Weight lifting motivation – fuel for positivity

Weightlifter performing barbell curls

Do you often find it difficult to get motivated to get a workout in no matter what you do, but it just doesn’t seem like you are finding the motivation to get that workout in? Even the most motivated trainer needs a little boost of motivation now and then.

Weight lifting motivation can be fuel for positively from setting goals to keeping your weight training workouts regular to seeing consistent gains in and out of the gym.

Well if you are having a difficult time mustering up enough motivation to pound out another workout, You are not alone because finding the motivation to workout is a difficult thing that people have been dealing with for centuries.

Today I will be talking about finding the motivation to workout and keeping your workouts going strong for years to come and beyond. Read further to find some ways that you can give yourself a positive mindset to keep your workouts going strong for consistent results.

How you start your day:

How do you start your day? Do you look for ways or excuses to get out of your training or are you spending time looking for ways to see better progress in a shorter period? if you are looking for better ways to achieve your progress, you will likely accomplish better results in the long run.

Take for example a marathon runner who needs to diligently train for their run every day before the actual marathon takes place, if the runner doesn’t train diligently every day, they are going to tire out in the marathon much sooner and possibly not even reach the finish line.

But if the marathon runner continually practices and trains hard for their endurance training, they are going to fare much better at being able to finish the marathon without tiring if they have a view to their goal in mind of accomplishing what they have set out to achieve.

Positive affirmations:

Positive affirmations are something that I have been using for the betterment of myself with an eye to a view of making my training a more satisfying and beneficial journey despite age. I am not what you would consider old, but time keeps slipping past at a fast rate and if we don’t take action on this journey as soon as possible, it will keep getting more difficult.

Our mind has a great influence on how we view things on a daily basis and our perception of who we are and what we are able to achieve as compared to what we think we might be able to achieve.

If we think that we are not able to achieve our goals, it is a very good likelihood that we will not be able to achieve what we set out to do, but if we can train our minds on the way we think and process our thoughts in a positive way, we are very likely to achieve what we set out to do.

In order to successfully do this, we need to continually fill our mind with positive thoughts, because after a period, or even years, our mind can be like what Zig Ziglar referred to as, “a garbage dump”.

To relieve ourselves of what Zig Ziglar referred to as a garbage dump, we need to continually fill our minds with positive thoughts and affirmations so that we can think and start to believe that we will actually achieve what we desire, as long as we have belief.

Feed yourself positivity:

Anyone who has ever been successful in life at anything as always filled their minds with positive thoughts and positive reflections of where they see themselves in a predetermined time.

No one has ever gone on to win a marathon race thinking negatively about their outcome, the only reason why a marathon runner will accomplish their race is because they have continually trained hard and fed themselves with positive thoughts and positive reflections of where they see themselves in the future.

This goes for anyone else, whether if you are a bodybuilder desiring to add an unprecedented amount of muscle to your frame, or if you are a power lifter seeking to lift a heavier weight than you have previously, or if you are set out on a mission to lose weight.

Anyone who has a goal in mind to achieve greatness needs to have positive thoughts and a continual regimen every day where they can feed themselves positive thoughts through positive thinking, after continued practice of this, positive thinking will become a natural thing and you will achieve much better success in the long run.

Eat and sleep for positive thinking:

A statement I quoted earlier by Zig Ziglar about our minds being like a garbage dump can be viewed as the same thing for our diet and not filling our gut with food that could be attributed to being like a garbage dump.

How we feed ourselves daily will greatly affect other aspects in our lives such as how we feel about ourselves, our energy level, even our brain activity. If you feed yourself healthy food, your reactions and reaction time will be affected in a positive way.

The same is true for sleep, if we are not getting enough sleep every night, our body and minds become sleep deprived and this will greatly affect our ability every day to achieve our goals and what we set out to do.

If we are going to train to ultimately achieve our goals and ambitions, we need to not only be rested up physically to achieve our physical related goals, but we also need to be rested up mentally in order to achieve everything we set out to do as well.

Keep your goals posted:

Along with keeping ourselves physically and mentally in check, we need to keep our goals written out in detail but we also need to keep them posted in a place where we are likely to see them frequently throughout each and every day.

What good is it to have big muscles that you have worked hard for if you keep them covered so that no one can see them? or what good is it to lose weight and look our best if we are just going to keep ourselves covered in big baggy clothes so no one can admire all our hard work?

The same is true for setting goals, what good is it to take the time out to write detailed goals that are reflecting your dreams and keep those goals buried away so that you can never see them to inspire you every day.

That’s why it is necessary to put your goals up in a place where you can see them frequently every day and view them to keep you inspired. Without a view to your goal, it will be much more likely that your goal will never be accomplished if the plan and procedure is not in view at all times to assure timely progress.


By this point you should clearly see that lifting weights requires more than just picking a bar up and lifting it, the complexities behind weight training can be many, all dependent on what your goals are.

As with anything else in life, if you feel serious enough about following through with something because you have the passion for it, you need to have a distinctive path set with a goal in mind in order for you to successfully achieve your desired plan.

From the time you get up in the morning, you need to start feeding your mind with positive affirmations which lead to positive thoughts in your daily routine and be sure to include enough sleep for a positive restful state as our actions start with our mind and our thoughts and our minds need to be sharp.

As important as our sleep is, our diets need to be on target along with keeping our goals posted, this way all the pieces of our daily routine should fit together like a puzzle and form a picture that is the reflection of where your desired outcome is.

One other piece of the puzzle that can have an importance on our desired outcome is taking in the proper supplementation.

Not all supplementation is created equal, so to get a better idea of what type of supplementation you need “to achieve your goals” and whether if the supplementation is even any good or not.

you can check out a review on supplementation here.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to share any of your perspectives on this lesson that I have talked about today, be sure and leave a comment or question in the box below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

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How to keep your dream alive – five key fitness points

Morning motivation

Do you have fitness goals but find it difficult to stick with them or follow through with your fitness plans? Everyone needs a little inspiration from time to time and anytime I can relay good key points along to my readers, I love to take action so that my content can be of help to anyone who has dreams to keep alive.

Today I will be talking about how to keep your dreams alive and 5 key points to help you follow through with your dreams. Sometimes we may not even realize that we are letting our dreams slip to the wayside, but after much time has gone by, we realize that we have been putting too much effort on other daily tasks, we need to dig a little deeper and give our mind’s that little extra push.

This post will be all about building upon your mental perception of where you want to be, and building yourself with mental training, not thinking positive can make it impossible to achieve your goals, and we need to ease back on all the downfalls of negativity.

Positive affirmations

Positive affirmations are something that I have started getting into recently, if you have an opportunity to check into listening to positive affirmations every morning, I would suggest that you take advantage of this as often as you can because it is considerably helping me each and every day that I engage myself in it.

In today’s world it can become all too easy for our minds to get bogged down with all the daily pressures and let destructive thinking get in the way of our dreams and goals, but if we can keep our minds tuned into positives that can build us up and keep the momentum going in the right direction, we will have a great chance at succeeding with our fitness goals.

Included I have a link directing you to some options you can check into that will benefit you greatly with positive affirmations on fulfilling your fitness goals through positive thinking. These recordings are a great way to give your mind a positive boost anytime of the day.

First thing in the morning after getting out of bed is a great time to give your mind some positive feedback and before going to bed at night will fill your subconscious mind with positive thoughts.

Before going to bed and after getting up in the morning are a couple of key times in the day to build yourself up with positive affirmations but I suggest anytime of the day, especially when you are stressed is typically an ideal time.

Keep ideas fresh in your mind

I have talked in the past about the necessity in keeping your goals and plans for each day written down so that you can keep on top of what is most important to you on a day-to-day basis, but to highlight on what I have mentioned in the past, it can be a good idea to be creative when keeping important notes and goals written down.

Some people keep a notebook handy with their daily fitness goals, others keep Post-It notes to keep their goals fresh in their minds, but instead of keeping paper tacked up around your house or office, have you thought about using a whiteboard to keep your workouts and fitness goals logged?

Another idea is type up your goals and inspirational quotes on your mobile device and set it as a screensaver, this way your inspiration will be clearly printed with you everywhere you go throughout the day.


Meditation can be a great way to clear your mind and fill it with the positive thoughts necessary to find better meaning in your life. Two of the best times that you can use for meditation are first thing in the morning after you get up and before going to bed at night.

Meditation can not only be so beneficial for clearing your mind and filling it with positive vibrations, but it is also an excellent way to help achieve a relaxed state so that you can move on through your day completing your tasks in a more beneficial way and have more energy to complete the things in your day that are most important.

As I talked about earlier in using positive affirmations and the best time of day for doing this is when you can find some quiet, private time to concentrate on yourself and your thoughts, this is also important when following through a daily meditation routine.

When following a daily meditation routine, you will need to find some quiet time and a quiet place where you can put your mind in a high meditative mode so that you can concentrate all your thoughts on what you want to achieve and exactly how you plan on achieving these goals.

During your meditation you need to be clear and precise with your thoughts as to what you want to achieve and exactly what you will need to do to achieve this, and in order to completely put your mind, heart and soul into this, you will need to have a quiet place where you will have absolutely no distractions.

Surround yourself with positive thoughts

I have spoken before on the impact that positive thoughts can have on you, building true abundance and following through with your goals and achieving things that you never thought you would ever have been able to achieve.

I have heard spoken before by Zig Ziggler, “your mind can become a garbage dump” when you leave yourself susceptible to outside influence, but if you surround yourself with positive thoughts you can overcome negative thinking if you are persistent with it enough.

This is why it is always so necessary to surround yourself with people who think positive and their positive thoughts can rub off on you in a beneficial way.

Journal your accomplishments

This is another area I have talked about before is journaling your accomplishments. It is very important that we journal these accomplishments because if we don’t take the time to write these things down, it will be easy for us to forget about them.

These things that you journal don’t necessarily need to be just your accomplishments, it is necessary to keep a journal of your goals and what you plan on doing to achieve these goals.

If we don’t take the time to journal our thoughts, it will be much harder for us to follow through with them.


Many of these subjects I have covered today I have talked about in previous posts, but it is necessary to keep these things talked about repetitively because they can become easy things to overlook or brush off to the side and not stay focused on keeping them up front and center in our daily lives.

Zig Ziegler has stated that our mind is like a garbage dump, it is so easy for our minds especially in this day and age to become filled with so many negative things as this world is filled with so many negative influences that it can become difficult to stay positive.

If we can keep our minds filled with positive thoughts as much as possible, it will make it so much easier for us to move through each day successfully, staying positive and staying motivated to make the best of our lives and perform at our highest rate of efficiency.

Once we have built our minds up so that they can be highly functional to power us in a positive way through our days, then it is also necessary to feed ourselves the proper nutrients to physically power us through each day and give us the physical strength we need to empower us through our workouts.

This is where supplementation can be an important factor.

To check out one of my reviews on supplementation, you can see it here.

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you, I appreciate hearing from my readers.

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