Let’s talk about motivation. Some people are motivated by money, by a fancy dinner or little present to themselves. Usually something tangible – a reward.
So what about exercise? It can be challenge to get up to workout or get up energy to workout after a full day in the office. Sure you get the kick on endorphins but the instant gratification of something tangible isn’t there.
SO motivation isn’t really what you need to stick to an exercise routine. It’s discipline.
Discipline – the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior.
You create your own code of behavior. And sometimes that means habit stacking (see my last post).
More often than not, you just need to go do the damn thing. It may not be the most opportune time, but just get it done. Maybe that’s getting up at 4 or 5am or maybe that’s after that work or after your kids go to bed. Or even while your kid is at practice or during your lunch. Whenever you decide – YOU DO IT. DONT THINK!
I love the 5 second rule from Mel Robbins. Count 5-4-3-2-1 and GO dont think just move. I HIGHLY recommend you watch this video. She explains the science behind this method and why it works.
SO next time instead of questioning if the time is right – count 5-4-3-2-1 and GO!