What to do When you Lack Motivation

The holiday slump was real. This past week was a tougher one for me & after the holiday literally all of my motivation to workout went missing. โฃ
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Even though we know motivation is fleeting, it can be so easy to blame our lack thereof for missing our workouts or โ€˜๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌโ€™. โฃ
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Hereโ€™s the thingโ€ฆ youโ€™re not always going to feel motivated to workout BUT there are some things you can do to make settling back into a routine a little bit easier. โฃ
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Hereโ€™s what I did…โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ: I didnโ€™t force it, I gave myself a random rest day in the middle of the week, got in some extra steps and called it a day. โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ: I planned out my workout for the next day, scheduled it into my day, and laid out my workout clothes so I was ready. I didnโ€™t let my one day off turn into two, and then three, and then next Monday, and then starting in January. โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ: I announced that I was working out after my class while coaching. Thereโ€™s something to be said for speaking your intentions out loud, and a little public accountability can always be a good thing. โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ: I picked out something that I love doing (sumo deadlifts) and told myself I would start with those, because quite honestly the best workout for you, is the one you will do. โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ: I told myself Iโ€™d just warm up, if I wasnโ€™t feeling it I could always stop. Truth is 99% of the time the warm up is the hardest part. โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜น: I just started. โฃ
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Because at the end of the day the best way to build motivation is to take action. โฃ
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๐‰๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ. โฃ
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