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.

Let's face it:  We all have fitness or wellness goals that we'd like to achieve, don't we?  If you're already at an ideal body composition and weight, then you likely have other goals that you're working on:  Perhaps you're not getting the 5 days of recommended cardiovascular training each week, or your muscles aren't getting enough exercise volume to keep your bones, metabolism and joints healthy for the long run.  Or, perhaps nutrition is short on the recommendations for vegetable or protein intake.

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 energy you can have each day.

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!

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