This evening I want to talk about finding motivation to workout. Lately, I feel like I just don't want to do it. I find myself making excuse upon excuse or telling myself "there's always tomorrow". Well, unfortunately, tomorrow keeps coming and I keep being a lazy piece (of you know what).
Working out ignites such an amazing feeling in me, but I just lack the discipline to actually get myself into the gym. Once I'm there, I'm good to go. One thing I do know is that when I do actually get into the gym, I'm happy. I feel proud of myself and I don't want the workout to end. When it finally does, I want to keep going. And then I skip 4 days because I'm "too busy" or "too tired", which results in me feeling like a loser.
Today me and BF spent about 2.5 hours in the gym. My workout looked a little something like this:
5 min. on eliptical
5 min. on bike
3 sets of seated calve raises @ 45lb., 55lb., 70lb.
3 sets of incline bench press @ 65lb., 70lb., 70lb.
3 sets of resistance bicep curls @ 50lb., 60lb, 70lb.
3 sets of resistance tricept push @ 50lb., 60lb., 70lb.
3 sets of row @ 60lb., 75lb., 75lb.
3 sets of bicep curls w/ dumbells @ 17.5lb., 20lb., 22.5lb.
2 sets of tricept curls w/ dumbells @ 15lb.
2 sets of sit ups using incline bench
.5 miles incline- 8 speed- 3.5
.5 miles incline- 1 speed- 6.5
.5 miles incline- 6 speed- 3.5
.5 miles incline- 1 speed- 6.6
.5 miles incline- 4 speed- 3.8
.5 miles incline- 0 speed- 7.0
.5 miles incline- 3 speed- 3.6
I looked like a
Now- the one thing that I have never ever ever ever (idk if that's even enough evers) enjoyed, was running. I absolutely cannot stand the process of it, but I absolutely love the way it makes me feel when I'm done! Today, as I was hopping onto the treadmill, I looked up, and noticed a certain movie was on, and although I am not a fan of the movie, it was the perfect motivation I needed to bust my ass. What movie was it, you ask?
Step Up 2 The Streets. And of course, the scene that was playing the moment I see it? The infamous "it just so happened to start raining but we're gonna battle anyway because it will make for a good movie" scene. Of course, the acting is totally unreal and cheesey, but I do give the dancers credit because they are badass. I could never dance like that. I may or may not have tried before. Just don't tell anyone, k? So I'm watching this scene unfold, and it gets to this part:
THIS BITCH! Look at her body! NOT. FAIR. But, as jelly as I am... I used her hot bod as motivation and kept telling myself through my run that I'll never look like that unless I get my butt moving. So moving I got. Now... I just have to keep it up. And not stop.
My main fitness goals are to tone up my mid-section, my back, and my inner thighs. I can do that, right? Maybe one day I'll look a little something like this pretty lady:
NOT! Yikes... I could never. Just... um... okay I'll just stop right now before this gets a little out of hand.
So, the whole point of this post is to share with you that I have trouble finding motivation to keep pushing. I am constantly looking for ways to keep my head up, and keep going. Right now, my mantra is Never Quit, and Just keep going, and I'll look like "her". While I never want to be anybody other than me, a hot bod would be nice :-)
Question of the night:
Do you struggle finding motivation?
What helps you get/stay motivated to workout?