"I Lack Motivation to Workout"

Help! I Lack Motivation to Workout.

In my line of work, I hear people tell me, "I lack motivation to workout" all the time. It's a super common problem.

Don't worry - I have lots of great ideas for you. They involve something that I like to call a "System Change." Let's dive into learning more about that now.

System Change - How You Can Hack Your Way to Fit

i lack the motivation to workoutLook forward to the day when the thought "I lack motivation to workout" is way in your rearview mirror!

What is an example of a System hange? I'll share a few.

If you want to become more active this year, move your office to the attic. If the restroom is on the main floor, now several times a day you're climbing up and down the stairs.

If you want to increase the number of miles you walk each week, let your neighbor or kids borrow your car a few days a week so you HAVE to walk to the convenience store instead of drive.

Or join a softball team where everyone expects you to show up every week.

That's sure to be worth a few pounds, isn't it?


Those are System Changes to your environment. They are far more likely to be done and become habits than resolutions are. Because, resolutions usually involve adding a new, completely optional activity. (Like rolling out of bed early and going to the gym at 6am when it's cold and dark out).

Notice the Difference Between Using Willpower and Using "System Change."

lacking the motivation to workout

Willpower: "I'm going to try to waste less time in my inbox this year."

System Change: "I'm removing myself from 90% of the mailing lists I am subscribed to."


Willpower: "I'm going to try harder to not lose my temper."

System Change: "I'm going to attend yoga a couple times a week because when I do that I'm so much less stressed."


Willpower: "I'm going to watch less TV this year."

System Change: "I'm going to cancel cable and only watch a couple of shows on my laptop."


Willpower: "I'm going to try to be more organized all year so my taxes are easier next year."

System Change: "I'm going to bring materials into my accountant every month and if I don't show up ask him to call and remind me."


Because we all have a finite amount of energy and willpower to expend, the notion of 'trying harder' will only get us so far. System changes are better because they only require the initial willpower it takes to put them in place.


Resolutions based on "try" fail 80% of the time.


Resolutions based on changing the system succeed 80% of the time.

Because we all have a finite amount of energy and willpower to expend, the notion of 'trying harder' will only get us so far. System Changes are better because they only require the initial willpower it takes to put them in place.

Resolutions based on "try" fail 80% of the time.

Resolutions based on changing the System succeed 80% of the time.

So, if you just can't get past the feeling of, "I lack the motivation to workout"...have you tried changing your System?

Did you know that we offer in-home and video call personal training services? These sessions are perfect for those who need help getting over lacking the motivation to workout. Get a Price Quote today.

Need more help overcoming the feeling of "I lack the motivation to workout?"

Check out my new book Change Your WeighsIt's chock full of exclusive tips I don't reveal anywhere else!

You might also like these pages.