How many times have you awoken to the sound of your alarm and thought there’d be nothing worse than peeling off the covers and leaping out of bed?
Maybe you’ve managed to start the day off fine but somehow stumbled into a pothole halfway through that you can’t get yourself out of.
I think I’d be correct in assuming every single human has had more than one of these days in the past. And with Winter creeping up on us, it’s only going to get harder (cue fluffy blankets and dark morning blues).
But you can do it. And we’re going to tell you why.
You are stronger than you think.
Many studies have proven that there’s a strong connection between our minds and our physical performance. Which is why, when talking about fitness motivation, it makes sense to relate back to our mental state.
Say you’re running a marathon (or any kind of race). You’re in first position and you start to feel your legs cave in and your lungs tighten up, so you panic and start slowing down. Then you see another runner race up behind you. All of a sudden, your mind has switched out of its negative state and is telling your body to push through the pain, until you end the race. This is just one example of how our minds can force our bodies to be stronger, by switching up our thoughts. And it works the other way around too.
Some days are meant to be hard, otherwise life would be boring.
Life’s all about balance. Taking the good with the bad and all that jazz. There’s always going to be days you struggle more than others. As the late baseball player, Tug McGraw, said “some days you tame the tiger, and some days the tiger has you for lunch”.
What we’ve got to realise is that the bad days are just that – days. They will pass. So run yourself a nice, hot bath, grab your favourite book and convince your mind that tomorrow will be better.
Motivation comes in waves.
Nobody is motivated or energetic all the time. Most of the time, we can’t choose when our energy levels or motivation comes and when it goes. As we mentioned above, some days, no matter how hard you try, mustering a skerrick of motivation is near impossible. And that’s okay. As long as we accept that it’s just a passing phase, and don’t let our minds fall into the trap of negative thinking.
We are here to help.
If at any time you feel like your workout is too difficult, or you’re lacking the motivation to get out of bed and get on that gym gear, we’re just a phone call away. Our lives are built around motivating others, it’s what we love doing! So don’t ever feel like you’re being a burden or a pain.