“Be as you wish to seem” – Socrates
mo • ti • va • tion
- the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. The general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
Physical fitness means different things to different people. I particulary like the second half of that definition: “The desire or willingness”. Perhaps you want to lose a few pounds for the upcoming epic spring break. Maybe you have a wedding to prepare for. Or did the doctor tell you it was in your best interest to start an exercise regimen?
I just want to look and feel better about myself.
Honesty is the best policy
The more I work with individuals, I continue to strive harder and harder to understand the reasons people find not to stick to an exercise regimen.
Here’s why: In todays day and age of modern technology and various social media platforms, I find it truly amazing that the average person, which studies have shown, spends an average of three (3) hours a day on facebook, continues to try and explain why they cannot dedicate three hours a week improving their body, mind, and spirit.
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life” – Socrates
Ask me no questions
While I do not expect everyone to become a fitness fanatic, I do hope that as our culture moves further into the new millinium, regular exercise becomes as important as “checking in” and status updates.
The GREEKS, with whom I am fascinated with and spend a great deal of time researching, discussing, and quoting believed that a strong body equalled a strong mind. I speak often on how much better I feel mentally after a great workout. If I am too tired after a long day, which happens, and I cannot make it to the gym, I don’t freak out. However, I do make it up. I find a time in my schedule – later.
In the section here entitled MOTIVATION, I try to show ways to help find and keep “the desire and willingness.” Way’s to incorporate various forms of exercise in your life.
And who knows, perhaps feel better about yourself at the same time.