“What is your motivation?”, is the question I am asking today. I talked a little about motivation in a post a couple weeks ago: “Who Needs Motivation?” – but this week I am going to help you discover YOUR motivation.
This past week I have been really working on my fitness. I’ve taken up jogging more regularly lately. Exercise really makes me feel good. When I begin I feel exhausted and want to quit right away, I look deep inside for my motivation for doing this.
I had this talk with my husband this morning about how he needs to exercise more and he replied that he needs some kind of motivation to exercise, such as riding his bike because he has to get somewhere, like work. (Keep in mind this is coming from a pretty healthy and thin man – who doesn’t have an ounce of fat on his body and he barely does any form of exercise for the sake of exercising!) And I thought to myself, hmmmm interesting. How is it that I find motivation…. Oh yeah! My motivations are my health and the way my body looks and how I want it to look! And it was that simple. I want to be healthy. I want to feel fit. I want to look hot! And, I want to feel good about myself. So those are my motivations. It’s amazing how simple that is and how it can keep me going every single day. Just the desire for these things gives me motivation to get my body moving and my heart pumping and the sweat pouring. So, after reading this, you might want to take the time to think to yourself, “what is my motivation?” Write them out on paper and when you know you need to go out and get some exercise, but don’t feel like it, take out that sheet of paper and remember what your motivations are… over time it will get easier to push yourself to exercise on a regular basis. And when you’re feeling down and not up to it because you feel like you aren’t making any progress remember…..