Categories : Mindset Motivation


What motivates you?

daily-motivation-JM-FitnessThe other day I did not want to go to the gym, well actually there have been a few days that I really do not want to go to the gym. Unsure smileyWell honestly, I never really want to go to the gym, but the last couple days have been really tough . . .

Take the other day for example, I got up about 6:30am absolutely exhausted from being kept awake all night with the snoring and farting coming from the warthog next to me. WarthogBlue umbrella

Lie on the sofaThere were a million reasons I wanted to keep my jim-jams on and have a lazy morning. I had a new book on my kindle, a new DVD from Tesco’s, the night before’s episode of Eastenders to watch, it was raining, and I just plain old wanted to lie on the sofa with my duvet . . .

So what did I do? Did I take the morning off even though it wasn’t a scheduled rest day? Or did I suck it up and hit the gym? Do you really have to ask? I laced up my trainers and went to the gym, duh!

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exercise_motivationCan You Find The Motivation?

surprised smileyI hear a lot of people say they just can’t find the motivation to get to the gym, and lots of these same people ask me how I get the motivation to go to the gym every day.

The answer usually surprises them . . .

I don’t!

Yep! You read that right, I’m not always motivated to go to the gym, or spend my Sundays thinking about what food I’m having for the for the week, but I do it. If I only did things I was motivated to do, my time would be spent doing nothing but hanging out on Facebook, eating granola & yoghurt, and watching ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’, and though that sounds like an awesome morning, its no way to live, day in and day out.

dont waitEvery day I do stuff I’m not motivated to do . . .

Get out of bed, put on underwear (well most days I put them on!), brush my teeth, iron my clothes, go to work, blah, blah, blah. Who is seriously motivated to do all that crap . . ?getting into a routine

And I’m sorry but if you say you jump out of bed every day psyched to iron clothes you’re a liar, no one loves clothes more than me, and even I’m not motivated to iron, especially if there are pleats involved!!

We all do what we have to do, especially as mums (I know you think making your kids lunch every day is a big pain in the rear, but don’t worry I won’t rat you out), I just think of going to gym as one of the things I need to do . . .Tuna sandwich

And I do need to go to the gym, it’s not a want, it’s a need. It’s stress release, it’s precious me time, it has become vital to my sanity (I use the term sanity loosely, because there are plenty of people out there who would claim I lost any and all sanity a long time ago, to them I say just imagine how bad I would be if I didn’t have my outlet).

I don’t want to presume to tell you what you need, but I think you need to go to the gym. 😀


excusePlan of action . . .

Seriously, for the next four weeks its not “I’ll go to the gym if I can find the time”, it’s “I’m going to the gym”. As soon as you finish reading this, schedule your workouts . . .

We all know you can find the time, and once its scheduled you have to do it, no ifs, ands, or buts. White TrainersEven if you have a negative four on the motivation scale, make yourself go, its non-negotiable. 🙂

Hopefully after four weeks you’ll have developed a nice little habit for yourself, and if you haven’t maybe you’ll at least lose a couple inches and be inspired enough to keep it up.

Motivation quote

Either way let me know, and also let me know how (if) you keep yourself motivated!

If YOU cannot find the energy to drag yourself to the gym and need some serious motivation, please, please, get in-touch with me – don’t delay, do it NOW!!

I know exactly how you are feeling… I also know how to help you get your MoJo back – I’ve helped thousands of people do just that over the last ten years – I can help you too! 😉

Jo (munching on granola!) Matthews xx 😆

01323 441704 / Contact me here

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