Saturday, September 21, 2013
I'm not feeling motivated, lately, to exercise. Some others on some of my teams are saying the same thing? Just not motivated.
I'm wondering why is there so much emphasis on motivation? We do a lot of things we don't really want to do just because it's the right thing to do:
go to work
sometimes cook dinner
sometimes - go to church (or maybe I'm the only one this fits)
But we do them anyway. Not necessarily because we want to but because we know it's the right thing. Why is it so difficult to exercise just because it's the right thing to do?
Of course, with the things listed above, there can be some very negative consequences to not doing them, even when you don't feel like it.
If you don't go to work - you probably won't have a job very long, then you won't have money to pay your bills that you don't want to pay, and eventually you won't even have a house to clean. So you go to work.
If you don't cook dinner - either your family will go hungry or you'll end up spending more money than necessary on food that isn't really good for you, which means you have to go to work the next day so you'll have money to pay for the fast food. So you cook dinner.
So what happens if I don't exercise? My body becomes weaker, both the mussels I'm not using and the bones. My heart and lungs don't work as efficiently as they are designed to do. I have less energy. I am more prone to diseases of various kinds.
So why isn't just knowing this enough motivation to get me going? I wish I knew!!