You told your friends and family about it (to keep you accountable). You wrote it down and put it somewhere visible (a daily reminder). But guess what? Today you could really care less. You are tired, you are stressed, you deserve a treat, you deserve to relax on the couch.
We have all been there.
So, what do you do?
For one, don't be so hard on yourself. We all have days where we lack motivation. It's a limited resource in our body - so it should come as no surprise that after a stressful day at work you don't feel like working out.
Think of ONE thing you can do towards your goal. Make it the smallest step ever towards your goal. The teeniest tiniest step is still a step. Maybe you didn't work out, but you went in the yard and gardened, or you walked to the dog park instead of drove, or you worked on your mobility and stretched while watching TV at night.
I want you to take a moment RIGHT NOW and plan the least amount of work you could do when you're just done for the day. Tiny. The smaller the better.
For me - I know that if I drink my 3 litres of water a day, I'm still doing something to recover and setting myself up for success the next time I work out. It's my lowest effort.
Even the smallest movement forward is still movement forward. Then, you know that tomorrow is a new day and you get back on the goal train.
Motivation is a limited resource. So plan the least amount you can go, a baby step towards your goal, for the days when the path to the couch or cookie jar seems the most appealing.
Ok - your workout for the week:
15 Min AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):
10 DB Swings
30 sec. Front bridge