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When Motivation is Low (or Nonexistent)

You will not always be motivated. There will be days, weeks, months where your motivation will run low.

This is when your true colors show.

When motivation is gone, dedication kicks in. Dedication is what will get you to your goals. Dedication is what will keep you going when you're tired, you're busy, you just don't feel like it.

If there's anything that this fitness journey has taught me, it's that dedication > motivation. So, accept that now and practice dedication. This will translate into every part of your life. You'll notice. Others will notice. 

So this doesn't mean you can't make an effort to re-discover that motivation; here are a few tips to find some of that motivation.

3 Tricks to Increasing Activity at a Desk Job

t least 8 hours of weekdays are spent sitting. Yup, I have a desk job and it required a lot of time staring at a computer, seated in my chair. Not exactly ideal for your health, whether you're an avid exerciser or not!

So how do you make your sedentary job more active? Over the years, I have developed a few tricks to put some activity into your workday!

The Breakdown: How I train for running and powerlifting, simultaneously

So I've talked about why I enjoy practicing powerlifting and running simultaneously, but now let's talk nitty gritty about the how. Before I get into it, let me just say: it is possible to progress in both training styles at the same time. See below for an example of what a typical training-week schedule looks like for me when equally focusing on running and powerlifting

Why Running AND Powerlifting?

When you think of a typical runner, you think: lean, mean, endurance queen, or king of course. On the other hand, when you think of a typical powerlifter, you think: bulky, bro, stand back - I'm waiting for this guy turn into the hulk at any moment.My point is running and powerlifting don't appear to have much in common. So, why and how can you do both? Here are my reasons why, then I'll go into the how.

6 Ways to Get Motivated to Run

Half the battle of exercise is executing the famous slogan, Just Do It. If that method doesn't quite work for you, here are a few tips/tricks that I use to get myself motivated to get out there and run. Since I'm somebody who needs a combination of both internal and external motivators to get me going, I've divided these tips into those two categories so you can find what combo works best for you!