If you wait for motivation to help you achieve your goals, you will fall short every time. Motivation is a myth. That is why most new year's resolutions fail. That is why most people don't stick to their workout plan or new diet and ultimately reach their goals. They wait to feel motivated and when they don't, they quit. The key to achieving any goal is consistency. Consistency means doing your workout or staying on your diet plan even when you're not motivated to do it. Because here's the secret...most days you're NOT going to feel motivated. There is always a reason NOT to do what you said you were going to do. Do it anyway. Motivation is a myth. If you're having trouble with consistency, then re-evaluate your goal. Is it too big? Start smaller. Start by showing up every day. Create the habit of consistency. A 10 minute workout is better than none. A half mile jog is better than none. Eating one healthy meal a day is better than none. Start the habit of consistency every day and build on it. That is the goal. Don't wait for motivation. Your goal is within reach!
Today is a great day to get started on your goals! Ignore the chaos and focus on YOU. What would you like to accomplish today that will positively impact your health, the way you feel, and ultimately, your future? Recognize any resistance or excuses that come up. Your mind wants to keep you comfortable and "safe." Take action anyway. You may need to start with a small goal so that you're not too overwhelmed and unmotivated to start. This is how habits are created, allowing you to achieve your goals day after day. Today is the day. You got this!