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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I Kept Running

A few weeks ago I committed myself to running almost everyday.  I like to get up before work, drive down to the end of Spring Lake, take a photo of the sunrise, share it with Facebook and go.  30 blissful minutes of clearing my mind, pushing myself to go faster and longer every day.  I think this is what Forrest Gump had in mind when he started running too.

run forrest

Besides feeling accomplished after a good run I found there are other benefits as well.  According to Active.com (http://beta.active.com/running/Articles/6-Benefits-of-Running) running improves your health, prevents disease, helps you lose weight, boosts your confidence, relieves stress and eliminates depression.

Another benefit for me is catching the sunrise:

sunrise