If you want to gain muscle and strength then you will need to remain motivated, otherwise you are never going to stick to your diet or workout routine.
A lack of motivation is something that can affect anyone, so how can you regain your workout motivation?
Here are a few tips that could help.
#1: Keep a log
If you keep a log of what you are currently lifting you can then look back when you have lost a little motivation to see just how far you have come.
Seeing your progress in black and white is a good motivator.
You should also write down what you are eating too, so that you know how certain foods will affect you in different ways.
#2: Keep your gym kit near your bed
If you keep your gym kit out and near your bed it can serve as a reminder that you need to workout.
One thing I must say is that it is best that this kit is clean as if you leave sweaty clothes instead this may have the opposite effect.
#3: Get inspiration from others
No doubt you had someones physique as an inspiration to start working out, perhaps it is time to revisit some of the images and videos to get you back in the mood.
These days with so much content available for free there should not be a shortage of inspiration.
#4: Join an online fitness community
If you think that you are the only person who is lacking motivation then you would be wrong.
There will be tens of thousands of people looking to gain muscle and strength and to think that they all remain motivated 100% of the time would be a little naive.
If you are lacking motivation then I suggest that you join an online fitness community. There are tons available on social networks like FaceBook, or you could try Bodyspace (a free app from Bodybuilding.com) too.
With these communities you can chat with like-minded individuals, get advice and regain your lost motivation.
#5: Take part in a challenge
A little competition can be a good short-term motivator as you know that you will need to train in order to compete.
No one wants to fail and to look stupid, so this will make you work that much harder in the gym.
#6: Workout with a friend
Working out with a friend can provide you with a little competition as you will both want to be seen as the Alpha.
Even if you are not competitive you can both motivate each other, often it is just enough to hear someone telling you to “come on” or “just 2 more” to get your motivation back.
You can also lift heavier with someone who is willing to ‘spot you’. Sometimes there is no one available, and you don’t want to go dropping those weights on yourself.