How To Train At Home When You Have No Motivation

I know. It’s getting tougher and tougher to motivate ourselves to train at home. But don’t forget why you started.

Get outside if you can!

Don’t let it slip!

There is no downside to exercising or training. There are only benefits.

But you must find it deep within to keep going and not let yourself go, you need to be stronger than those subconscious thoughts that are telling you to relax and ease off.

To remind you, the most relatable key benefits currently in this situation are:

  • Increased mood
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Lower body fat
  • Better cognitive function
  • Helps you sleep better at night

Right now, I’d say that these are the most beneficial in regards to working from home or being stuck at home.

From the information I’ve gathered, there has been a big drop in participation in the last few weeks which I fully get! It’s not easy.

Most of us just want to go back to work, go to the gym and get some routine back. But the gyms won’t be open for a while yet. So you can moan about it or you can adapt.

Honestly, exercise should be something that is non-negotiable in your head. You don’t always feel like going to work but you go. Exercise should be the same. Your health is non-negotiable.

So the questions I want you to answer to yourself are:

  • Why did you start?
  • Why have you stopped?
  • What do you want to look like?
  • Is financial gain more important than your health and appearance?

We can all work 12-14 hours a day, doing work we’ve been trained to do.

That’s nothing special or above average. What separates the best from the average, is their willingness to do things that they don’t want to do.

It’s Sunday, so you can plan next week on how you intend to fit exercise in your schedule. No excuses.

When it comes to time to train, you get irritated because you can’t be arsed but then you go and do it anyway. In this instance, when it happens, because it will. Do not let your brain control you, your brain is looking for comfort, not results.

You might read this and think piss off. I would. I wouldn’t have responded well to this sort of authoritative message before either. But I knew it’s what I needed to get me to get up and do what needs to be done.

Why do you train?

You want to impress your other half? You want more attention? You want to look amazing? You want to be healthy? You want to be an alpha? You want to be better than everyone else? You want more self esteem?

Genuinely answering these questions to yourself and being honest will motivate you more than just saying ‘I’m exercising because I feel like I should’. You need a reason to go do it.

I didn’t do it for any bullshit reason, I wanted to look like I could fuck someone up if I needed too. I wanted to look good and feel confident.

That’s my genuine reason, which still to this day motivates me to train when I don’t want to.

What’s yours?

Stop pretending it’s not a priority and works more important or your ‘too busy’. You aren’t. You can fit it in. If you can’t then you need to change your priorities. You and your health should come before anything. How are you going to be the person you want to be for your loved ones if you feel frustrated, irritable and fatigued all the time?

Make yourself a priority again.

Of course, I’ve got lots of stuff you can do and I’m not asking you to pay me. I don’t work like that. I just give advice from my own experience. You can message me, DM’s are open to everyone.

If you want an online class to get stuck into, which is currently FREE. Then my good friend and former colleague who is also a personal trainer, is running a FREE online class a few times a week for a limited time. You can find his link and social media pages HERE.

No excuses. Tomorrow is a new day. Plan today, work tomorrow.

Published by Thomas Jackson Smith

Personal Trainer. Qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Exercise Referral specialist, Football coach and entrepreneur. Interested in health and fitness, exercise prescription, football, nutrition, injury prevention, recovery and mindset improvement. Any views are my own and from my own experience. Looking to build links within the blog community, replying to feedback and offering support so we can learn and grow together!

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