When motivation is NOT the problem...


You really like to move your body! You enjoy it! When you think about your most fit self you recall lots of good type feelings?

Why can't you get-yourself-to-the-gym-pop-in-that-DVD-get-on-that-treadmill-go-for-a-walk?

Well...maybe your life has shifted. Maybe your new job is in a different location, or you have kiddos, or you are in a different climate, new partner, post-surgery...Things shift, we fall in love, we make mammals, we move!

There are three big things that help you navigate your day.

Your systems, the how you do stuff. The sequence, the procedure, the steps.

Your structures, the physical environment, the materials you will use, and also what you do.  A little backfill here, the "why" you are doing it is going to be a strong influence here.

Your schedule, when and for how long.

These three things can help create success, even more so than motivation.

Over the next few weeks, I will break these down a bit...To get started you need to identify the very firstest step.  The next concrete thing to do!

I am going to start with locale...kinda like planning a wedding, or event, once you pick where the rest becomes a bit clearer. YES, you can have a pirate-themed wedding with goldfish treasure chest fish bowl centerpieces, but you got to have a place so everyone can know where to go!

At home, or at a gym?

If at a gym feels like the right fit, your action today is to look at gyms, find one that fits your financial, travel time, child care, and chosen-form-of-move-your-body (class, free weights, and/or equipment) needs.  That is your workout! Keep at it, schedule time to do this thing.  It's your very first action item.

If at home, where do you have space? You don't need a ton of space, a yoga or exercise mat's worth.  Are you gonna listen to music?  Do you have a spot to plug in your phone or laptop? Are you going to stream workouts or DVD's, make sure you have a chair for or good view or spot for your phone-laptop-TV And it can be a convertible space (the living room, your bedroom). You can just gather your gear in a basket, or box.  Your action item is to scope it out! Where is a space that can be your mini-gym for a few hours a week?

Don't worry about the what or how long or whether or not you will succeed.  You totally will succeed. Just first pick a location where said success will take place.

Feel free to share where you work out best if this resonates, and tell me your next tiny tine step!