Oct 01 2013
lose motivation

I know this made you smile. Who doesn’t love a sleeping Monk Seal?

I’ve been really talking about exercise and training a lot lately, mainly because I believe living a healthy and active lifestyle is essential.

I really don’t care what you do that is active be it: bodybuilding, yoga, powerlifting, crossfit, pilates, zumba or what ever it is.  The main thing is that you are being active and determined to live a healthy lifestyle.  That’s what The Aipa Project is all about.  I’m about inspiring and creating projects that promote a active and healthy lifestyle.

But I digress, I’m talking about why we lose motivation.

When many make the decision of jumping on board the exercise train and kicking ass – they go for it.  They are driven and ready to crush it.  Then at some point, they notice their motivation isn’t the same as it was in the beginning.

The first thing you will come across when it comes to exercise and loss of motivation is..wait for it…overtraining.  YouTube it, Google it, and there are endless amounts of thoughts, studies, theories, and so on about ‘overtraining’.

Really quick, what is Overtraining?

According to Wikipedia, hence the ‘really quick’:

Overtraining is a physical, behavioral, and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual’s exercise exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease making progress, and can even begin to lose strength and fitness. Overtraining is a common problem in weight training, but it can also be experienced by runners and other athletes.

But today, I don’t want to talk about overtraining.  Because there are more factors other than exercise that could be causing you to lose motivation and set you back.

I actually had this thought on my way out to train and made a quick 3 minute video to make sure I didn’t lose it.  So here you go, raw and uncut footage of my thoughts.

I wanted to make this explanation as simple as possible.  There is so much information that throws around fancy jargon that only creates more confusion.  So uncool. Or in my words, not-so-Ku.

Did you think my video was Ku? Please feel free to share it with your friends or leave a comment, I always look forward to what my readers are thinking.

Aloha and Be Ku!

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