Thursday, January 15, 2015
Lack of Motivation? Yep, Me Too :)
It seems like forever since I posted a 10 x 10 Thursday, in fact I think the last one was way back in December when I posted ten of them while I was in Sweden. As I started taping today my motivation was just to express some of the feelings I was having and the traditional 10 x 10 rest intervals were not going to give me the time (or breath) to say some things I wanted to say.
I think I'm going to switch up Thursday workouts to On The Minute (OTM) 10-20 swing rep workouts. That way if there is something on my mind that I want to talk about then I'll get the chance to share some thoughts and train at the same time. That being said if you want to train along with me for 6 minutes, either as a warm up, a cool down, or a short and sweet session please feel free to complete any rep count that is challenging or comfortable for you. I set the Gym Boss in the background every 30 seconds so you can hear when it's time start and to stop swinging ;).
The subject that I wanted to talk about this morning was that when it comes to exercising regularly we all have to find our way doing the training and practice that motivates us individually. Motivation is fueled with a pay off, whether that pay off is seeing the changes in our physical bodies, feeling the change in our work capacity and overall strength and health, or maybe it's just fun! Maybe it's the group or friends we look forward to exercising with, or maybe it's wearing cute workout clothes! Whatever movement / workout motivates you to never miss your practice is the right one for you.
I found the right one for me. Training kettlebells does so many of the things I listed, if not all of them! But that's just me :) It may not be for you.
Swings may not be for you, but I believe that you must choose some way to move your body, if you can, because as we get older, fatter, and weaker, our choices get fewer. You may not have the same beliefs as I do, but I've been on both sides of the fence. I've been extremely overweight and out of shape, and I'm currently a much better body weight and I think I'm pretty fit and strong and there is no way in hell I'm going back. Every part of my life is better, even on my worst days. Motivation to workout is not what's lacking, motivation to try and motivate others is.
Maybe that's not my job. I'll shut up now.