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I’m unmotivated and can’t seem to get out of my rut! Here’s what to do!

Congratulations Heidi on your success! Super proud of you!!

I’m unmotivated and can’t seem to get out of my rut! Here’s what to do!

If you think for a moment that I wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 4 am daily and enjoy every moment – you are utterly WRONG! If you think that physically teaching sometimes four hours a day is something I look forward today in and day out – once again you are wrong! If you think that eating a piece of meat one time a day and light snacking on vegetables with zero sugar/flour intake on a daily basis – you have to be crazy.

This is my life. This is my choice. Why do I put myself through that which I do at the moment? I have a purpose and a passion that drives my motivation day in and day out. Its fucking hard doing what I am doing. It sucks most days. I somehow though find the motivation to do it. My reasons are deeply motivated though. I will not fail. I will succeed. I have seen, felt, and lived through failure and I detest it. I know what it takes to succeed and unfortunately suffering is part of it in order to succeed where others don’t.

This is the same for any worth while endeavor. I would love to go out and have a beer or two with friends and family, but I know I would never wake up at 4 am and be at my best the next day. I would love to have the cranberry fritter daily, but I know I won’t win my competition. I would love to only do my own gym workouts ONCE a day, but I would not have a thriving Shred program.

It’s the same for your weight loss as well. You have to suffer through the suck of not eating what you wish and pushing through your daily movement in order to achieve the weight you desire and keep it there. There is NO EASY WAY OUT! You have to embrace the suck and just get it done! You have to suffer through it at first and create the habits you need to succeed and get rid of the ones that prevent you from progressing. The suck is real at first. Then you develop rhythms that become normal.

I love the saying that the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change. This is the real point of motivation. If you don’t get to this point, you will never change. I know that is tough, but it is true. I had to find myself homeless, at the end of a bottle and a few very public failures in life to get me to my point today.

Action item:

Quit thinking that there will be an extrinsic motivator to change. It will have to come from within and sometimes it comes in the form of a heart attack, cancer, and other health related complications.

Are you willing to wait for those, or can you figure out now that the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change?

I’m here as a living testament that you can change, and it can be long lasting. If you need help – reach out! I’m here!

From my heart to yours – Your Trainer – C.J.

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