Most people want to wait until they feel motivated to act. Sadly, this is self-sabotaging mindset, because motivation never comes without action. Purposful, committed action comes first, then motivation follows.
People often assume that I'm a highly motivated individual that loves working out and pushing myself in the gym. These same people are shocked when I tell them that I'm just like them.
When I'm facing a workout, I have to put up with the same voice in my head, every single time, without fail:
"You're tired. Workout tomorrow. You need a rest. Today's a busy day. You're working split shifts. You're still sore from yesterdays workout." The excuses are endless and constant - but I've learned not to engage. I've learned to ignore the relentless nagging and take action, regardless of how I feel. What happens when I lift that first weight, throw that first punch or do my first pull up? There's an instant change in my mindset - Lets do this.
My point is, I dont wait to "feel" like I want a workout. If I did that, I'd train once per week instead of four to six times. Regardless of how I feel, I just do it. Why? I value my health, I value my fitness and I value my physique. Therefore I take valued action.
The very same thing applies to my nutrition. I know there are days where I'm going to be stretched for time, and cooking becomes less of a joy and more of a chore. So what do I do? I make sure I've prepared for these days. That means that food is already cooked from the day before / early that morning, or that Im stocked up with "on the go" options - Tinned Tuna, boiled eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, handful of nuts, fresh fruit / veg. I dont wait to feel good to eat well, I eat well regardless.
Next time you find yourself locked in an internal battle - "Should I watch another episode of Game of Thrones, or should I go to the gym?" Get up off of the couch(even though you dont want to) and go to the gym! You will feel better. Taking this type of action will eventually lead to consistency, producing the results you want.