Motivation vs. Indulgence

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There is a difference between motivation and indulgence. Motivation helps a person propel towards their goals. Indulgence helps them to feel comfortable at their pace. There are those who enjoy motivation. They have a goal and appreciate having a solid network of people to help propel them towards that goal. Then there are others who prefer indulgence. They have a want and they find comfort in being coddled. They'll get to the finish line eventually. As I read the blogs, boards and Spark pages I've seen both types. What I have found is that there is room here for everyone. For me, I would like to become one who thrives on motivation. What about you? Here are some of the characteristics of both.

Strives on Indulgence: (a) Well, I'd like to lose weight so I joined SparkPeople; (b) I really hate to exercise, that's something I have to try to work on; (c) I really shouldn't have eaten the way I did, but I just couldn't help myself; (d) I was planning on working out today, but I got so busy with life, you know how it is; (e) I'm so glad to be among people who understand how hard it is to lose weight.

Strives on Motivation: (a) Wow!!! A six-week challenge, I'm in; (b) I missed my exercise session today so I did laps around the neighborhood; (c) I went to a party with lots of food, and I did my best to stay within my nutritional guidelines; (d) I really did not feel like working out today, but I couldn't afford not to; (e) Yep, it might be hard, but no pain, no gain.
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    I found this very interesting in the fact that i am both types depending on my mood and the time of month although i would preferr to be the one that strives on motivation all the time.How do i keep up the motivation instead of going to the way side and getting lazy?

    3474 days ago
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