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Discipline Enables You to Keep Going When Motivation is Lacking

We have all experienced lack of motivation and it's actually normal during our fitness journey. Nothing goes perfectly and results can take longer than we thought. 

When results are slower than expected, frustration can feel overwhelming. Staying motivated can be difficult during this time. Our feelings can move past frustration straight into pissed off and angry. 

Lack of motivation causes many of us to consider giving up. We doubt our efforts and think nothing will work. We may even return to old unhealthy habits. Before the negative mental game stops you completely, consider using discipline instead of motivation. When we struggle, it will be discipline carrying you to the finish line and beyond. 

The truth is we're all working toward the same fitness goal but at differing rates of progress. Health is a process of small steps taken over time that provide big results. Just know each positive step to improve your health is working. Our bodies know something good is happening, even when we're unable to see it. It's during times of the unseen we must have faith in the process. Be motivated by the good being done to become a healthy person. 

Throwing in the towel and going back to old habits will create nothing but further unhappiness and frustration. It will rob you of all the effort accomplished so far. This is not the time to quit, but to stand strong, stay disciplined, and keep going. 

Relying on discipline instead of motivation will require an inner strength we all possess. Discipline is what will get us up for an early morning workout or take us to the gym after work. It's a drive stronger than motivation.

Discipline is a choice to love ourselves at this moment no matter what the scale says. It requires daily acknowledgment of your efforts like eating healthy, completing a workout, a daily goal, or whatever has been the most difficult struggle finally accomplished that day. 

Having a positive attitude will also help you stay disciplined when motivation has tanked. It gives you the strength to remain consistent with healthy habits even when we don't feel like it. Discipline is your inner voice keeping you on track with healthy eating and exercise. 

Discipline allows you to focus not so much on the overall goal, but what can be achieved today. This strategy minimizes frustration and promotes feeling motivated.  

Following through with discipline can also decrease stress because you know you're doing your best each day. Eventually, disciplined habits revive motivation as you see the results of your continued efforts. 

When you relax about getting fit and stay disciplined, health falls into place. Getting fit is an imperfect process with plenty of ups and downs. As long as you remain realistic through struggles and become flexible with your methods, goals are always achievable. 

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