Motivation Monday

How in the heck do you find motivation when it’s negative degrees outside, the roads stink, and it’s a perfect day for hot cocoa and movies?

That’s a tough question!

One thing that helps me is the that exercise makes me warm! My apartment is cold so I try to get up and do a few exercises every little bit to ramp up my internal temperature. Another motivational trick of mine is somewhat vain, but it works: I like the way I look and feel after a workout, and I really like hot cocoa and lattes so burning calories is worth the 20-30 minutes of hardcore exercise!

Other things that help increase motivation:

A goal. Need one? Here’s a list of 101!

Music. I’m digging “Thinking About You” by Calvin Harris ft. Ayah Marar

A new workout. A 10-minute quick, total-body, fat-burning workout.

A mantra. I like: “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.” And this one: “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” –Christian D. Larson


Figure out what you need and do it! You are worth it!