Lacking Motivation to Workout?

Lacking Motivation to Workout?

I couldn’t sleep last night.
I think I’m coming down with the flu.
I couldn’t find my yoga mat.
My ankle hurts.
The builders are coming at 9 am.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I heard it all. Whether you call them excuses or explanations, they serve only one purpose. They make us feel better.

But do we? Regularly skipping your workout, especially after crossing into your 40s, is only doing one thing – it saps your energy, affects your mood and eventually gives you that dreaded midlife belly! 😧

I’d be doing my clients no favour if I told them it’s ok to go two weeks without ever rolling out their workout mat. It’s not and what usually happens is that two weeks turn into four and one month into several. Before you know it, the dress you wanted to wear to your friend’s birthday no longer fits and you’re contemplating staying home on your sofa in your comfy pants feeling sorry for yourself.

It’s not the one workout that will get you into that new dress, it’s consistency and determination.
It’s getting up and getting on with it. Even when it’s still dark outside or cold, even when you’re tired and your joints hurt.

It’s pushing through your resistance. “Den inneren Schweinehund überwinden” as we say in Germany.

You’ll be surprised how quickly your trousers start feeling looser and you rediscover some muscles you haven’t seen in years.

  • You no longer need 3 cups of coffee to get through the morning.
  • You wake up with a smile on your face (and no longer like a grumpy old bag).
  • You love living life again (not only after the second glass of Pino).

See, you get all of THAT for no longer finding excuses!

I know how tough it is to be consistent. I know that sometimes working out is the last thing you want to do. And I know you know you’re supposed to “just get on with it” but everything in life makes it so bloody hard.

Here are my top 3 tips to get over the hurdle:

  1. Start small. Frantically planning to go to the gym 5 times a week isn’t getting you anywhere. Plan one or two smaller sessions at home and slowly increase it from there.
  2. Get some nice workout clothes. There’s nothing more motivating than slipping into your hot pink leggings before you roll out your yoga mat.
  3. Workout first thing in the morning before the day takes hold of you and things can get in the way.

That’s why I’m here. And what I do is offer you a different way of exercising that makes it so much easier with less resistance to regularly put on your gym clothes and see results!

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