I don’t know what it is lately, but I have just lost my motivation for working out. I will get in a quick run or strength training workout here and there, but it takes a lot for me to find the energy to get up and get at it. And even when I do, they’re not the best workouts because I am just not feeling it and not giving it all I
Now I used to look forward to my workouts, and actually enjoyed that time. Yet for the past few months now, I’ve just lost that pleasure.
I am a lot busier now days and I think that has a lot to do with the lack of energy, and time. I am working two jobs while going to school and applying for nursing school this month. It’s been a little stressful to say the least.
I have school in the mornings from about 8-10 and will then go straight to work at my marketing job till the latest 5. Yet I am also a server and serve about 3 nights a week, along with on Saturday and/or Sunday. I will get home around 9 or 10 at night. Now at this point I have zero energy to bust out a workout, and keep in mind still have to fit in my school work somehow.
I know most people say, well just wake up early and workout. That’s great for you that can do that, really I’m jealous, but this girl needs her sleep! ha I like to get up early and bust out a 20 min walk/jog on my treadmill first thing to wake me up a bit, but that does not always happen, and when it does this by no means burns or strengthens my muscles enough at all!
So I figured I can’t be the only one out there with the lack of motivation…or maybe so but either way I’m sharing my findings with you!
I came across 10 tips to find that exercise motivation from WebMd. Now I’m just going to share with you a few of my favorites that will help me the most, yet if you wanna check out all ten they are listed on their site.
Don’t expect perfection: This goes along with setting realistic goals for yourself. Know that you may fail, something may come up to cause you to miss a workout, you may indulge a little more over the weekend, but don’t get too hard on yourself. Knowing you’re going to make mistakes, things are going to happen, helps you to be less discouraged when the do, helping you to stay on track.
If I am not able to get in a workout every day, or at least most days of the week I always feel as if I am doing no good, that I shouldn’t bother doing anything. But this is the wrong approach, every little bit helps you to becoming closer towards your goal and helps you becoming healthier.
Don’t compare yourself to others: I think this is a hard one for every girl. We see those cover models and think what’s the point in working out, I can never look like that. No not everyone is capable of a body like them, but every body is different. You can look good and even better, feel good about yourself once you start working out and eating right. You can get the best body for you!
Find the fun in it: This is a good one to always keep in mind. Working out doesn’t have to be horrible, you can enjoy yourself. Once whatever it is you are doing becomes horrible, find a different workout, switch it up and find something to keep you entertained and keep you moving. There are always the latest trend of workout classes out there, such as zumba, yoga, or even the way intense crossfit. Find a new workout if what your currently doing has you dreading gym time.
Break it up: I immediately loved this idea. I am one who does not have a set hour to hour and a half a day to workout. But WebMd stated that researches has shown breaking up your workouts into three 20 minute workouts can be just as beneficial to one long workout. I think this would work best for me to help me squeeze in a workout with the little free time I have, and for those who get bored doing an hour long workout, try three 20 minute workouts through out the day.
They have a lot of great advice on here to help keep you motivated to workout! Every workout you do with help you get closer to that goal!
What do you do to power through your workouts when you are feeling unmotivated?