I have had several conversations of late regarding “I’ve lost motivation”. This isn’t coming from new folks beginning a New Year’s Resolution diet. This is coming from long-term fitness friends that are simply a little burned out.
It happens. This thing called burn out. It usually shows up a few days after you know you should be back to your fitness routine but for some reason only you know, you just can’t muster your mojo. You know, that old feeling that creeps in and settles after holidays or some other stressful happening in your life.
This is a list of a few things that have helped me push past that burn out phase each time it happens.
-1 Remember why you started all of this in the first place. For you and only you. That place deep inside that drives you to be better than you were yesterday.
-2 Change things up a bit. It could be as simple as downloading new music for your workouts. It could be a hard as switching from lifting to CrossFit or group fitness classes.
-3 Get to the gym and spend 15 minutes working out. Odds are you’ll stay for a whole lot longer.
-4 Get together with your fitness friends. Have everyone bring a healthy dish and let them help you remember what you want to accomplish.
-5 Get off your butt and quit making excuses. You know you want it, just get busy.