When you’re feeling tired and sluggish, the last thing you want to do is workout or go for a walk. It’s a bad cycle you can get into. You don’t eat great, don’t workout very much, therefore you don’t feel like eating well and working out. The bad food you’re eating or the lack of movement has made your motivation completely go. I get it. But feeling sluggish with no energy doesn’t mean you should do nothing about it. An abundance of energy, and feeling good is only a week away from now, if you start now.
Use those feelings of sluggishness as big warning signs that you’re not taking care of yourself. Life is to be lived, and to be lived full of passion and vitality! Do you want to spend the rest of your life finding it difficult to get up off the couch?
Do you not want to feel light, with a spring in your step ready to have a great day? This is all just a short week away, if you choose now to take action even if you’re not in the mood. Doing things in spite of how you’re feeling is the only way to get what you want.
A lot of people talk about getting out of your comfort zone and we all think of bungee jumping or public speaking. But getting out of your comfort zone is also getting up off the coach and working out. It’s doing things when you’re not in the mood. If we all waited to be in the mood to do something, we’d never get it done. I am very rarely, ever in the form to workout, yet I absolutely love everything about working out. But our minds haven’t been built to think ‘Oh yay’! every time we’re about to do a workout. It fights, kicking and screaming, sometimes until the very end of the workout. But that’s OK. It’s not important. It’s not a sign that you shouldn’t workout, it’s a sign that you can tell that part of your brain to shut up!
So if you’re feeling sluggish and tired right now with no motivation, go and grab a pen and paper, and let’s take some action right now.
Right down the date of the the start of your action plan.
What is your action plan? How many meals? Snacks? Litres of water? Workouts? Walks? What type of workouts do you need to do? What’s your lifestyle like and when can you fit it in?
There is no such thing as no time. You prioritise time for yourself or you don’t. If you’re serious about this, you get up earlier if you need to, go to bed earlier, you ditch the excuses and you make it happen.
Don’t waste your own time doing something if you’re not going to commit to yourself. And by commitment I mean not quitting when things get tough.
You are in or you are out. You’re committed to never giving up or you’re not. You acknowledge there will be ups and downs, or you use your blips as a reason to stop. It all stops with you and if you are committed or not.
Write your goals, your action steps and your reasons why. My ‘why’, is that I love being healthy. It’s very important to me to be a good role model to my family and maybe even more importantly, I really strive to be a good role model to myself. I want to live my life a healthy, happy kind, decent person. I want to talk straight, say what I mean and mean what I say. Working out and being healthy makes it so easy to do all that.
Plan your week around your health. at roughly at the same times every day. Keep the healthy habits going. Revolve your day around a walk and a workout.
I hope you find this helpful,
Jessica Cooke X
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