“You can either throw in the towel or use it to wipe the sweat off your face”
First, let me use the textbook definition of motivation.
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 that summer vacation. Perhaps you have a wedding to prepare for. Or maybe the doctor told you it was in your best interest to start an exercise regimen. Or maybe, just maybe you want to look good and feel better about yourself.
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. As I move forward I no longer tolerate the “I’m too busy” excuse. 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. But cannot dedicate three hours a week improving their body, mind, and spirit.
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 and discussing on my other blog, believed that a strong body equalled a strong mind. I speak often on how much better I feel mentally after a great workout. It simply goes hand in hand. If I am too tired after a long day and simply cannot make it to the gym, I don’t fret. However I make it up. I find a time in my schedule later. And stick to it.
In this section of my site entitled MOTIVATION, I intend on sharing ways to help you FIND and KEEP “the desire and willingness” to incorporate various forms of exercise in your life.
And perhaps feel better about yourself at the same time.