I cannot find a lick of motivation to work out, however. None. Life is not easy right now on a personal level. I am facing some challenges that are bringing me down and rather than rise above them and kick butt, I am letting them overwhelm my day (day after day). This is not good.
How do you get motivated to get up and get going and work out when you feel so blah?
I think the answer is, who cares? You don't need MOTIVATION. You don't need to WANT to do it. You don't need to FEEL happy about doing it. You don't need INSPIRATION. You don't need EXCITEMENT.
I think you need to just get up out of your chair and do it anyway, despite a lack of enthusiasm or energy.
I think once you do it, you feel good about it.
I think once you do it and feel good about it, you get a little less reluctant to do it the next time.
I think once you do it a few times, you start to reap the benefits which then MOTIVATES you to keep going.
So the answer to "How do you get motivated to work out?" may be "WORK OUT." Motivation comes from the RESULTS of the doing. It doesn't precede the doing!
So what I may need is discipline and commitment to my goals. Discipline to get up and do it anyway, whether I feel like it or not. Like most things in my world, the answer always comes down to TAKE ACTION.
Stop thinking, analyzing, and dare I say it....blogging. Get off my derierre and just do it. And I'll jot down "discipline" as a future blog topic. Ugh. I think the time has come to tackle that monster, too.