Make your goals attractive

"To stay motivated, frame your goals so that they drive you to achieve them," advises Charles Staley, owner of EDT Secrets, a website dedicated to his revolutionary escalating density training program. For example, if you're a 90kg guy, decide whether you'd rather bench "over 90kg", "the bar with two 20kg plates on each side" or "your body weight". They're all different ways of saying the same thing, but one is probably more motivating than the others.

Jan 4, 2013

Ten ways to stick to a workout

Fading motivation is the enemy of every great weight-loss plan. Here's how to stick to your new fitness goals

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  1. Lynette12:22pm Sunday 06th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I am not a motivated person when it comes to exercise. There is, however, something important that everyone should realise. It's very easy to train your brain to believe (or rightly recognise) that you're a liar. Every time you tell yourself you'll do something....anything....and don't do it, your brain registers the failure and begins to recognise that you don't mean what you say. It will begin to circumvent any promise you make to yourself out of that program. Therefore, it's very, very important to only promise yourself that you'll do what you truly believe you can do. To say, "Today I'll go for a walk," is so general that you could just walk around the lounge a few times. The good thing that comes from that is that your brain now knows you tell the truth. You can build this relationship over time. Just don't make promises to your brain that you don't keep. It's smarter than you!