What If I Don’t Have Motivation to Exercise? 

One of the most common questions I receive is “What do I do if I don’t have any motivation to exercise? Where do I start?”

If you are already an avid exerciser, you might not be able to relate to this question because it has become a habit and a part of your lifestyle.

But, trust me, I do get it!





Even as a retired pro fitness athlete, there was a time when I just couldn’t bring myself to exercise. You see, in 2011, after the birth of my first child, I had post-partum depression and anxiety so crippling I was hospitalized for 7 days.

It was on my road to recovery that I KNEW, I needed to get moving, but I had no energy and no motivation.

That’s when I developed the “10 Minute Rule”. I said to myself, I’ll just set a timer for 10 minutes and move. Start Small, it’s better than not starting at all.

So I just picked 2 exercises and alternated them for 10 minutes until my timer went off and then moved on.

“10 Minutes of Daily Movement” Rule helps get the blood flowing and momentum going.  After all, it is your momentum, or keep going, that is most important in developing a habit.

Ten little minutes, each day, keep both your body and mind primed to stay in the routine of exercise or to get started if this is a new journey.  This simple 10-minute rule , or daily habit, has been the key to my most successful clients staying on track, especially when life gets busy, and it will.

This 10 Minute Daily Fitness Challenge works to help you:

• Get started with an exercise routine

• Return from a lay off of exercise

• When you are busy and 10 minutes is all you’ve got

• Stay fit when traveling

Longer isn’t better. My online clients, personal training, and boot camp clients at my fitness center get results in 30-minute sessions, a few times a week. So put the all or nothing “I have to exercise an hour – 5 days a week” mentality to rest. It’s not realistic to fit in with your busy lifestyle.

And if 10 Minute feels daunting right now, start with just 1 Minute or 1 Rep. You will feel accomplished and you can build up!

Knowledge Is Only Power When You Take Action!

Let’s Get Started!

Visit www.10MinuteFitnessChallenge.com to grab a Free copy of my 10 Day – 10 Minute Fitness Challenge, with videos and instruction, to help get the blood flowing and you going!

I hope you found this information both valuable and inspiring Now get moving! YOU CAN DO IT!

You can learn more about Summer’s North Canton Personal Training & Bootcamp location, Summer’s Fitness at www.summersfitness.com, or Call/Text 330-497-2474.

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About Summer: Summer Montabone has a passion for helping people live happier and healthier lives. Her passion has evolved over the years (established) as a personal trainer (1997), health & PE teacher (1998), NSCA-CSCS (2003), NPC/IFBB Fitness Champion and Pro (2004), and gym owner (2007). Summer has faced numerous amounts of adversity from years of trauma, including, a battle with postpartum depression beginning in 2011.  Summer has received several accolades since 2011 and has made it her mission to help others embrace their personal adversity into their personal and professional power. 

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