Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Motivation and Habit

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

The road to fitness is an ongoing, never ending cycle and certainly isn't an easy one for anybody regardless of fitness level or accomplishment and it shouldn't be and if anyone said that it was "easy" I would honestly find that really hard to believe from anyone. I've seen it happen and still see it happen - how we start strong and sputter down the spiral of disappointment. Unless it's an injury that's hampering you, never be disappointed in yourself if progress is staggered so you decided to hang up the gloves, you ate a little more than you should and ruined your diet, can't find the time to work out. Make yourself some doable and realistic goals for yourself and do your best to stick to it as best you can. Learn new things but educate yourself constantly. If you were to stick to the same routine everytime...who wouldn't get bored or lose motivation from that? That's why fitness program experts such as Craig Ballantyne constantly push program variation every 4 weeks. So always try to understand why you're doing them as opposed to just doing them. The more educated you are the better you're off.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. No matter how you go about it: enjoy it and have fun. And as you have fun with it, it gradually becomes a part of your daily life...a good habit to last you a lifetime.

Again, motivation is what gets you started and it's something that I'm constantly looking for but it's habit that keeps you going.

No comments: