Inertia is essentially our resistance to change. How strong is your inertia?
How can you get over that inertia? Make a change; really almost any change in the right direction (now, that's doable!) Eventually you would like to be internally motivated to do so, but it might work to be externally motivated at first. Either are ok, just. change. something to "get the ball rolling".
Ask yourself: Is "how much you want to get better" equal to "how much you are practicing on doing so"? If not, you have an adherence "situation". Consider:
1. Do you believe you will have consequences if you don't do it?
2. Do you believe the prescribed exercise will work?
3. Do you believe you are physically capable?
*NOTICE ALL THE BELIEFS THAT MUST BE IN PLACE FOR A CHANGE. If you don't believe 100% in all three of these things then the program will not work. Find something else that will work for you or address your belief system.
When what you are doing doesn't equal your internal belief system of what you should be doing; you are in a struggle with yourself. No fun. Get out of it. Simple, you want to do it, you believe you should, get the momentum to change.
Can you; drive less, walk more, sit differently, decline chairs and opt for the floor for a week, rest more, reduce screen time, think about life in a more positive way? Anything?
I would like to thank Katy Bowman for her work and the podcast she provided on Inertia for this post. She is the true master. I am simply thrilled to know her and share her work. You can her her podcast here: http://www.katysays.com/katy-radio/ scroll down to "Interneuron Inertia". You can even listen while stretching like I did! Enjoy. PS: She discusses how the brain works a bit and it is very applicable to a post I did a while back on pain. You can read that here.