I had a client ask me 'how do I get motivated at this gym stuff, like you?'.
I thought about it, I don't think I can single it down to one thing.
What I can say though is I was not always motivated , especially when it came to a healthy lifestyle or physical exercise.
But what changed? like most people there was a point where I needed to do something - doctors advice, pain of looking a certain way, career requirement, there can be a number of reasons why people start something. Mine was learning how to defend myself.
Then from there, I built skills like discipline, self control, a good work ethic just to name a few. Although I enjoyed what I was doing, like anything in life I began to plateu , get bored, what ever it was I decided to branch out, constantly seek more information , to the point where it became 'what I do' my life - so to speak.
Like the girl who asked me about motivation , the same goes for her, shes a dancer, quite good at what she does, and in a very specific style of dance. There is so much more to fitness and a healthy life style then just one size fits all programs. There's martials arts, weights, crossfit, zumba, the list goes on - they all have a relatively positive effect on you. But they all cater for different types of people.
The same way we enjoy going to a job we love vs one we don't. The same way we love to wear our favorite clothes vs wear a work uniform. FInd out what it is you enjoy doing for your body , mind , and training - then you won't need the motivation. You will automatically do it, and most likely excel.
But the same way alot of us don't seek out what we enjoy doing for work , we do the same with training, basically because its uncomfortable trying new things, its hard starting from the bottom, but whats the alternative. An unmotivated life.
At least with your training anyway.