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The aha moment on Motivation

Friday, December 19, 2008



I had one of those aha moments today when reading and I realized why it is so hard for me to get motivated. So many times I say I cannot get motivated to excercise, yet what I read is that I have not given my self the inspiration to want to change. If I want to change badly enough it will be the motivating factor to drive me to exercise.

I also need to change how I go about exercise. I need to start working out for even just 10 minutes everyday and set aside the time everyday. In order to make this a habit I would need to work at this anywhere from 21 to 40 days until it becomes second nature to me. Then I can start increasing the length and intesity.

If I truly want to lose weight bad enough I will "make it happen". I have made journaling my food a habit and actually feel quilty when I don't, I need to make exercising just as important.

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MRSGIXXER 12/19/2008 6:07PM

    I'm reading a book called "First Things First" by Stephen Covey. It's a very good book about putting the things that are important to you first in your life. One of the things he talks about is having the character/personal integrity to keep a promise, which includes to ourselves. So when we say we are going to do something we do it. It's also important then what we agree to do.

You are right about starting out slow. Promise yourself and then keep that promise to do the ten minutes of exercise every day for say 30 days. Besides saying you are going to do it you need to have a plan of how you will accomplish this and what you will consider exercise. For some people this might seem a little silly to plan a measly 10 minutes out of your day, but if you are anything like me, it's easy to skip over those 10 minute time spans.

I think you will find that during those 30 days you will become inspired and motivated. Which brings me to a second thought. If we wait until we are motivated to accomplish something we may never do anything great. Sometimes you have to just do, because it is what needs to be done. It's like getting up and eating every day. We have to do it to live.

Well, I'll get off my soapbox now. I'm so glad you had your aha moment. You are on your way!!

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