One of the things that could stand in the way of you getting the most out of your workout could be a loss of focus. Truly there are so many distractions out there that could get in the way of you gaining the focus you need for a more successful workout. Here are some tips that can help you.
Set a Standard. Ever say to yourself, "If I can just get to the gym, I'll be doing good." Well yeah that's a start, but come on, that is NOT a winning attitude. Commit that once you make it to the gym, you are going to give 100%. Every time! Despite how you feel!
Know the importance of goals. When you have nothing that you are working toward, it can be easy to lose focus and lose sight of your workout purpose. You need to set a goal from the very beginning. That goal could be to lose a certain amount of weight or be able to work out for a specific amount of time. You will need to choose a goal that works for you and be realistic about how you set it. Anu and I love the CrossFit Seattle Fitness Levels. These are an excellent benchmark for any athlete.
Eliminate Distractions. If you have a hard time focusing in the gym because there are other people, televisions, and music, then skip the gym. Instead, work out in your home or go outside.
Set a weekly schedule. To avoid losing focus on your workout goals, do not just try to wing it. Instead, set a weekly schedule that keeps you working out on a regular basis. Then, always make sure you follow that schedule. The more you can stick with a regular routine, the much more focused you can stay. Having trouble sticking to a a schedule? It might be time to call a trainer.
And lastly, we leave you with a quote I love:)
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
-Muhammad Ali, boxing