My desktop actually has a few fitness models, figure competitors and just plain fit women on it just to remind me what I’m working towards, but that really doesn’t do it for me.
I know half of those models never had it hard. They started training and they got results. They never had to work off baby fat, obesity, high cholesterol, or any other struggle that would make what they did to their bodies that impressive to me. Walking over a hill is nothing like climbing a mountain. While they are impressive with their figures, it’s only a visual motivation for me. It doesn’t help spark any sort of intrinsic motivation in me.
The people who inspire me are the ones that fought through struggles. Those who were overlooked, nay-sayed, or didn’t receive the support to boost their egos on the way. The ones who had a lot of work to go, never gave up and succeeded.
Another motivation for me is a point of view I share with Nike. But I like to emphasize myself with not so friendly words sometimes.
Why make excuses? Just go do it, and get it out of the way. If it’s that bad and that horrible for you to go do 30 minutes of exercise daily, why dread about it all day. Just do it and get it out of the way. I guarantee that after a few weeks of doing it daily and staying consistent your body will feel better and you will start wanting to get your workout in.
Working out releases happy feelings, and those happy feelings are addictive. Why do you think fitness people are sometimes so obnoxiously upbeat and positive about the world? They’re high on endorphins!
So fight the blues, go exercise, just do it. Really.Lastly, I am always motivated by music. I can be in the car and hear something that reminds me of lifting weights or some beat that is the perfect pace for my workout routine. My workout playlist on youtube changes and expands all the time, always come back to see what I’ve added for ideas!