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September

“Feeling Like It” Isn’t a Requirement

When you feel motivated, exercise can feel amazing, You throw on your trainers, pumped and ready to go. If you go through cycles of being ‘on it’ and ‘off it’, you’ll know what I mean when I say it truly sucks when that feeling goes away.

The biggest problem I see people face is consistency. It can be struggling to stay the same weight, workout every week, apply the same amount of commitment it takes every week… it’s different for everyone.

To me consistency means doing what you need to do, to get the results you want, most of the time. It’s why I love to take weekends off to relax and rest. I’ve spent 5 days moving, so I spend 2 days resting.

If I had to pick one piece of advice to you about consistency, it would be this.  If you’re always waiting to be in the mood, you have a problem. And that problem will be that you will never become consistent. You need to get to a point where you’re not fighting with yourself about your workout. 5 minutes, pre session, robotic like, you get your trainers on. You don’t need to think about how it’s going to feel, you just need to do Step A, which is trainers on. 5 Minutes pre-session is when you think of the workout ahead.

While you’re getting ready for your workout, think of what you are doing… getting a high metabolism, burning fat, taking care of your body, building strong muscles and bones.

5 minutes in to your session, you’ll start to get in the mood. Motion creates emotion, so just by moving, you’ll start to feel better.

“Feeling Like It” Isn’t a Requirement. Give that up now. Focus on planning your workouts, sticking to your schedule, and only thinking of your workout 5 minutes before.

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To your success,

Jessica Cooke

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to empower women to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve coached more than 6,140 women over 14 years to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives.

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