Motivators & Inspiration
Hello from Myrtle Beach!
Okay, not really. I didnt bring my laptop with me so I am actually writing from the past! I set this up to auto-post while I was gone so all you awesome people would have something fun to read in the meantime!
I figured now would be the perfect time to touch on this subject since we all just set some goals for the new year! So let’s talk about motivation and inspiration: the flow chart of goal setting if you will.
What motivates you to workout, eat well, and live a healthy lifestyle?
Is it to have abs like this?
Or arms and a back like this?
Legs like this?
Or is it to keep healthy to prevent an illness in your family history? (or illness in general?)
Or just be at a healthy weight, whether it means losing a few pounds or gaining a few pounds?
Or to just to be happy in your own skin?
Or to treat your body well so it can help you accomplish amazing feats?
I look at a motivator as something that drives us to our goal. Having a motivational factor is great and all, but if you are like me (easily sidetracked, a little lazy sometimes, and hungry… wait…what?) you need something extra to keep you moving along the way!
Enter: inspiration! Inspiration is really what keeps us going, reminding us of our goal and our main motivator.
Your inspiration could be anything right? A picture to keep you motivated to get some amazing abs, or a picture of your less-fit self placed on your treadmill to remind you of your goal to lose a few pounds, to make you run a little harder.
Or maybe if you are striving to prevent an illness in your family history, your inspiration could be watching/remembering another family member’s journey to overcome the illness.
I drew a diagram of what the hell I am talking about if you are lost (haha!). I tried to make my diagram a lot cooler using Microsoft Paint on the computer but [as usual] I got really impatient and decided drawing it and taking a picture of my awesome drawing would be way easier.
If you feel like you are in a high school goal setting class, I am sorry haha. And by the way, my stick woman is not angry, that is just my determined/game face!
Here is one of mine:
Goal – To run a 5k this year
Motivator – I want to get into running because it is so beneficial and a great hobby! (plus
Inspiration – pictures! Pictures of other people in awesome shape from running, and pictures of my chubby legs (because I know running will help them become more lean of course!)
- What is a fitness or health related goal of yours and a motivator for that goal?
- What do you use for inspiration along the way?