Getting a six pack is hard business. Many people long to show off their rock-hard abs but very few get there. It takes months, and in some cases years, to get washboard abs. For these reasons, it is very important to motivate yourself even as you work out relentlessly and eat healthy. Below, see some of the different ways you can keep yourself focused on the end goal of your fitness journey.
Create a countdown
Create a countdown where each day takes you closer to the D-day when you want to have a six pack. If you’re just getting started on training, you can set your countdown to a year. This means that in 12 months flat, you want to have your six pack fully developed. This is a great way to encourage yourself because you want to hit your target under the set duration. With every passing day, you will be working harder to ensure you reach that goal.
Pin up photos of your ideal abs
Visual motivation is very powerful and should never be underestimated. One of the best ways to visually motivate yourself is to pin up photos of your ideal six pack. Have a large poster photo printed out and pin it up on your bedroom. Every day when you wake up or when you go to bed, you will be reminded of what you want to achieve in terms of your body goals. This will keep you on toes every day.
Take monthly progress photos
Over time, one can forget just how much progress they have made on their journey; even on a journey to get flat abs. You can keep yourself motivated by taking monthly photos of your midsection. This way, every other month you’ll be able to look back and see just how far you’ve come along. And that will motivate you to keep going. Without these photos, you might not realize just how much your hard work is paying off.
Befriend someone with a six pack
You can also motivate yourself to keep chasing that six pack dream by befriending someone who already has one. This way, every time you hang out with them you’ll be reminded of what it is you’re after. You’ll also be encouraged to achieve what they have achieved. After all, if they can do it — so can you.
Continuously ready about abs
And lastly, motivate yourself by reading up on material about getting a six pack. Reading about it will keep your mind trained on the goal at hand. You’ll also continuously learn new tips and tricks on how to reach your goal.
Feeling like your six pack will never show, find some motivation and keep chasing that fitness goal.