There’s quite a few articles on here that deal with feelings such as this.
Most of them state that people hit a stumbling block in the first place from thinking they need motivation. like NEED it. Which you probably don’t, depending on how committed you are.
@T3hPwnisher has an excellent way of viewing it. It’s just something you do, ends justifying the means. For lack of a better anaology on my behalf.
I too have an injury, and if anything, it’s taught me to be even more self aware, not to mention it’s also served as a catalyst to take warming up, and mobility work seriously even if I feel like it’s pointless.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with adding motivation into the mix, I just think it’s bound to crumble if it’s the basis for you getting up and going versus not going. If the situation has to be optimal for people emotionally, mentally, and physically every single time, that’s where the problem is.
I think the parts of training that bring out your true self, or rather the part of you that deserves to reap the benefits of training, is what counts. I too, most times, find training slightly irritating. It’s not even the barbell, or the weights, or the other equipment that irritates me, it’s usually whatever predicament I’m in, and how said predicaments shape how I feel when it comes time to move these pieces of equipment around.
It’ll be 11 at night and I’ll still get my preworkout, my belt, backpack, water, and jacket and drag myself to the gym when I’ve been doing nothing but crying the entire day, and still have tears welling up in my eyes.
I owe it to my former self who was screaming for some type of help. Some type of stability, nourishment, and healthy challenge. In essence, you owe it to yourself OP.
Yea I have a herniated lower back, and sciatica flare ups, but I’m ten times stronger than what I used to be, I have knowledge of how to properly program training on a basic level, I understand nutrition a heck of a lot better, and I get to actively watch myself change for the better, which I will always pick over being 88lbs, shivering, thinking I’m fat when People can see damn near every segment of my spine, losing my hair, missing a period, trying to survive on 100 calories a day, and being one step away from trying to finish an entire bottle of ibuprofen.
It’s okay if you don’t want to, or even like training. You don’t have to like training, and training doesn’t have to like you either. You just get in and keep moving.