Motivation to Workout: It's Time To Take Action
Do you lack the motivation to workout? And when it comes to prepping meals do you lack the desire to get your ass in the kitchen? Are you sitting there waiting for motivation to hit you?
If that opening headline described you, then I'm sure you know all too well that the motivation to workout or prep meals rarely materialises out of thin air.
How many times have you sat on the sofa saying to yourself,
"I'll just watch the end of this and THEN I'll go to the gym."
Or maybe it's something like,
"I'm just not in the mood to cook. I don't feel like it today. I'll get up and do it first thing in the morning."
Deep down in your heart of hearts you know you're just kidding yourself. The end of that TV show will come and you won't budge an inch from that warm and comfortable sofa.
And as for the cooking, well tomorrow comes but the meals you promised yourself you'd cook never materialise.
But so what? One day off from the gym is fine isn't it? You even tell yourself it'll do you some good. And you can always pick something up from work for lunch, so no great shakes there either.
Well, the reality isn't that simple. That afternoon spent whiling away a few hours ploughing through the box sets on Amazon Prime isn't an isolated incident is it? And I bet you've skipped that meal prep more than once before.
Where does this all lead?
Ultimately, it leads to you going off track and, in some cases, it leads to you never even getting off the starting blocks. You've false started and got yourself thrown out of the race before the gun sounds.
Those visions you have of that ripped and toned beach body seem a distant dream now.
What's the root cause?
The root cause of the problem is that you think Motivation = Action. You believe that a wave of motivation to workout is going to hit you like a Tsunami, washing all those good vibes over you And making you spring into life and start chasing those goals.
The principle of motivation leading to action is flawed. And in this article I'll tell you why and what you can do about it to put yourself into a different mindset. You'll be moving forward with a new level of motivation to workout that you didn't think was in you.