Updated: Mar 28
If you have trouble getting motivated sometimes, ask yourself why you train. Also realize that motivation is fleeting and elusive. We all have trouble sometimes!
My top two reasons for training:
💪To save my own day. No, really. I can’t tell you how many times picking up a weight or doing some pull-ups saved me from tears, from falling apart and from myself. It gives me clear thinking. It also gives me the confidence I need to do the things I think I can’t do.
💪To get strong! I’m over 40 and still wondering how much stronger I can be. Would I like to look better? Of course, don’t we all? But honestly, there are many feats of strength (say, a pull-up with a 53# bell) I would take over having 6-pack abs. And…see the first reason. It doesn’t really matter how you look if you don’t feel good on the inside.
A long time ago I discovered that focusing on how I feel instead of how I look would keep me “motivated” for a much longer and more interesting fitness journey. I call it working from the inside out. Aaaaaand, I’m still a work in progress. I always will be.
So, no need to panic if your motivation tends to come and go. And know that your why might just be an everyday kinda thing — ultimately I just said — I WANNA FEEL GOOD! And while that’s real simple, I know how much power that has!