We all know how hard it is to get motivated – especially when there’s so much negative energy swirling around in the world. So I’m hear to provide you with a little inspiration!
Keeping those New Year’s Resolutions, like we talked about last week is really hard to do so hopefully this will help get those on track too! As I admitted tonight, I failed at starting my exercising goal last week 🙁 feeling totally discouraged and unmotivated I decided to sit back and re-asses. Here’s how I found my motivation for working out:
- Take care of you before you can take care of others!
- Start your day with 30 minutes of exercise to take care of you before you start your day of doing things for others.
- You won’t spring up with excitement and enthusiasm to exercise unless you have deep reasons why you want to improve your life.
- Journal your reasons to what you want the most and why.
- This will help to create some motivation with your daily exercises.
(source: http://thedailylove.com/need-inspiration-to-exercise-read-this/ )
And… if you need a little “Butt-Kicking Leverage”, use these to get your butt in gear:
- Yesterday you said Tomorrow.
- There are only two choices: make progress or make excuses.
- You only regret the workout you don’t do.
- You have a choice – you can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.
- Reality Check: Do not expect this to be easy. You have to work for the best things in life.
I also shared a few inspiring stories to help restore your faith in humanity 🙂 (from makesmethink.com)
- Today, I was working in a coffee shop when 2 gay men walked in holding hands. As you might expect, heads started turning. Then a young girl at the table next to me asked her mom why 2 men were holding hands. Her mom replied, “Because they love each other.”
- Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On September 11, 2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”
- Today, I returned home after being stationed in Iraq for 9 months. While I was still in uniform, I went into an ice cream shop near the airport to get a milkshake. The girl behind the counter handed me my shake and said, “It’s on me.” “Thanks, you didn’t have to do that,” I said. “Neither did you,” she replied.
Above all else, remember that we all have bad days, and even though it may not seem like it – things will get better. Yes, tomorrow is a new day – but who says you can’t start over right now? Put a smile on your face and start anew – motivation can be found in the simple things.
Here are a few blogs I found really motivational and inspiring:
“Feeling healthy and feeling good about yourself is not a luxury – it’s an absolute necessity”
“Run faster. Eat better. Sleep longer. Try harder. Aim higher. Love more. Day by day, get happier.”
LET’S BE HAPPY!