Sunday, November 17, 2013

Motivation

I've been looking for motivation lately.  Motivation to workout, to lose weight, to eat better, and just generally be a better version of myself.   It hasn't been working.  In addition to joining a DietBet, I joined Jenny Hadfield's 2013 Holiday Challenge.  No money involved in that one, but again, I was trying to get some motivation up.

Today, as I sat on my couch with my kids while they watched t.v, all of us succumbing to what I like to think of as Sunday Sloth, I picked up my Kindle and began to re-read "Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir."  At one point, Jennette Fulda writes:

People waited for motivation to find them, but they needed to go out and find motivation . . .
You just have to do it, even though you don't want to.  If you saw diet and exercise as optional, you were screwed.  It was nonnegotiable.  

Well.  How's that for a nice kick in the tushy?   Here I sit, in my comfy p.j.'s, waiting to want to work out, and Ms. Fulda comes along with her truth and just calls me on my crap.

I have to...  just do it?  Nike is right?  There's not going to be some magical pixie dust one morning that turns me into the person I want to be, the one who is dedicated, never skips a workout, and doesn't quit when things get hard?  I have to do it on my own, even though I don't want to?  Well shit.

I guess I have some decisions to make.
 

4 comments:

  1. I love your new blog look - awesome!!!

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  2. Totally agree with all that you've posted. Motivation does not come easy to most people, I don't think. Those that work out regularly are just better about making themselves do it!

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    1. You're right! I think once something is a habit, it's easier, but until you get to that point, it can be hard.

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