Overcoming the Food Brain
You probably are feeling very similar to most of the thoughts going through my head when eating foods that you know you really shouldn’t be eating but at that split-second your belly takes over you and surrender to the temptation. Then a few hours later you are feeling major regret as you feel the inches on your waist hanging over your pants.
The truth as we all know it is that it takes some real commitment and work, but you have to have the motivation and will-power to succeed with getting those sexy abs.
In fact, motivation is really the key ingredient in all fitness goals and endeavors. Of course it’s also one of the biggest challenges, and anyone who’s ever worked out knows how frustrating it can be to hit a plateau.
A plateau occurs when you find yourself not seeing further results. This is often accompanied by a feeling of boredom with your current fat loss or workout program. Plateaus can really screw things up, but there’s a lot you can do to overcome them.
I’ve talked a lot about motivation over the years. For some simple ways to get motivated and stay motivated, check out my articles on Weight Loss Motivation and Workout Motivation. Sometimes it takes the simplest of strategies, and in the end, it all comes down to your mindset.
Getting Motivated with the Right Workout
Although there are a number of ways to improve your motivation, the right workout can actually do the trick. If you’re feeling sluggish and find yourself needing a boost of energy, moving your body is one of the best ways to get going.
Today, we’re going to challenge ourselves with a killer abdominal workout to give your motivation a huge boost. This abs motivation workout is designed specifically to get your head back in the game.
Perform this 15-minute abs routine at the start of every workout, and I guarantee you’ll feel like you can take on anything! Or if you just need a little boost to your day, try it in the morning or during your lunch break. You can even double it up for a powerful, energizing 30-minute routine.
Motivating 15-Minute Abdominal Workout
For this workout, maximize each set by aiming for 15-20 reps each. Because the goal of this workout is to get you motivated for more, you’re not going to go all the way to muscle failure and fatigue in each set.
Perform the following exercises in order, repeating the circuit as desired. Rest for 15-20 seconds between sets.