone who has had success in any venture has met up with failure at one point or another, never give up and never back down from a good challenge, I love your positive attitude and you have a great day.

  11. Hi there. Thanks for this great article.

     “Keep a record of your efforts, any losses or failed attempts, don’t feel like you’re a failure because one way didn’t work out like you had planned, keep pursuing your dreams and never accept defeat, the only one who has truly failed at something is the one that has given up on a dream just short of success because they didn’t have the courage to follow through with it when the going gets a little tough”

    This words above really touched my heart.  I have gotten a journal and wrote my good attributes. Thanks once again 

    • Thanks for your generous feedback, it is truly a great feeling to help others out in achieving their goals, you have a great day.


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