Motivation through punishment?

Yesterday was a gym day in a week with only a few days of gym options. 

Repeatedly I told myself I “had” or needed to get up and get to the gym. (This version has been edited for your aesthetic reading pleasure).

So guess whose hips stayed in bed even though she was wide awake? 

Later in the day, when reviewing a technique to help a client with her PT goals the light bulb went off. She was telling me how in talking to herself she was “forcing” herself to do this technique. So the technique was not being so effective for her as she needed to be relaxed to do it… 

I spoke with her about how demotivating that sounded to me, and offered an alternative, “This will help me.” I quickly applied the salve to myself.

Guess whose hips made it to the gym today?

She was my mirror when I was unable to see the answer for myself, I was able to see it for her and then apply it to myself.


Image: Google 

11 thoughts on “Motivation through punishment?

Add yours

  1. Lol! This is timely, did the same thing yesterday, stayed in bed, Now I’m motivated. Meant to start several weeks ago but back to back gout attacks stopped that. Thanks for this! 😊 Barn

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

Healing Your Heart From Within

Decided to dance a little deeper in life, and wow can spirit dance!


True tales over 50

Phoenix Inspiring

Believe it's Possible!


It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! -Anthony de Mello

other mind press

...poetry and other musings


"Love Is Confusing but we'll figure this out together"


Our small family living in a 5th wheel following Dads work as a rock fall technician... what could go wrong?

Damon Ashworth Psychology

Musings about psychology, health, relationships and life

Set Sail

Lets share a journey

The Dolly Mama

FROM MY HEART TO YOURS...hope for your home and your heart!

How I Lost My Chains

I've Learned The Most Unlearning Everything I've Ever Known

ignite with Thato

Unleash your Greatness

Write your Destiny

The Reader's World


Reflections on transcending my diagnosis of a mental illness...

Healing Your Heart From Within

Decided to dance a little deeper in life, and wow can spirit dance!

Madly In Love With Me

loving ourselves to be free

%d bloggers like this: