I sit down every Sunday alone and I re-comment to my weight loss goals and challenges. I find new races to enter, I look at my routines via my exercise journal and analyze if I need to increase what I am doing because I am bored or I just need to increase because my body has adjusted.
This helps me because I stay fresh, centered and motivated to do new things and have new goals accomplished week after week.
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Make a commitment to yourself, your family, your friends, to spark people. Following a commitment does not depend on motivation. Once I've made a commitment to something, I do it no matter how I feel. Don't wait for the motivation. Make a commitment today!
I've found the best time to decide if I'm going to exercise is about 20 minutes into a routine! When I don't feel like getting started, I have a good, firm talk with myself, and head out (or start the DVD). Sure enough, in 15 or 20 minutes, I'm feeling great and wanting to continue!
Making a commitment to work out with a friend provides two people the needed inspiration:)
Motivation is fleeting. She is a fair weather friend. When the going gets tough, she leaves. Commitment is the life long friend. Commitment will get you through when life get tough. She will get you up to exercise when you are tire, sick, or depressed. I am renewing my friendship with commitment, and motivation can take a hike.
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