Fitness Motivation or Determination?
I am not a motivated person. There isn’t much that gets me out of bed to do fasted cardio 5x/week other than simply knowing I made a promise to myself. To me, motivation has an expiration date. When something simply doesn’t sound good – it’s so easy to just say “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Well, guess what…tomorrow generally comes and with that comes another excuse on why shit doesn’t get done.
Discipline is the mindset that I have to keep, period. Discipline reminds me of the promise I made to myself on the days when I’m not feeling it. I have to do it. That’s all there is to it. So, here’s a list of a few reason why discipline will always outweigh motivation when it comes to working out, health and wellness. I hope this helps someone out there who lacks the drive to just chuck it in the fuck it bucket and just get it done.
1. I don’t like being sweaty.
TMI, but I’m a hot mess of sweat when I work out. It doesn’t really matter what my workout is – I’m just sweating. If my workout happens later in the day and I still have plans or things to do that evening, I hate having to take the time to do personal hygiene, shower again, reapply makeup …and all the things a girl has to do to feel and look presentable. But I do it. I made a commitment to myself, for myself. I feel better after the workout is done (90% of the time, anyway), and I know I’m doing a service to my health and wellness.