“I just don’t have the motivation at home.” Good. Because you don’t need motivation at home. Does it help? Sure. But it’s not required. You just need a daily schedule, a daily plan, a daily discipline, a daily course of action… whatever you want to call it, you need it, especially when motivation is lacking. As coaches we hear people say “well, it’s easy for the coaches to work out.” Ask any of our coaches, and most other coaches and nearly all of them will say “no.” And that’s the truth. It’s just as hard for us to be motivated, to stay disciplined, to just get off the couch and “get it in.” It’s not easier for coaches because they are coaches or more fit or more motivated or more disciplined. That’s a myth. So, how do they do it? Set your schedule and take it one item at a time. It doesn’t have to be by the minute. It doesn’t have to be filled back to back to back. It just needs to have a rhythm, a flow that is set up to not overwhelm you. Personally, pre-corona, my mornings would be slower, I’d take the kids to school then head to the gym to workout for an hour or a little more which would put me into “flow state” and then I’d immediately go into my work for the day. Working out helps get me into flow state, for other people, it doesn’t. But, things have changed so I have needed to change my daily schedule. The kids aren’t at school, so I can’t drop off and go right to working out. We are home schooling now so our mornings are spent doing breakfast and school work. I could wake up early and workout but I know in times of stress, my mind is more important than my fitness. So the FIRST thing I do in the am is to start tackling some of the little tasks on my to do list, this immediately makes me feel a sense of accomplishment and I feel like I am on a roll – its going to be a good day! I then wait until school work is done, lunch has been sorted, and the first half of my own work day is completed, anywhere from 4 to 8 hours LATER than I’m used to. Do I enjoy it? I enjoy the workout, I don’t enjoy doing it so late in the day. But… it’s on my schedule. It’s an item to check off. It’s something that I know I need and want to do during this time of crisis. If YOU need help creating a rhythm, a daily schedule, reach out to your coach for help. They can be your accountability buddy or find another member to join the live classes with. Put your workout on your CALENDAR. You all are used to driving to the gym, being there an hour and driving home. Now, you just have to log in 5 mins early and knock out 40 mins and that’s it. No motivation required… just log in.