Discipline Over Motivation‍
Veronika Lehner

Do you ever have those days where you know you should get to the gym, but you’re really not feeling up to it? Those days when settling to lay on the couch instead and order takeout? How about when you try to opt out on eating all of your meals because you’re too tired, or you feel that you will be fine skipping out on said meal?

We all go through these scenarios. In the beginning of our fitness journeys, we are always so amped. It’s something new and we start to feel that much better. Results start to show, or you’re continuously getting those new PRs. This honeymoon phase starts to fade. Your progress seems to slow down, or you’re not seeing as many changes as you did once before. The initial spark feels as though it’s gone. So what do you do now?

As cliche as it may sound, you have to continue to push. There will be many days like this where everything feels like a chore. It’s all about establishing discipline and structure. Having those constants will only help you succeed in your fitness journey. Planning ahead also will help you tremendously. It lessens the excuse for you to opt out for takeout or fast food.

Seeing the changes is always so mesmerizing. And even though it may have slowed down, and feels like you aren’t making much progress, you still are. Showing up on the daily to even put a little bit of time into yourself is still a step forward. Having an off day? That’s okay, still show up and do what you can do. That may mean only doing a couple of exercises in that session. That may mean you only hit the gym twice that week, but that’s still twice versus doing nothing at all.

Even on the days when you want to quit, remind yourself why you started on this adventure. What is your why? What initiated that interest? Reflect on that for a moment, and realize how far you’ve already come. So why quit now?

Keep Fucking Going. Don’t turn back. See it through, and conquer your goals. You’re only going to get that much better. You are not wasting your time, you are investing in yourself.

Motivation will always come and go. Discipline always remains.

Do the work, and don’t stop. Show up and show out.

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