I am talking about the deciding factor that makes you take new action.
For myself, it is the mirror. I have mirrors all over my apartment. I am noticing myself more when I gain a few pounds. My face gets a bit fuller, clothes sitting awkwardly. My back bacon coming into view when I bend down to tie my shoes. The mirrors. I love looking at myself. I also despise the mirrors, because they don’t lie.
So what motivates you?
Is it food? Family? Clothes getting too tight? Doctor says something?
Motivation is defined as a willingness to do something. A psychological force to take action. Many others have stated motivation happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of making a change.
That's your where your threshold is.
Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Currently, for me, the mirrors make me uncomfortable.
The mirrors have become my reminder to get moving. Even though I am a morning person, I am finding myself getting up earlier to walk out the door and up the hill to wake up. It is about 4 to 5 minute walk to the top of my hill. I am appreciating the take 5 for me. This is my new "wakey workout" that sets the tone for the day. Moving for a few minutes as soon as I get up kicks in my metabolism, setting me up feeling energized and ready to take on the day.
To do within the first few minutes of waking up:
Circuit train 1 minute doing a different exercises: Push ups, Squats, Arm circles, Leg swings, Jumping Jacks
Getting in this time for you is better than nothing at all! Get in what you can fit in.
And then maybe you'll fit in. To those pants.