This post may not be for everyone but it will help someone.
“I just don’t have the motivation at home.”
Good. Because you don’t need motivation at home. Does it help? Sure. But it’s not required.
You just need a daily schedule, a daily plan, a daily discipline, a daily course of action… whatever you want to call it, you need it, especially when motivation is lacking.
About a year ago, during a conversation with a client, I told the client about a comment I heard someone say in the lines of “well, it’s easy for the coaches to work out.”
It’s not true. It’s just as hard for coaches to be motivated, to stay disciplined, to just get off the couch and “get it in.” It’s not easier for coaches because they are coaches or more fit or more motivated or more disciplined. That’s a myth.
So, how do they do it?
Set your schedule and take it one item at a time.
It doesn’t have to be by the minute. It doesn’t have to be filled back to back to back. I just needs to have a rhythm, a flow that is set up to not overwhelm you.
Personally, pre-corona, my mornings would be slower, I’d get the kids breakfast, let them watch TV for a bit, drop them off at school, then head to the gym to workout for an hour or a little more which would put me into “flow state” and then I’d immediately go into my work for the day. Working out helps get me into work mode, for other people, it doesn’t. But, things have changed so I have needed to change my daily schedule. The kids don’t have daycare so I can’t drop them off and go right to working out. I need to watch them during most of the morning while Mike works. I could wake up early and workout but I know in times of stress, my mind is more important than my fitness so my FIRST priority it to get 8 hours of sleep each night.
So, long story short, my routine has changed. Do I enjoy it? I enjoy the workout, I don’t enjoy doing it at different times of day then I’m used to. But… it’s on my schedule. It’s an item to check off. It’s something that I know I need and want to do during this time of crisis.
If YOU need help creating a rhythm, a daily schedule, reach out to your coach for help. They can be your accountability buddy or find another member to join the zoom classes with.
Put your workout on your CALENDAR.
You all are used to driving to the gym, being there an hour and driving home.
Now, you just have to log in 5 mins early and knock out 40 mins and that’s it.
No motivation required… just put it on your calendar and make it happen.