Everyone has trouble getting motivated from time to time. The problem is when you can’t seem to string together a series of good days. Part of this could be because you’re doing something new and it’s difficult and the benefits aren’t tangible or immediate. If you’re having trouble getting motivated I have some things to keep in mind and focus on but ultimately this is the battle between the person you want to be and the person you are now.
Write down your goals! You did this right? I can’t stress enough how important this is. You need to have your goals written down and within reach for those days when you just don’t feel like doing anything. They need to be realistic and one of them needs to be for the current week or even for the day. Something that creates a little pressure for you.
Get your gym shoes on! This is something I’ve told myself many times when I didn’t feel like running or going to workout. I just get dressed like I’m going to workout. Then it just seems to happen. Don’t think about all the work you’re going to have to do. Focus on what’s right in front of you for that day or that workout.
Mix it up a bit! No one wants to do the same thing over and over again day after day. If you ran one day do yoga the next day. Then try doing a circuit or swimming or rowing. Just don’t let yourself get bored and this will have the added benefit of keeping your body stimulated with different movements.
Suck it up! We all have bad days or we’re tired or we don’t have a lot of time. It doesn’t matter. That’s the bottom line. If you choose to manufacture excuse after excuse you will never get in shape and you will never reach your goals. Make this a priority. Plan your day and your workout so that there’s time. Be honest with yourself. If you screw up, so what? It doesn’t change anything. Get back to work and have a short memory. You can be your own worst enemy or you can be your biggest fan. Either way it’s up to you how much progress you make. Sometimes to have to tell the little voice in your head to shut the hell up.
Try this. 1 minute of each exercise, 1 minute of rest after each circuit. Do 4 circuits total.
You’ll have to search online if you need instructions on how to perform the exercises until we can begin posting our own videos. I also want you to run/jog/walk 10 miles this week. Do the circuit one day then get your miles the next day. The circuit can be done at home with no equipment at any time of your choosing. You have no excuse to not improve your life.