Recently I was musing over what was motivating me to stick to my exercise and nutrition program. Here's what I came up with:
- Results! I am loving the muscular definition I am achieving. I have more energy. I am sleeping less. Results are motivating me to maintain and to strive for more results!
- Training Logs- I no longer see these as mere useful tools to help me. My training logs are ESSENTIAL for my motivation over the long haul. Tracking results, gauging improvements, appreciating consistency and achievement- these are motivators I NEED to stay on track.
- The challenge of the discipline it takes to stay on a program is motivating, especially over the long term. This loops me back to the results I am achieving with compounding momentum!
- Friendly competition with myself and my peers motivates me. The runners who log 50K+ each week inspire me to push myself. My own logged workout scores give me a goal to work towards in any given workout- a PB!
What motivates you? Take a good look at what is inflating your ambitions and what is deflating them. Then plan accordingly :)
I loved this post. It really got me thinking again. Do you use an online training log tool?
Dear Anna- I never see these comments! I really need to address my notification settings egad. Yes I really like MyFitnessPal lately as an online training tool and (bonus) app!ReplyDelete