What’s Your Motivation Take 2

shark week

I began my blog and change back in March and like to look back on how far I have come.  Not only have I evolved physically but the mental part is the biggest change.

I wrote What’s Your Motivation in the first couple weeks of working out.  I’ll admit that the blog is bad but I think about motivation often because it takes motivation everyday to keep going.

In the beggining I compared myself to everyone.  Everyone I worked out with I compared myself to.  God, she’s in her 50’s and way better than me!  Why can’t I do push ups like everyone else?! 

My friend Nikki posted this on her Facebook today:  The biggest mistake people make in life is worrying what everyone else thinks.  She is so right!!  I shouldn’t be comparing myself to anyone but using it as motivation to do better!

The best motivator is you, yourself!  I feel motivated to get up and see the sunrise but the most important thing is that I feel good throughout the day.  My energy is way up, I am more focused and at the end of the day I feel accomplished.

What motivates you to keep going everyday?

 

(photo is in honor of Shark Week)

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2 thoughts on “What’s Your Motivation Take 2

  1. I LOVE this – and it’s so true. It’s hard to remember, but no good ever comes from comparing! There will always be someone smarter, nicer, more beautiful, more fit, more gracefully aging, more more more! The best thing is to just try to be the best ME (I’m speaking to myself here if you can’t tell ;)). Great post!

  2. This is so true. I’ve been working out since the beginning of the year and still compare myself to others around me. The one positive, is now it kinds makes me angry that a 50 something goes harder at the gym than I do, so it makes me go harder. I’m getting better at focusing on my own goals and my own fitness, but it’s never easy. Not sure why we ladies often feel the need to compare to others when we are simply spectacular no matter what.
    And look at it this way, if you find yourself still comparing to others occasionally, remember it’s no matter the effort you’re putting in or who is better at it than you, it’s better than where you used to be.

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