Motivation Monday: Refocus, Recommit.
If you want to succeed, focus on results instead of your feelings. Feelings are inconsistent and unreliable. They mess with your head and they have nothing to do with getting you results. You may feel motivated from time to time – and if that’s the case, you’ll feel like working out time to time.
Of course we don’t allow our feelings to dictate other areas of our life. We go to work whether we feel like it or not. We pay our bills whether we want to or not. We set guidelines and make schedules based on what needs to be done – not necessarily what we WANT to do. If these principles apply to our job, money, marriage and laws, then why should the be in different with fitness?
Once you set your guidelines, commit and follow the plan, the results will come – and there’s nothing more motivating that experiencing results. Once you start to see the results, you’ll find more motivation to keep you going. But, until then, you have to look at diet and exercise like a job. You have to keep showing up if you want to get paid.
It’s Monday. It’s time to refocus & recommit. Instead of worrying about what you did or didn’t do last week, or whether you are motivated or not enough to do what you need to do this week, think about where you will be 4-6 weeks from now if you keep showing up and doing what has to be done. - B -