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Studies show that nearly 50% of people who begin an exercise program drop out within the first 6 months. What is it about sticking to a fitness routine that is so filled with failure?

Motivation is the answer. Human psychology has proven that if someone wants something badly enough, they will do everything they can to achieve it. How badly – really badly – do you want to change?

Unlocking Your Motivation

You do not have to be part of that 50 percent who quit. You can stay start a fitness program and finish strong. Your challenge is to find out what motivates you to get serious about fitness and stick with it. Maybe one of these is what you want to achieve.

Get Healthy and Stay Healthy. Guess what happens with consistent exercise and healthy eating?

  1. Your heart gets strong.
  2. The risk of numerous cancers in your body disappears.
  3. Diabetes is avoided.
  4. Your mind stays sharp.
  5. Dementia is far less likely.
  6. Common ailments seen with aging don’t happen to you.

Look better. Let’s face it. We all care about how we look. Strong, healthy people just look good and not just physically. A healthy person’s attitude is more confident. They are more energetic and comfortable in their bodies.

Relieve Stress. Exercise causes physical changes in both our brains and nervous systems, which result in feelings of well-being, a sense of calmness. Don’t be surprised if you get hooked on the improved mental outcome of exercise and crave it!

Grow Stronger. Focused weight training will totally transform you within just a few weeks. Eliminate that pain and strain when you bend over to pick something up! Building core strength and balance significantly reduces the risk of age-related falls and fractures because you have the balance to keep yourself stable.

Discover the Power. Take the time to discover what powerful motivator works for your. Bribe yourself to get moving. What makes the discipline of exercise worth it to you? What do you want more than your want another double hamburger with fries? What do you want more than feeling unbalanced and in pain? Avoiding exercise places your life at stake. Any age, any gender can profit from a fitness program. Join us in one of our fitness classes or call me for a personal training consultation.

T.J. McCord is a fitness trainer and performance enhancement specialist based out of Mobile, AL. He believes that there are no limitations on the human body when creating innovative programs for his clients. Be sure to visit www.quikfits.com for more information, programs, and tips. 

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#BAWFitness: What Motivates You?  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com