Losing Motivation? Trying to fight the Winter Blahs!


I know that January & February are historically the months when the gym is the most crowded, everyone is extremely motivated & New Years Resolutions are flying high! I find myself in a different place…

Winter and its weather has taken a certain amount of energy and motivation out of my Winter Bluesworkouts. I have lost interest in sucking it up and going to workout outside. I can already hear most of you yelling at me – ‘Suck it up!’ or ‘You warm up so fast once you get moving.’ Oh I know…I just really don’t want to!  Here in Atlanta we have had a lot of rain, add that to 34 degree weather = BLAH! It doesn’t snow much here…it is just gross outside. Therefore I go to the gym. This leads me to my second problem this winter…

I own my own business and work & family dictate when I get to go to the gym. Typically my gym times are after lunch. For those of you who don’t usually get to the gym in the early afternoon, there is not much going on then…YOU have to motivate YOU…no classes or group exercise.

For whatever reason, my motivation is running low…I am feeling like I am on an island. I go to the gym; I put on my headphones and create my workout…alone. My job is motivating everyone around me…I am a trainer and that is my passion.

I need something new! I need motivation! I need to fall back in love with the gym! I need to schedule my day better and add fitness to my schedule and not when it fits in! Does anyone feel the same way I do?

What are you doing to stay motivated?

What is an athlete to do?

Share your stories in the comment section or on Facebook or Twitter.

@StrongandFitMom

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About strengthinmoms

I am the proud mom of two beautiful boys.  During my first pregnancy I exercised somewhat but didn’t know how to adjust to my changing body.  Eventually I just stopped and let my pregnancy take over because I thought the aches and pains were telling me to stop.  When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I was told I needed to stop teaching cardio kickboxing and go easy during bootcamp.  I was very frustrated and confused.  I was pregnant, not injured?!  So I did my research and found out that I was right - I CAN do all of the things I was doing!  I just needed to be in tune with my body and listen to it.  I maintained my fitness levels, my core and total body strength and my relaxed state of mind.  I knew that being a mom did not mean letting go of who I am - a Strong and Fit Woman.  I deserved an hour a day to focus on my mind & body and ultimately my baby and family as well. * My passion in life is to help moms get fit and maintain their strength throughout their pregnancy and beyond.  * I am the owner of Strength in Moms - Prenatal & Postpartum Personal Training in Atlanta, GA
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