Work wise mostly early morning and evening sometimes lunch hours depending on clients. No later than 7:30 pm though. Mon-wed-fri.
Tuesday and Thursday are quite days so can do more volume.
Saturday - none
Sunday 1 client afternoon
Family only sister here. I have no kids or pets.
Sleep don't work past 7:30. Tried later but the impact on your ability to switch off is hampered. Nights I don't sleep well more related to not hydrating enough during the day so I fill 5 water bottles each day and do best to drink them all. 1 will be electrolyte tabs, 3 water, 1 for protein drink post session if next meal far away.
Recovery comes a lot down to what you do post session. Foam roller/SMR, mobility exercises ROM. Getting in nutrition with 15mins. Hot/Cold shower also good.
Some tricks I do as well. All my clients do a warm up, foam roll and do mobility work at start of each session. I do this with them. This takes their mind off the warm up and makes them relax. I can visual show them exercises which they can mimic really roller and mobility. I like to use the mirror image method here. Benefit for me is it aids in recovery and tissue elasticity.
Motivation - this really depends on your reason for doing it. This may upset a few but I am not the person who races/played to say that I have done it and broadcast to the world and shove it in people's faces. I probably once was that type with Cricket and it can easily backfire there getting ahead of yourself.
Between 2004 and 11. I went through a period when I was doing stuff to prove people wrong or in spite of comments. This became unhealthy both physically, emotionally and socially. I became very self absorbed. Things I was doing was not good. If you want to know things I was doing let me know.
Now post many difficult times I really enjoy the process of sport training. I don't focus on any races as either can't afford the cost or it just doesn't really get me in anymore. Instead I do time trials or mock races whatever way you look at it. Once a month I will do something based on a set distance in varying formats. This is my race.
Rehab even motivates me. Rehabbing injuries and even improvement movement pattern is so rewarding. Seeing things change gradually is motivating. This attitude has made working with rehab clients so much more intense and rewarding from a personal perspective. The clients that buy into the process of the plan always get to the finish line quicker and overall in better shape then pre injury.
Commitment is just the application of an attitude put towards it. Focusing on little things, the controllables and enjoying the process/journey is the reward for me.
As I type this I am on the trainer. Time maintenance at its best.
Hope that gives you some insights of me on your comment