Finding the Motivation

Have you ever been in a “funk” where you couldn’t even motivate yourself to do something? 

I, for one, have found myself in this situation plenty of times. I like to think that I am a very motivated, self-driven young woman… however when I am not in the mood to do something, I am not in the mood.

This does not label you as a lost cause. 

A lot of young women find themselves in this situation when it comes to exercising. If you’re anything like me, chances are you are going to try to push off going to the gym until the very last second… only to get to that last second and have zero motivation to get up and go. Why does this happen?

It’s simple…you have no motivation.

Maybe it’s the fear of change, fear of failure, or maybe you just don’t know where to start. Everyone has there own personal reasons for not doing something… that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take action.

Being in college, there are a lot of distractions that can keep you from getting certain things that you want done… well done. Whether it’s a friend of yours asking you to drop whatever it is that you are doing to go and get something to eat with her or simply homework that won’t finish itself.

If you do not have the right mindset or motivation to exercise, chances are you will not be making it to the gym.

I am going to list three pointers that I think will help motivate you to get up and get active:

-Get Yourself a Purpose: find out what it is that you want to accomplish and then chase after it like a mad woman.

-Surround Yourself with Accountability Partners: getting in shape and getting a good workout in starts with a friend. It’s easier and a lot more enjoyable to go to the gym or even just take a walk around campus with a friend.

-Start Small: if you think you’ll become overwhelmed with achieving so much in such a little time, step back and focus on making one small, tiny step. It’s easier to conquer obstacles in smaller doses. This is how change begins. 

Everything I listed above is not “guaranteed to work.” However, I found the three pointers listed above to be very beneficial to my own fitness. Whenever I am feeling un-motivated, I always refer back to those three pointers… and then I make something shake. I get up and I get active!



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