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So you’ve been trying for some time to get abs, and you don’t seem to be getting the results you want? You are one in a million trying to have a six-pack abs reveal day at the beach. Don’t give up on that. The abs you want are the abs you will have.
What if I told you that the main reason you don’t have abs is because of your mindset?
Would you believe me?
This article will go over the things that make up the motivation mindset to achieving abs and anything else in your life for that matter.
The Motivation Mindset
I’ve said this before…..Every guide to achieving anything should start with a positive mindset. I still believe that.
When you want to achieve something, it becomes easier to keep an open mind, go with the flow, and be flexible when you have a positive mindset. No matter what gets thrown in your path, you can face it, adjust, and keep going towards your goal.
It’s no different when working on achieving a strong aesthetic core. In fact, working on your body is when you need this mindset the most.
Why, you ask?
Well, working on your body takes time. You won’t get the results you are working towards overnight. It’s a process. Some become discouraged when they don’t see results.
Then there are days when you just don’t want to or feel like working out.
Followed by days where life happens and your regular workout time isn’t available.
If you are like most people, when you are working towards a goal and can’t do those small tasks in between, you feel unaccomplished, and the thoughts and feelings of giving up or never reaching your goal come up.
I want you to know that’s all normal. You aren’t alone in these things. That’s why it’s so important to adopt a positive mindset.
A positive mindset is the first thing you need to create the foundation for achieving weight loss and getting abs. You have to believe that you have abs. This will motivate you to be grateful for what you see when you look in the mirror now and when you get those abs you want.
Loving yourself is the easiest way to achieve your weight loss goals. Unhealthy thoughts about being fat, unattractive, and undesirable will lower your self-confidence and your level of motivation to work towards your goals.
Break Down The Tasks
One of the reasons people don’t stick to their workout routine is because it seems overwhelming. Going to the gym at 4 pm after a long stressful day for an hour and a half of weight training can seem daunting when you still have to go home and take care of more work and a family.
Instead of doing it all at one time, break it down into three 30 minute workouts or two 45 minute workouts.
For example, if you do cardio and weight training, do cardio in the morning, and the weight training in the evening or vice versa.
If you work from home and have the flexibility, you can break the workouts down to four or five 20-minute sessions every two hours. Find out what works for you and go with it. Each day that could be different.
Know Your Why
When you know your “Why,” it becomes a little bit easier to stay on the path of your goal. This doesn’t mean that the path is going to be easy.
But when things pop up and you have your “why” in your back pocket, you think clearer. You can remind yourself why you are working towards this goal. You don’t let your emotions guide you.
You remind yourself of how far you’ve come and how you will stay the course. You’ve come too far to give up now.
Once you understand your “why,” you can move forward with establishing your goal and all the small tasks and benchmarks that will get you there.
Having a plan gives you a framework to follow. If you are consistent with your plan, each day will be a learning experience. You will learn what works for and against you.
Flexibility is crucial to being consistent effectively. When you discover something that doesn’t work for you, make arrangements that will help you get back on track.
For example, if you find out that training for two hours per day interferes with your ability to function, you can change it to an hour and a half. Or, if you find out that eating salmon causes allergy symptoms, you can try cod.
Trial and error is a beautiful thing when it leads you to what’s best for your body and mind.
You Are The Master Of Your Mind, Not Vice Versa
Your brain is a mastermind. It’s always working to protect you and keep you comfortable, which means it’s working against you sometimes.
Don’t let your brain talk you out of being consistent. There will be days when getting rest is more important than your workout, or not eating at midnight is better than reaching your calories for the day.
But don’t let your brain’s excuses or ways to protect you and make you comfortable make you complacent.
So what about when your brain says, why are you doing this? You can’t change your genetics. You will always be fat….
Do the easy thing. Pretend like those thoughts are coming from another person about you. Imagine this person standing in front of you saying those things about you. Then you will get offended and realize how crazy those thoughts really are.
You wouldn’t be friends with a naysayer, would you?
You want to evolve each day, even if that means taking one step back to move forward.
Even when the thoughts are recurrent, you still have the power to override them. If you can’t change your mind, you can change your actions. Do the opposite of what your thoughts are.
If your thoughts say you are fat, then get in front of the mirror, strike a pose, and tell yourself how much you love yourself and how beautiful you are.
The Feeling Of Completing Your Tasks
Completing your tasks, no matter how small, will always give you the feeling of accomplishment. Thinking can only get you so far. Thinking and not doing will only increase your stress levels and lower your self-confidence.
This has the potential to increase inflammation in the body and lower your chances of reaching your goals.
Another issue I see in my clients is doing too much. If your workout plan is to do four sets of 15, then do that. Don’t add two sets and three other workouts. I know that you want to see those results.
I get it.
But overdoing it is a surefire way to decrease your ability to function throughout the day. Overtraining makes you more susceptible to injury. It also reduces how well your body will recover, which will negatively impact those gains.
Some of my clients utilize the 10-minute rule.
If you are unsure if you should workout, or are feeling tired, start the workout. Do it for 10-minutes and see where you are. If you feel you want to push through at that point, go for it. If everything in you says you need to rest today, do that and live strong to fight another day.
The motivation mindset teaches you how to make the decisions that are best for your body and mind each day.
More Muscle, More Fat Burn, More Abs
The more muscle you have, the more fat you will burn. The more fat you burn, the closer you are to the six-pack abs reveal.
Achieving this alone is a process. It takes being consistent with your diet, exercise, rest, and stress management. The more consistent you are, the closer you will be to having a six-pack.
Don’t Dream, Do
Dreaming without intentional action will leave you busted and disgusted with yourself and everyone else who has worked hard to achieve the same goal.
It’s the same as having hope and not faith. It’s simply wishful thinking without any action. On the other hand, Faith believes in what you want and knows that the belief moves you towards your goal physically and mentally.
The rocking chair syndrome is a real thing. Wishful thinking can feel good, but it won’t get you very far. You may think you’re moving, but you are complacent with your thinking with inaction.
These are all the things you need to understand to achieve the motivation mindset. I believe in you. I believe that once you have a motivation mindset, your six-pack abs are right around the corner.
For more on how to get abs, check out Your Guide To Getting Abs Fast And Keeping Them.
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But if you need help achieving this mindset, I am here to help. I will help you believe in yourself and connect to your power within, the driving force that can take you anywhere you want to go. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can set up a time to talk.