Although I love health & fitness, I could always use a little motivation. And that seems to hold true for most – whether we’ve been working out for months or just started on the path to health & happiness. There’s always a new plateau ahead with a coinciding wall to break through. Working out isn’t just physical; it’s a mental and spiritual journey too. And it tests your strength and brings up weaknesses in every aspect of you as a human being.
Since I was a college athlete, having a clear goal or deadline is key. Signing up for races or going to yoga classes with a fitter friend brings out my competitive nature and deep-rooted drive to be the best. Everyone has a different motivating factor – and knowing why you’re fighting for better fitness is pivotal in reaching your goals, whatever they may be.
Here’s a few motivations geared towards running, for my first Motivation Monday post. Right now, my motivation is my very first half-marathon coming up at the end of December. I’m both excited and terrified to conquer that 13.1 mile mark – and, possibly, a little crazy. But training for something makes me push harder, run faster, and feel more accomplished after every little achievement.
What’s your motivation?