If you have trouble getting motivated sometimes, ask yourself why you train. Also realize that motivation is fleeting and elusive. We all have trouble sometimes!
My top two reasons for training:
💪To save my own day. No, really. I can’t tell you how many times picking up a weight or doing some pull-ups saved me from tears, from falling apart and from myself. It gives me clear thinking. It also gives me the confidence I need to do the things I think I can’t do.
💪To get strong! I’m 44 and still wondering how much stronger I can be. Would I like to look better? Of course, don’t we all? But honestly, there are many feats of strength (say, a pull-up with a 53# bell) I would take over having 6-pack abs. And…see the first reason. It doesn’t really matter how you look if you don’t feel good on the inside.
A long time ago I discovered that focusing on how I feel instead of how I look would keep me “motivated” for a much longer and more interesting fitness journey. I call it working from the inside out. Aaaaaand, I’m still a work in progress. I always will be.
So, no need to panic if your motivation tends to come and go. And know that your why might just be an everyday kinda thing — ultimately I just said — I WANNA FEEL GOOD! And while that’s real simple, I know how much power that has!