Ways to get your workout motivation back

Everybody struggles with motivation every once in a while, even the toughest guys and girls out there don’t always feel like doing some of the things that are necessary.

I am very big on positive self talk when it comes to getting shit done. I try and keep my mind away from excuses and feeling bad about something in order to do what I need to do. I don’t feel like training, sweating and being in ”the paincave” every day but I do it regardless. You absolutely don’t have to do the same thing that I am doing on a daily basis but let me just share some of my favorite thoughts that will get you going even when you don’t fee like it.

You don’t have to do this, you get to do this

If you’re struggling to get going, remember that unfortunately enough there will always be someone that is not able to do what you’re about to do. If you’re struggling to find it within you to workout, remember that there are loads of people out there that are physically not able to do what you do. I am damn sure they would love to be able to do the things that we can, keep that in mind next time you feel bad for yourself.

Don’t set yourself back

Whatever you’re (thinking of) procrastinating, you’re going to do it at some point in time anyway. Why not do it now? why relax? Why are you not doing it now you have time for it and enjoy the benefits of getting it done later. From experience I have learned that working hard first and than reaping the benefits is so much sweeter than procrastinating while not doing anything productive and having to do it later. If you procrastinate long enough you might end up setting you and your goals back for months. A couple of days might not seem like a big deal but that could be enough time to hinder yourself. Months from now, you’re going to be happy that you started it / did it now.

Get rid of the excuses

”My hands are hurting” is something my brain tells me almost every single day of the week. If I would be to listen to that voice do you think that’s going to make my hands hurt any less and push me to get stuff done? No, it’s only going to make it worse if anything. It would be stupid of me not to accept the fact that my hands are hurting. Like I said in the last paragraph, I know that I am going to do what I need to do anyway so I might as well shut that voice out. Not giving those thoughts a voice is the first step to ignoring it and getting your stuff done regardless of anything.

Do you want it? Just get it done!

Assuming that this is something you want, you made the decision to go after that goal. You need to put in the work otherwise the time you have already put in will have lead to nothing. If you really want it, you will have to put in hard work and forget about distractions. It shouldn’t feel like a sacrifice because you’re the one that wants it. If you really want it, I should not be the reason why you start putting in the work, you should be the reason.

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