Making Shift Happen

8. What to do When You’re Not Motivated to Train (or do Anything)

Mar 8, 2021 | Podcast | 2 comments

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Motivation is the least dependable thing you can rely on for getting ish done. So, the ideas about “how to get motivated” are often… overrated.  It takes discipline to get things done, as well as some other things that can help, which I talk about in this episode.

If you want to learn more about Mel Robbins, check her out here: Her simple 5-second rule is a game changer, as I mention in this episode. It will help you learn how to get motivated quicker than you can blink. Don’t depend on motivation alone, as it will elude you.

About the Shred Stronger Strength Program for Mountain Bikers

If you want to get stronger this season, then you need to join my Shred Stronger strength and conditioning program. Click here to sign-up and show your interest: I’ll give you the details (it’s all for only $49 a month). I hope to see you in the group to get and keep you strong for mountain biking and cycling this season! (This is the exact same training I do alongside you, because it works.)

Enrollment is only until midnight on March 28, 2021. You can listen to my podcast episode on why strength training is important for cyclists by clicking here.

Want to Connect With Me?

Finally, if you have any questions, shoot me an email at or DM me on Instagram @shifthumanperformance. Visit my website at to learn more about my coaching and what I offer. If you’re ready to make some changes in your life through nutrition or fitness, you can always apply to work with me by clicking here.

As always, thanks for being here and supporting this podcast – please share it with a friend who may be struggling with their motivation.


  1. Dr. Nicole

    I love this resource! Something about about hearing the real “shift” and in Jen’s voice (vs a blog), makes it so much more personal and engaging. Plus we all need this honesty and vulnerability to keep us moving. So please keep them coming… and how about the podcast name, haha! Love it.

    • Jen Kates

      Thanks for the feedback, Nicole! I’m so glad this episode resonated with you and you found it helpful. I’m already on episode 9 this week, so keep coming back each week or be sure to subscribe – I try to keep them short except for my monthly interview episode the last week of the month. Let’s make shift happen, haha! 😉



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