• Ben Banbury

How To Never Fall Off The Fitness Wagon Ever Again

Updated: Jul 10, 2021

Inconsistency with training is the biggest reason people don't achieve their health and fitness goals. Here are 3 techniques I use with all my clients to ensure they always stay on track


This is a topic I discuss a lot in my blog why motivation sucks

Over my years as a trainer, I've asked hundreds of clients "what are your fitness goals?"

The first reply I get is always "ummm" then a pause, followed by something along the lines of "I guess to lose some fat off my stomach and tone up a bit"

To truly stay motivated to train on a weekly basis for the REST OF YOUR LIFE you need a much clearer reason to train, sweat and invest (both time and money)

Let me explain what I mean

It's a Monday morning and Jenny, a busy mum of two is rushing around like a bat out of hell getting ready for work and school

Her day starts by her feeding and dressing her kids ready for their day ahead - Why is she doing this? So her children are fed and prepared for their day at school

She wants them to have a belly full of food and have everything they need so they can learn and develop

Next, she darts to work where she sits down behind her desk and starts unpacking her laptop and notes. Why is Jenny bothering to go to work?

Because she wants to be able to put food on the table, not have to worry about bills and she knows if she gets this assignment done, she'll land a big bonus that will cover her next family holiday to Cancun

After work, Jenny whizzs back to school where she picks her kids up and drops them both off at two different clubs. Why?

Because she wants her kids to be happy and she wants to encourage their eagerness to learn drama, play the clarinet and football

Finally, Jenny has an hour to her self where she plans on going to the gym. Why does Jenny want to go to the gym?

Because.. she kind of.. wouldn't mind losing a few pounds and.. ur.. would like to tone her arms a bit..

Screw thaaaat!

She would skip that workout 99% of the time!

I know I would!!

To stay motivated and never dream of ever falling off the fitness wagon you have to find your why!!

Why are you even bothering to go? You have to be able to answer that clearly

Let me share the best answer to that question and from here you'll see exactly what motivation really is

Jenny gets home after skipping the gym, grabs a cup of tea and her favourite girly mag and puts her feet up

As she's getting into a really juicy article about Katie Price's newest and youngest boyfriend her phone makes the familiar "ding" noise

Still keeping her eyes glued to the mag, her hand fumbles around on the sofa until she locates the phone, and scrolls up nonchalantly

As her phone opens the notification she realises it's a group email from an old school friend

The email subject reads "School reunion"

This grabs her attention

"March 18th" she reads, bolting upright, flinging tea all done her front

"That's only 6 weeks away!!" she screeches

Jenny's heart rate elevates to match her anxious breathing as she reads the names in the group message

Her ex-husband's name pops up as well as his new wife's name, the lady that he left her for

Adrenaline kicking in, blurring her vision and gently making her hands shake she also spots the name "Shelly Walker" in the group list

Through the whole of Jenny's school years, Shelly bullied Jenny about her weight

Destroying her self confidence

Jenny sits bolt upright, staring at the wall with her mouth gently open. A whole minute passes and she's barely moved a millimetre. Her brain on overdrive as she relives all the moments in her life which have led to this

Something snaps and Jenny's instantly back in the room. She looks at her