MOTIVATION: JUST DO IT
There’s no secret to staying motivated.
The amount of articles I come across asking you to write down all your reasons for wanting change on a list hurts my head. It’s great to identify your reasons but deep down inside we all really know why we seek change. Making a mental list shouldn’t take more than a few seconds. It really comes down to DOING something about it.
We’ve lost touch with how the process of change really works and it comes through direct action. We hear it all the time, “Get started and everything will fall into place,” or “Showing up is half the battle.” And it’s true!
How many times have you dragged your feet to the gym and noticed that you get a sudden burst of energy after performing a few warm up sets? What seemed like an insurmountable task is no longer once you get started. It’s time to spend way less energy on contemplating change and getting bogged down with the details. Join a class, walk to work or workout first thing in the morning. With fitness as accessible as it is these days there really is no excuse.
I’m going to leave you with a quick tip that has helped me in the past – Grab a calendar and mark an ‘X’ on the days you hit the gym. Once the month is over, you will have a clear picture of how many days you actually trained and what kind of gaps you had between training sessions. The numbers won’t lie to you and will give you realistic expectations on getting the results you want.