I would love to say that every day I am eager to get my exercise on! However, I’ll keep it real! There are days when I don’t feel like exercising! (I know I’m not the only one!) I’ve learned to dismiss those thoughts and replace them with positive thinking. What motivates you?
I am motivated by 79-year old Ernestine Shepherd! She is a certified personal trainer and the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world, as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records. She is up at 3:00 a.m. each morning running, lifting weights and working out!
I am motivated by the military veteran that was on the treadmill next to me at the gym. He had two prosthetic legs and a very real, motivating attitude!
I am motivated by making time for me. We spend a lot of time on the job, taking care of others and often we neglect ourselves.
I am motivated by my diagnosis of Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Exercising is sometimes a struggle but I know it will help on my journey to wellness.
I am motivated by my personal trainer. He is about his business and is a very good trainer. I now realize I knew very little about exercise and the importance of strength training. Spending my coins on the trainer every month also keeps me motivated!
I am motivated by music! The music sounds good, makes you feel good, and gets that body moving! Exercise gets your blood circulating and prevents the buildup of toxins.
Whether you’re motivated by someone you admire, feeling good, looking good, having a workout buddy or simply being healthier – take care of you! You’re worth it!
“You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.”– Ellen Degeneres