Motivation 101 – Be Great, Be Powerful Beyond Measure

Hey guys,

This is another post to add to the Motivation 101 series. Having recently just started my training again, I know that sooner rather than later, the feeling of ‘I cant be bothered’ and ‘Ill do it tomorrow’ will start to kick in. I also have a lot of uni work going on at the moment and that provides a number of perfect excuses.

I, alongside EVERY other fitness enthusiast and professional suffer from a lack of motivation from time to time. Its perfectly normal and the truth of it is, there is really no way to stop it. But if you want to succeed and if you want to achieve your goal you have got to work past those days when you really feel that you cant get out of bed, or you want to watch TV a little longer, or you just need that chocolate pudding.

One of the ways I help myself push through these ‘I cant do it’ periods, is listening to a series of speeches or motivational videos I have saved onto my phone that I can chuck on at any given time to give me that extra surge of motivation. Weather it be when I wake up and need that extra push to get out of bed, when I’m in the gym and struggling to churn out those last two or three exercises or the night before a day I’m due to train and I know I have a busy day ahead.

These video’s work almost every time for me, and I hope they will work the same for you. Just plug in your headphones, listen to the audio or watch the video, and remember, the pain you feel today, will be the strength you feel tomorrow.

Anyway enough talking, here is one of my favorite motivational videos. Enjoy:

Watch the video and let me know what you think in the comments below, and if you think any of your friends could benefit from this video, post, or series of posts, please share it with them.

Thanks for reading guys.


Twitter: @SMsimplefitness


Motivation 101 – A day in the life of a bodybuilder!


A common problem everybody suffers with at some point, on our struggle to become fitter and healthier, is motivation! Everybody struggles with it, weather gym-motivation-mohammad-aliyou are just starting out, have been working out for years or even if your a fitness professional, at some point you will hit a wall and ask ‘can i be bothered?’. Its at this point that successful people are separated from unsuccessful people. It not only for fitness, its in any aspect of life, at this point, when you hit that wall, successful people will drive on, climb over that wall and continue forward on the road to achieving their goals. Unsuccessful people however, will back up have a little look around for a nice excuse, then run away from the wall and probably come back another day to do exactly the same thing!

To help all of you who are reading this post and thinking, ‘Yeah! I hit those walls’, I’m going to be posting a series of Motivation 101 posts. These posts could be anything, from video’s, to quotes, to just images or songs, but they are going to be things that get me going, that get me motivated and that I think will do the same for you!

Today’s post is a documentary, it follows 2009-2010 Arnold Classic winner Kai Greene through a day of his life. This documentary was one of the first things I watched that really made me realize that fitness isn’t just a phase and it isn’t something that is going to repay the hard work you put in after two weeks. Fitness is a life long commitment, and the more you put in, the more you get out! Anyway the video is posted below, take a look for yourself and then ask yourself, are you willing to do this? Do you have what it takes?

Kai Greene Facts:


Born: July 12th, 1975
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Nickname: The Predator
Height: 5ft 8in
Professional Debut: IFBB New York Pro, 2005
Most Prestigious Win: Arnold Classic, 2009-2010
Sponsers: Flex magazine and Musclemeds

So there you have it guys! Please leave a post below and let me know what you think of the documentary, and weather it motivated you! Also please leave a comment if there is anything you’d like me to cover in a post!


Twitter: @SMsimplefitness