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 workouts. 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?
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