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No Motivation, No Problem

I'm not motivated

gym motivationI believe many people are waiting for motivation to show up – as if they can’t make any progress without it. Feeling motivated comes and goes, so you can’t rely on it to keep you going. Science, however, is constant. The work you put in will always reap a reward. If you are one of those people who keep waiting to “feel” motivated, STOP. Stop wasting precious time waiting on a feeling to show up. Instead, use your noggin. Focus on the facts. Focus on the reward, not the work.

Although there are times I feel energized to run, and jacked to lift – they are too few and far between to rely on those feelings to keep me going. So, I rely on routine, discipline, commitment and follow through to get me where I want to be.

gym motivationWhy do I focus on motivational quotes and photos to help others? Because I’m the most unmotivated person I know. I know what I have to tell myself day after day to get to the gym. I know what it takes to talk myself out of ordering french fries. Fitness does not come easy for me. I’d rather lay on the beach and eat a burger like this chick! But I know how it will make me feel afterwards, and it ain’t pretty. Do you want to know where all my motivational quotes come from? They come from my own daily struggles, lessons learned and many failures.

Feeling motivated can be pretty magical, but being disciplined is way more powerful. No matter how you feel or how you perform, as long as you keep showing up and doing the work, you WILL get the reward. Keep Showing Up.

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  1. Caren Carla

    I personally think that if a person has some eager to gain something than there is no need to motivate him.

  2. Jo Proia

    Great blog

  3. Sarah Danial

    I always tell myself to stop “waiting” for something (which is just an excuse and gets you nowhere). I had to organize my life so that it’s not “I don’t feel like exercising today” it’s actually part of my morning routine, like brushing my teeth.

  4. Meysam

    Yes, but In some circumstances it is the only way….!! like me

  5. The Dose of Reality

    Fantastic post. LOVE your motivational graphic. LOVE IT! It’s just telling it like it is!

  6. james

    If you really wait around for motivation
    alot of things in life will never get done.

  7. godlifit

    Love this! Great post, very encouraging and a good to remember.

  8. NeverAPerfectTime

    If I had waited for motivation this morning I would’ve never worked out!

  9. Jill

    Liking the honesty in your motivational quote. You don’t have to be all joyful all the time…doing the workout and getting it done in a consistent manner is a key part of it.

  10. Kat Farres

    MY main 3 motivators sit by the front door next to their leashes every morning :) Walk the BEAST and the furry beasts too ^..^ ^..^ ^..^ >^..^< Kat and the OZ BelgianZ in KSville down 135 lbs !

  11. Jessie Loudner (@JessLoudner)

    Great post!

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