When you Don’t wanna Show Up

I hope you know that everything I write and say comes from a place of I’ve been there, I’ve done that, I still do that, I get it. I understand. I don’t write from a place of judgement or higher-than, I write from a place of complete understanding.

One of my clients barely made it to class on Wednesday. When she showed up she was grumpy, tired and I could tell she really just didn’t want to be there.

But she showed up.

I was so proud of her.

The people that don’t show up?

I’m actually proud of you, too. Because I get it.


When my clients or friends tell me they are in a rut, a funk, or just “stuck,” I get it. I so get it. Sometimes life is just rough, for no other reason then the weather or the kids or the day. I have had many depressing days when I want to hide for no other reason than just cause. It happens to all of us. We’re humans. Some days just suck. Then other days are amazing. That’s life!

I know that when you don’t show up or when you can’t commit to your workouts that day, it has nothing to do with me but everything to do with the things your dealing with internally. Maybe you’re battling something in your brain, in your heart, or both! Maybe you don’t feel good. Maybe you’re nervous or scared, or hating exercise this month.

I get it.

Be brave today. Show up for no one else besides yourself. You don’t owe it to me, the gym membership, the training center or any of your friends. You owe it to yourself. You are already brave for trying. I get where you’re at today. I really do. ❤

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

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