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People often ask me about motivation – how to find it so they can take action even when they don’t feel like doing anything healthy.


Turns out I have some helpful thoughts on the topic of finding motivation. Let’s get into it!


First, it’s a great question! We all feel a lack of motivation sometimes, and by addressing it head-on, it shows you’re looking for solutions rather than excuses. So, bravo!


Enthusiasm comes and goes, so you can’t rely on it to just reliably “be there” every day. Instead, you must accept that motivation hides sometimes – and then learn ways to find it, grow it, and call it into action.


  1. Remember Your Why: What got you started on this fitness journey? If you’re not sure, take some time to crystallize your reason – an upcoming event, your health, or a general desire to feel better. It’s up to you. Then keep it accessible at all times. And when you’re having one of those “I don’t wanna” days, remember your why and let it get you going.
  2. Set Clear Goals: Goals provide direction and purpose. Break them down into smaller milestones, celebrating each victory along the way. Seek progress, not perfection.
  3. Find Your Tribe: Surround yourself with others who make you feel good about what you’re doing. They’ll deliver inspiration and hold you accountable.
  4. Try New Stuff. Variety is the spice of life, and the same is true for fitness. If you’re in a rut, then break out with different activities. Take a yoga class, go for a hike, or find a pool for lap swimming. The fresh perspective might be just what you need.
  5. Focus on the Feeling: Instead of fixating on external outcomes, like weight loss, remember how exercise makes you feel. Maybe you get a rush of endorphins or a sense of accomplishment. Maybe you have more energy and sleep better. Remember, no one has ever said, “I regret that workout.”
  6. Ups and Downs: Be gentle with yourself. Some days are better than others. You don’t have to be 100% all the time. Just keep putting in the effort and results will come.


See, you don’t run out of motivation, like some limited fuel source. It’s limitless. You just have to work at keeping it accessible and active.


To do or not to do? That is the question, and you already know the answer!