The number one question I’m getting asked recently is this: “HOW CAN I/DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?”
I have always & will always answer this question the same way- because I truly believe I solved the “motivation mystery” a few years ago & want to share it with anyone who will listen as it WILL change your life! Motivation is not a one size fits all mold. I can’t just scream some tough love at everyone & expect it to work. I can’t baby everyone to make them feel better & I certainly can’t motivated all with results, money, rewards, community etc as everyone’s motivation (intrinsic & extrinsic) is so SO different!
So… how do I respond currently? Well, I think it’s important in these wild times more than ever to give yourself grace. We DO NOT need to press play every day, rest days are just as important for our fitness journey as workout days. In saying that- pressing play on your workout is all it will take to get you in a better mindset. Taking 20-30 minus for yourself and putting your health (and sanity) as your first priority is at times more important that anything else!
If you’re lacking sleep and energy, perhaps press play on a yoga workout today or a shorter workout of the week and just swap days? WHENEVER I FEEL UNMOTIVATED, I always come back to my 𝗪𝗛𝗬. 𝗪𝗛𝗬 do I want to commit to this program? 𝗪𝗛𝗬 do I deserve to feel good and confident and healthy and energetic? 𝗪𝗛𝗬 don’t I want to workout? What would I do instead? Would I just mope around & get nothing productive done, or would I use that workout time to journal or clean or take a bath?
I want you to workout because I know it will make you feel better, but I also understand the importance of listening to your body! Just like one day of working out won’t make you skinny, one day off won’t make you fat! You’ve got this!