Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Procrastination vs Eye on the Prize
There are those who can't wait to get closer to their goals.
And, there are those who "can't" bring themselves to make their dreams a reality.
Whatever your goal, it takes inspiration to make it come to fruition. So the question is, are you inspired?
Procrastination is the result of viewing your exercise time as an unhappy, unexciting time, acute time. But, that's not really what it is, is it? After all, each session you complete is another huge step forward!
Remember what your goals will lead to: For example, "I want to lose twenty pounds" just sounds like work... Boring work, frankly, But that goal might really mean, "I want to have a better sex life and feel more confident." Or, "I want to build muscle" might be more about posture, confidence and energy than it is about the muscles themselves.
After all, we don't seek out fitness and wellness for the sake of themselves, but rather to use them as keys to better quality living.
Think of the calmness you'll feel when you're thinner, stronger and healthier all-around.
Imagine looking your best on the boat or when you're traveling this summer.
Maintain a level of health that minimizes risk for hospitalization in older age
Make a promise to yourself to no longer think of your fitness sessions as "workouts", but rather as steps toward (insert your goal here)
So perhaps you're not just "trying to build muscle" anymore, you're improving metabolism and strengthening the heart & lungs
And, it's not just "weight loss" that you're really after, but a descreased risk for heart disease, arthritis & cardiovascular problems
Our actions can only be as strong as our intentions! Remembering the big picture of what you're accomplishing is the key to enjoying your fitness program, staying the course, and building an inspiration to succeed. Remember, you deserve the BEST life possible! Invest in YOU and keep your eye on the prize!