Thursday, June 13, 2013
So...I took some time off from SparkPeople. And from exercising regularly. And from not eating every cookie that comes my way. It happens, right?
I've been trying to find my motivation to get up early and exercise or to find the willpower to eat healthier. My list of reasons to do it is long. But it's not what I would consider motivation.
I've Googled "fitness motivation" and the like, but that hasn't helped. It returns nothing more than a bunch of websites full of "you can do it" quotes, or reasons to work out or pictures of incredibly fit, airbrushed models in workout clothes who seem (at least to me) that their only daily activities must be working out and eating the food that's been weighed and cooked for them by someone else.
Does that motivate me? No.
I'm looking for my "spark". Yes, I want to be fit and healthy. Yes, I want to look great and feel great about myself. But how do I get from wanting it to taking the steps to doing it? That's what I'm trying to figure out.
I'm trying to log my food again. I'm trying to move more (even when I'm brushing my teeth). I'm trying to spend more time with the individuals I care about. I'm trying to clear the clutter in my home. I'm trying to get a handle on so many different aspects of my life. Because that's what life is. It's not just diet and exercise. It's everything, all at once being thrown at us and somehow, we're supposed to figure out how to make sense of it all.
I guess the only way to do this, and to find my motivation, is to take it one step at a time. One minute at a time. And stop overwhelming myself by wondering why I can't do "better" than what I'm doing.