What (or who) do you workout for?
I love to workout. It’s why I made a career of it. BUT there are days when I just don’t feel like doing it. I’d rather stay home and read a book or meet up with friends after a long day at work. It happens to all of us. And sometimes that’s okay. Sometimes we need a day off. But the next time you feel like this, I strongly encourage you to think about who or what you’re working out for. Because that can make all the difference.
Several years ago, I started to “dedicate” my daily workout to someone. It could be anyone. A loved one. A friend. Someone going through a rough time. Someone who was ill and couldn’t workout themselves. When I didn’t feel like working out for myself. I would do it for them. It would get me through the last set or the last mile. It would make me work harder and push further.
So the next time you fall into the “I’m too tired trap”, do it for someone else. And somehow, you’ll likely find yourself sweaty and with a smile on your face at the end of it.