The Motivation to Continue When You Just Don’t Wanna

I know I’m not the only one. I know we all reach points of burnout or defeat. Some days we just lack the motivation to even want to do what seems at times the ‘easiest’ of workouts or exercise routines. Maybe you have a lot going on in your personal life. Perhaps your job is working your last nerve (trust me I can relate). How about this, maybe you just simply aren’t feeling it right now. I have news for you.

It’s okay.

We all have our reasons why we run. Why we fitness. Why we do the things we do. If ever you find yourself in this space, remember why you started your journey in the first place. Remember the sense of pride and accomplishment you feel when you complete an activity or set a new personal best. Visualize your family, your supporters, your friends cheering for you. Affirm that the workouts and runs and perceived torture you put yourself through is doing amazing things for your physical and mental health.

I know all of this is easier said than done sometimes. TRUST ME I KNOW. But your will to continue and succeed are far stronger than any other negative thought. Honestly, sometimes we just need a break and to step back a reset. I do that often. But breaks can’t last for too long. Take the time you need but also evaluate your next steps and goals. What am I going to do next? Where is this going to take me? How can I enhance this experience? Who can I talk to or work with to help make my goals and dreams a reality? Ask yourself these questions and make a plan and go for it. That’s what I did.

I got tired of being in a rut. I reached out to people. I made some plans. And now I am on my way to being a stronger faster me. There is no goal to large or small.

Life does this really interesting thing where it ebb and flows. There will be extreme highs and some interesting lows. What is important is that we keep our third eye open and focused on the things that matter and that are important to US. I try to remember that bad times don’t last. Think of it as running a race and you go through a tunnel and loose connectivity to your GPS watch and satellites. It’s a complete pain in the rear, but eventually, you adapt recalculate in your mind and continue your race. You don’t let your watch being .21 miles off completely derail you do you? If you do…I’ll talk about that in another post 😉

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