No Motivation? 5 Proven Ways to Overcome Lack of Motivation -
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Here we are, in a fresh year, halfway through February already… have you stuck to your New Year Resolution to be healthier in 2023? Perhaps you’re lacking the motivation to even have set new goals for yourself?

Every single one of us has moments where we feel like relaxing on the couch during downtime, rather than pursing dreams or taking steps toward self-improvement. Even I sometimes feel unmotivated to exercise and feel my dedicated to healthy eating sliding. The trick is to know what to do when these moments strike so you can push forward and accomplish amazing things!

Fortunately, I can help you get fired up and create motivation for yourself! It’s not lost forever! Here are 5 proven ways to overcome lack of motivation and stop procrastinating so you can be successful this year.

  1. Spend 5 minutes a day on visualization techniques. This is somewhat like meditation, however rather than a clear mind the goal is to let your imagination run wild! Find a quiet, comfortable place to relax. Think about your goals, and how you will feel once you achieve them. Take in the pride and enjoy your excitement as if it’s really happened. Focus on the tingles moving through your body. I love to track them - often warmth begins in my cheeks as a smile grows and as I breath, those good feelings move up through my head and body. Before you end your session, turn the situation around to force yourself to accept the regret that comes with giving up. This is definitely NOT how you want to feel, and it’s a good way to give yourself a kick in the butt to get to work to avoid this outcome.
  2. Get the momentum going in your favour. I truly believe that once you get the ball rolling, it’s so much easier to keep it going, so force yourself to just start… NOW! Even if you drag yourself through that first week of workouts, it’s better than doing nothing, and each day I guarantee it will get easier, and you will get better!
  3. Surround yourself with inspiring people. Fitness coaches are here to motivate you and help you remember all those reasons you started in the first place, so invest in your health and improve your chance of success by getting professional help from the get-go. As I mentioned earlier, we ALL start to burn out at some point. Make sure you have a program to fall back on so you don’t fall off the wagon altogether. I’d love to help you and welcome you to schedule a free consultation with me at com/
  4. Take baby steps. Your finish line may seem really far away and impossible to reach, but if you set markers along the way, you will have those milestones to celebrate. Boosting your confidence by reaching smaller goals will give you faith that you can really do this.
  5. Allow yourself REST – you’re not a machine! If you’re tired, take a break, and don’t feel guilty. This doesn’t mean you’ve failed, it simply means you were going hard and needed a breather for a moment. Keeping positive about this detour will go a long way toward helping you feel happy with yourself and preparing you to work hard again.

I wish you the very best year, and would love to help you achieve your fitness goals! Please visit my website for information on my virtual personal training and nutrition programs, including my 30 Day VIP Fat Loss Challenge and one-on-one live video workouts!

Coach Julie Germaine; NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NFLC Registered Personal Trainer, 2x International Pro Fitness Champion. She has helped tens of thousands of men and women improve their health since 2005. Improve your health with coach Julie: or book a FREE DIET CONSULT today: Julie Germaine is an NFLA-registered personal trainer and prenatal fitness expert, and an NASM-certified nutrition specialist
She is also a world-class fitness champion who has been featured in and contributed to numerous fitness, fashion, and lifestyle magazines and other media.
Germaine published her first book, "The 90-Day Weight Training Plan," in fall 2020, and her health-related cookbook releases in March 2021. Germaine also offers a virtual online body transformation program called Sweat with Julie.
Her passion for bodybuilding began early, when she self-educated to start lifting at age 17. Today, her mission is helping men and women around the world lose weight, build muscle, and achieve better health.
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