It’s Motivational Monday! Today, one of our readers, Becky, shares her thoughts on the best place to find the ultimate source of motivation. Where is that exactly? Within ourselves, of course!
Here’s her story!
My name is Becky and I started my personal fitness journey a little over 3 years ago. In this post, I will be talking about motivation…and where to find it!
Most of us have a fitness goal whether it be to loose weight, gain weight, feel better, gain muscle etc. Even if we all have different goals, the one thing we have in common is the motivation to achieve that objective. But, as we all know, motivation fluctuates and I bet there’s been a point along your fitness journey where you’ve lacked it and needed that little push to get you back on track.
The simple solution is within yourself, you are your own motivation. Although you may use other people’s success as something to admire and follow, you are your own best friend when it comes to finding motivation.
You need to remember why you started and the answer to that should be for yourself. You should not be on a journey for anyone else and that’s very important. Becoming your own motivation is the key to a long and successful journey.
You’ll have days where you don’t want to get up and go to the gym before work. Or you don’t fancy going home via the gym and would rather just grab some takeout and sit in front of the TV. Sometimes that’s OK. We all have those days but don’t let it set back your ambition. Say to yourself: ”OK, that’s fine, i’m not feeling the gym tonight, but I’ll make sure I get up tomorrow and do that extra 5 minutes on the cross trainer.”
Be your own motivation and remember exactly what you are pushing yourself for. Remember, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Part of the fun is overcoming the obstacles along your journey.
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