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Motivation 101

(2 MINUTE READ)
 

Here’s the deal. As much as I preach balance, making nutritious food taste good and making exercise enjoyable….you’re still not always going to want to do it. Even when these things are habits, there are going to be times when you juuusssst don’t wanna. 

So, sometimes you won’t do it and that’s fine…but it can be a slippery slope. 

Mistakes and poor choices happen, they’re inevitable but don’t let a missed workout or off meal turn into two. You’re always one decision away from being right back at it. Focusing on consistency rather than perfection is what’s truly going to get you to your goals.

But if you find yourself struggling on a regular basis, I want you to go over these two points with yourself:

What is my goal?

Do I really want this goal?

Once you know what your true goal actually is, that’s what you need to keep in your head when you’re not feeling motivated. If it’s something you really want, it’ll make taking action with it a bit easier. 

For example, I have a goal to beat my time from last year at the Tri for a Cure (which I’m currently fundraising for!!)

I set out to do 5 tri training workouts per week. 

On days I don’t feel like training, I ask myself ‘Do I want to do better than last year at the tri?’

My answer (which is obviously yes) propels my action 100% of the time. It’s something I truly want, so I do it. 

Are there workouts I’ve missed because of my schedule, weather, poor planning etc? Absolutely. but I never let one missed workout lead to two. I know that missing one isn’t going to make a huge difference if I get right back to it. 

It’s not any more complicated than that. If you have a genuine goal, you’re going to have to do the work even when you don’t want to. That’s a fact. 

Do it anyway. Do your future self a favor. You’re never going to regret making a decision that makes you better, even if it’s difficult. I promise. 

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