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My #1 Motivational Advice

How to Keep Your Motivation for Work Out: Your Why

I want to address what I think is the biggest obstacle when it comes to being successful with a fitness program. It’s relatively easy to find an effective program, but if that were all that’s required to be successful, then why are so many of us still struggling? It’s how to keep your motivation to keep working out that’s the hardest part.

I had a limited time Start Smart program a few months ago to help members of our community get specific advice on the biggest challenges holding them back from being successful with their fitness. The issue of motivation came up often, and I want to share my solution with you.

Here it is: Get to the real reason you are working out.

Find your why for wanting to be healthy, and get extremely clear on it. I call this process “developing your why”. It’s surprisingly effective, and I’m firm believer that clarity in your goals leads to motivated action.

Want to learn more? Watch the full video below!

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And let’s talk about what else is going on this week!

Fitness focus: Getting back into a full workout routine.
I’ve been wanting to get back into training like an athlete (again) for a very long time now, but have been struggling with it because I simply do TOO much. My workouts have too much volume and wipe me out for days at a time. So I’m taking my volume down to something more manageable, and this is allowing me to work on yoga, resistance training, agility/sprints, and restorative training within a 1-week period. So far so good! Finishing up my second week of this successfully now.

Music I’m listening to: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Backstreet Boys for life.

Product I’m enjoying: Powerblock Dumbbell
I’m working on building my minimalist gym, and these dumbbells fit perfectly. You can change them in 2.5. increments from 15 up to 50 pounds. So it makes it easy to fit these in my office or even at home, and they are surprisingly comfortable to hold.

Book I’m reading: The Body Keeps Score
I just started reading this book, but it’s interesting. Talks about trauma and its effects on everyday life, but also (I haven’t gotten to this part yet) about how trauma becomes physical by essentially storing itself in specific parts of your body. The author points out that people with trauma struggle with movement; they find it awkward. I’m sure it will go into it more as the book goes on.

Personal Struggle: Staying Focused on One Thing.

I’ve been doing really well with productivity this week, but my goal here is to pick something that I can get better at. I tend to keep open too many tabs, switch from one task to another, and also to spend too much deliberating what my next task will be. All of this can be improved. It’s an opportunity.


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About the author, Dean Pohlman, Founder & CEO of Man Flow Yoga, Author of Yoga Fitness for Men, Expert on Yoga Fitness for Men.

Dean Pohlman is an E-RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and the founder of Man Flow Yoga. Dean is widely considered to be an authority on Yoga for Men. He has worked with physical therapists to create yoga programs for back health and spinal recovery. His workouts and programs have been used by professional and collegiate athletes, athletic trainers, and personal trainers; and have been recommended by physical therapists, doctors, chiropractors, and other medical professionals.

Dean is a successfully published author through DK Publishing (Yoga Fitness for Men), selling 35,000 copies worldwide in English, French, and German; in addition to being a co-producer of the Body by Yoga DVD Series, which has sold over 40,000 copies on Amazon since its release in 2016.

Man Flow Yoga has been featured in Muscle & Fitness Magazine, Mens’ Health, The Chicago Sun, New York Magazine, and many more major news media outlets.

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