Welcome to the fourth instalment of Michelle Bridges Mini Series. Check out the first there here:
The words “motivation is a crock” came out of Michelle’s mouth and I was pretty surprised I will admit. Before we get anybodies knickers in a knot lets clear some things up. She said it is great if you have motivation- good on you, use it! But she’s saying you don’t need it. Basically, just turn up and see what happens. I guess she was saying this in response to the typical excuse, oh but I’m so unmotivated!
I’m not sure whether I agree with this or not. I guess I sorta see where she’s heading. Some days (believe it or not) I would rather stay home with the boy and chill instead of going to the gym, but I always go because hay- I planned to so why not. Once I get there I am so happy I did because I feel great after.
I think some sort of motivation, whether it be internal or external, in great proportions or just hiding there in the corner is necessary. On days I’d rather not go, what keeps me going is the internal stuff- my values, passions and past experiences. I know I’ll feel great for doing it, I’ll enjoy every second of it and I value being fit and healthy.
I guess some people just don’t have this motivation (yet), and you know what who cares? Just turn up, rock out the workout and go home. Eventually all those ‘un-motivated’ workouts will give you motivation for future workouts. I guess what Michelle was trying to say and what I agree with is that don’t let a lack of motivation be another excuse, another wall blocking your way to health. Just do it- Nike? Even if it is for only ten minutes. I guarantee you’ll get there and after ten minutes you’ll keep going because why not? You’re there already let’s make it worth it. Even if you don’t continue, I think it’s still worth it. Every little workout counts.
Actually, I like what Michelle is saying here. We don’t need another excuse to add to the list. Motivation is not a special ingredient necessary for a good workout, it’s a bonus. Next time you think to yourself you lack the motivation to do something, find another excuse or just do it! Obviously, the second option is highly recommended haha.
Do you agree with Michelle’s view of motivation? What do you think!?