Lately I haven’t been motivated to go to the gym.  I pack my gym bag in hopes to get to the gym but I keep finding other things to do.  When I finally get to the gym I walk aimlessly like I don’t know what to do.  I leave the gym with a light sweat solely because I sat in the sauna and stretched.  I can’t remember the last time I felt this way.  It was starting to get me depressed.  I was beginning to question my relationship with fitness.

So after a few weeks of “hoping” that I find some motivation – After countless times in the gym of “waiting” for something magical to happen when I walk in – I have decided to stop “hoping” and “waiting”.  I am no longer packing my gym bag.  I am no longer going to the gym.  I am changing things up.

Sunday I climbed the cliffs of Del Mar with my daughter.  We did cartwheels and handstands along the beach.  Monday I ran three miles and took a yoga class.  Tuesday I ran two miles in the morning, three miles in the afternoon and six miles in the evening.  The last few days I have felt my best.

Hoping and Waiting is such an awful place to be in, its what we call “stuck in a rut”.  Are you hoping you get the next job promotion?  Are you waiting to make more money?  Are you hoping and waiting your relationships: with
fitness, with your family, with your partner – hoping and waiting they get better?  It is so easy to get stuck in a rut and hope / wait that something will get you out of the rut but that is giving up your power.  Relationships aren’t about hoping and waiting.  It is about making them happen.  I have no idea when I will get back into the gym and thats just fine.  I am pretty darn happy with my fitness relationship now that I am getting to spend more time
on my yoga mat and more miles in my running shoes.

Are you motivated?

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