A lot of people say I have a lot of motivation for a good workout (or I’m insane, a lunatic, obsessed…the list does go on!) It is a priority for me (though saying that I feel I have done less recently!). I do make myself get out of bed at the crack of dawn when often both hubby and the baby are in bed, still asleep. It’s dark and cold and yes I often really don’t want to go but I do. That motivation is undoubtedly strong. You need strong thoughts to get up and workout! You can work out at home or at the gym. Anything helps!!
It is hard when you have little ones to fit in fitness, especially if you work or have a partner who works late. This is compounded by dark nights and cold weather. It is so much easier to roll over and snooze and a little longer or start a Facebook chat in my case!
I was thinking about my motivation and the thoughts that get me up and out of bed. I thought I would share them with you in the hope I could motivate you too!!
Get Up and Workout
These are 5 of the thoughts I have just after the alarm goes off at 6am:
– I’m getting it over with – if you get up and get it done, it is DONE! No need to think about it later after work or when the kids are in bed. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy exercise but I need these thoughts.
– Exercise really does invigorate you and boost your mood. Sometimes I have had the worst night’s sleep but I make myself exercise and I genuinely do feel so much better. It’s also easy to be a bit lazier in the day after a good workout.
– The house or gym is usually very quiet first thing in the morning and you can get your workout done in peace. It’s nice to get up early and have no kids all over me.
– Think about that lovely filling breakfast you can have when you are done. I always have a boiled egg and toast when I get home and it always tastes even better after the gym. Sometimes I may even have pancakes or a smoothie!
You might like these recipes here –
– Strawberry and Raspberry Protein Smoothie
– I will have fun once I’m there. The banter, someone yelling at me to work harder and the actual exercise. It is a good laugh in the end.
It’s tough to get in the zone but motivation is all in the mind so power through the slug and get up and exercise. You will feel better for it!
For me as well as the thoughts I have when I wake up, I have my long-term goals. Getting my body back after a baby and losing weight.
You maybe interested in these posts here:
– Losing Your Baby Weight – Yes, You Can.
Thanks so much for sharing this. I can’t remember the last time I exercised (outside of lots of walking!) and I really miss that endorphin rush and the other pros you just mentioned. Maybe it’s time to get the trainers back out….
Thanks for sharing
Oh thanks Laura – good to know!! Good luck and hope you enjoy x
You’re so right. If you have the right perspective then it’s half the battle won. I may call this month MOVE-ember. See what I did there? Yep, I’ll keep the day job…!x #sundaystars
What a great idea! Good luck lovely x
I try and make fitness a priority too. I agree it makes you feel so much better when it is done so I remember that feeling when I am battling with whether to stay and have a cup of tea or going for a run or to the gym. The gym wins 9 times out of 10 #sundaysstars X
Ah that’s good to know…you do feel so much better! x
I really need to get motivated to working out again! I have let myself go so much in the past few months x
aww worth getting going again eh? x
These are great motivations. I really need to get back into the swing of exercising again, I’ll have to remember these! Thanks for linking up with #sundaystars x
Thanks lots and for hosting x