How often have you made a commitment to exercise consistently then don’t follow through?

At first you are super motivated and pumped up but after a few days or weeks your discipline gets weak.

For over two decades I have been an avid exercise devotee. Rarely missing my daily exercise routine, no more than a handful of times, mostly because I was traveling.

We often see discipline as depriving ourselves.

What if you chose to see it this way:

Discipline is self love. Self love is the foundation for real success.

Discipline is freedom. Freedom is it’s own reward.

Exercising and taking care of your body is a powerful commitment to yourself and your highest potential.

It is a commitment to loving yourself. Your body is the temple that houses your Spirit.

When you understand that it is not simply about exercising, working out, eating healthy, or looking good, but it’s the process of self love, then a powerful shift happens within you.

If your motivation is simply to look good for someone else, or to try and fit some ideal notion of what society dictates as beautiful, your motivation won’t last.

Your decision to exercise and eat healthy must be for YOU.

Three keys that have helped me stay motivated with my exercise are:

1) You must fully commit. Not half commit, not sort of commit, but FULLY commit. Your choice to exercise becomes no longer a choice. It then becomes a part of your life, and just the way it is. Then there is much less room for your mind to hi-jack your commitment based on the mood you happen to be in.

2) Discipline is freedom. The daily discipline it takes to do some form of exercise is life changing. The daily act of exercising your inner muscle of discipline alone will transform every area of your life not just your body.

If you can align your mind and have basic control over your body it is the foundation to get yourself to the next level. If you can’t get yourself to exercise then it’s often hard to get yourself to do many of the other things that you know are needed to step into your greatness.

3) Consistency is key. We often think that unless we can do some kind of mega workout then it’s not worth the time or won’t make a difference. But it’s the small steps that you take daily that end up making the big difference over time.

The myth is that you need to naturally or spontaneously feel like exercising. Let me make clear- You DO NOT have to feel like exercising in order to do it. If you wait for that special moment of inspiration it often never happens. More often than not it’s the other way around. It’s when you take the action based on your commitment that the inspiration flows.

I can’t even tell you how often I didn’t feel like exercising, going for a run or hitting the gym. Yet every time I chose to not be lazy and simply succumb to my mood I always felt amazing once I was done working out and so happy I did!

Your commitment must be bigger than your fleeting mood. Just because you don’t feel like exercising isn’t a reason not to. The real workout is in your mind.

So don’t listen to everything your mind tells you:

You don’t need to do it today.

You can start tomorrow.

It won’t make a difference if you skip one day.

Every time you follow through on your commitment you build internal trust within yourself. As you do this you develop more power. Then when you choose to manifest something else in your life, you have an inner congruency, and self respect to follow through.

If you can be disciplined in your exercise even if you don’t feel like it, then you realize that you can keep your heart open and love even if you have been hurt in the past or feel like closing.

If you can stay committed to your exercise even if you don’t feel like it then you can realize that you can also choose to not let fear overtake you and make courageous choices in life.

So in those moments you feel like hitting the snooze button, or your mind is sweet talking you into laziness, remember it is not just about exercising, it’s bigger than that.

It is your commitment to you.

Your commitment to self love.

Your commitment to living your full potential.

You are worth the commitment.

So step up and step into your greatness!



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14 comments on “How to MOTIVATE yourself to exercise! (even when you don’t feel like it)

  1. Megan on

    Great blog Kute. I’m currently returning to a healthier lifestyle after recovering from a major illness (followed by a little laziness) and this blog is a great kick in the bum to keep going! Yes!

  2. ember on

    great vlog Kute…. I have known this commitment and for 3 years worked very hard with my body in a no excuses fashion. Then my father died and I seemingly lost my mojo for it, let things slide and now after just over a year I am back to being unfit again. I think maybe you just remotivated me enough to begin again, for me its the feelings of “oh but i am so unfit now why bother ” that has been the repeating mental progrmme in my head… but it doesnt matter what programme is playing really , i dont need to listen to it, i just need to get back on the horse so to speak. thank you

  3. Tiffany Adams on

    This is the EXACT motivation I needed thanks soooo much for posting this I’ve been trying to motivate myself for a few weeks now usually I can come up with something but nothing worked lol. Your blog makes total sense to me and I’ll never forget what I read… I’m motivated.

  4. Cindy Brown on

    About 6 months ago, I lost my interest and motivation to work out. I don’t even lie to myself anymore about “why” I’m not working out; I’ve just been so lazy and that has created a vicious circle. Your message inspired me by the simple statement (paraphrased) to “put on my workout clothes and stop thinking about it.” I did just that yesterday morning and drove to the gym, did a great workout then came home and took a walk in the sunshine. I felt energetic and accomplished. That phrase (in your voice of course!) now runs in my head and will help me to stop thinking so much and just get the workout done. Your love and enthusiasm for others to have a joyful life comes across in every video message. Thank you!!!

  5. Erica Johnson on

    Thank you for writing this. I appreciate the message & I can see how a commitment to exercise is about loving myself. Another great nugget of truth!

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