We’ve talked about the word ‘motivation’ quite a bit as it relates to a fit, healthy lifestyle…and we’ll continue to talk about it, as it’s key to starting, and importantly, SUSTAINING fit behavior change. Think about it. Is your motive to get out of bed in the morning, so that you’re not late to work and so the pay checks will keep coming? Nothing wrong with being practical or showing up to work! However, this motive, compared to that of one that seeks to make a contribution … to have an opportunity to challenge your performance to be better than the day before … there’s integrity in the latter motive that leads to better results in the long-term. It’s no different when it comes to exercise and healthy living.
Take time to introspectively consider your own value system and how this plays into your motive for a healthy lifestyle. Be honest and patient with yourself. And if your motivation includes some percentage of a vanity factor, that’s okay! Nothing wrong with valuing your appearance and respecting yourself.
What’s your motivation?
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Source: Thanks to catherinelennon.com for the great infographic.