Fitness Motivation – You Want It?…Go Get It!…Period!

I absolutely loved the film “The Pursuit of Happines” with Will Smith. There is a particular part which is my favorite which has actually been cut out and placed as a youtube clip. (See it below).

In the clip Will Smith says “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. If people can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it” “If you want something, go get it, period.”

Listening to this brings goose ups as it is so too the point. Scroll down to see the youtube clip.

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Fitness Motivation – I Can and I Will

We are all capable of achieving goals. When it comes to weight loss it may seem impossible in the beginning. You may look at yourself in the mirror and say “how am i going to lose this weight?!!”…Well, let me tell you it IS possible to lose that weight. Your first step is to make a decision to start. Its a very simple yet hard thing to do. But if you want to achieve something you need to put your foot forward no matter how hard it is. It is always the first step that is the hardest.

You CAN do it.

Put your foot forward today and make a start.

Owen

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Fitness Motivation – Change It!

Most people want to change something about there lives. “How can I change my life” could mean almost anything. No matter how you phrase the question, the simple answer should always be the same: TAKE ACTION!

Its Time to GET MOVING – Start Slowly

If you’d enjoy two hours at the gym each morning or a daily run that’s fine. If however, exercise goes on the same mental list as taking the bins out, you’ll probably need a more gentle start. Daily half hour walks are good, playing squash or tennis with friends or going for a swim are great….and anything in between would probably be a big improvement. Exercise relieves stress and creates energy.

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The weekend is around the corner YAY!!!….If you are having a bad day today then i am sure these images will cheer you up.

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Laughing Is Healthy

Have a laugh today:)

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Fitness Motivation – Self Discipline

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I was asked a very good question by Jason Zynkin from zynkinnews:

“How do you motivate yourself to start the process? I might be different but so many times I promise myself that tomorrow, I will go to the gym, swim in my pool, walk on the beach …even take the dog for a walk…
Then surprise surprise I end up doing nothing. Something else occupies me or I use something else as my excuse to not follow through on it. I want to do it or maybe I deep down do not…it confuses me and annoys me regularly.
I conclude that the most difficult part is actually following through on making a decision…How do you change this?
With everything else in my life, I do it and complete it with total devotion…I just need help to get me going…it is difficult.
I look forward to your reply and thanks for visiting my blog which is part of my incredibly busy schedule in building my business (easy to commit to this!!)….Jason, Zynkin”

This is something i get asked often so i thought i will write a post about it.

I am sure at some point you have asked yourself the following questions:

How do i motivate myself to start?

How do i actually get started?

How do i follow through with my decision?

Why do i lose focus?

The truth is all the above questions boil down to this – Self Discipline.

What Is Self Discipline?

Self discipline is being able to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state. Yes i know it is easier said than done, right?. Imagine what you could accomplish if you could simply follow through on your actions and dreams no matter what. The pinnacle of self-discipline is when you reach the point that when you make a conscious decision, it becomes virtually guaranteed that you’ll follow through on it. Self discipline can empower you to lose any amount of weight. It can wipe out procrastination. But, self discipline needs to be combined with passion, goal setting and planning.

Self discipline is like a muscle. When a muscle is worked it gets stronger right?, Yes everyone has different strengths, and some people are stronger than others, but eventually that muscle will get stronger. However when you stop exercising that muscle it will get weaker. Self discipline works the same way. Just as it takes time to build muscle strength, so does it take time to build self discipline.

How To Get Started

The basic method to build self discipline is to start with a small challenge. Think about this; would you go into the gym and start lifting heavy weights or run 5 km on your first day??..No, you would start slowly. You would life light weights or run half a kilometer and build yourself up. Its a big mistake if you try to push yourself too hard when trying to build self discipline. If you try to transform your entire life overnight by setting dozens of new goals for yourself and expecting yourself to follow through consistently starting the very next day, you’re almost certain to fail.

If you are very undisciplined right now, you can still use what little discipline you have to build more. The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets. Challenges that were once impossible for you will eventually seem like child’s play. As you get stronger, the same weights will seem lighter and lighter.

Don’t compare yourself to other people. It won’t help. You’ll only find what you expect to find. If you think you’re weak, everyone else will seem stronger. If you think you’re strong, everyone else will seem weaker. There’s no point in doing this. Simply look at where you are now, and aim to get better as you go forward.

Set small goals for yourself and take it slow.

Lets consider Jason Zynkin’s (quote above) as an example:

Jason keeps on promising himself that tomorrow he will go to the gym, swim in my pool, walk on the beach and take the dog for a walk and still do his normal day to day work activities. Now that is a lot of “promising” for one day. What Jason should do is pick one of those things just to start. For example, Jason could choose to just walk the dog tomorrow. He could set a time in which to just walk the dog everyday for say 30 min. By doing this one thing he is slowly building up his self discipline and of course getting exercise and so is his dog.

The bottom line is, self discipline is up to you. You need to make time in the day and set small realistic goals.

How Do I Do It 

My schedule is also very hectic just like most of you. But, i make time everyday for my own training. After spending a day driving around to peoples houses for personal training, the last thing i want to do is train myself. I get home exhausted. But i have built up my self discipline that when i get home i put my bags down and head outside or to the stairwell and do my own training. I often have that little voice that says to me “take a break tonight, you will train tomorrow”, but i have become stronger than that voice. I will tell you that after i have trained i feel re-energized and full of energy.

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Here is a great video to watch on Developing Self-Dicipline

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What Has Motivated You In The Past?

We all go through ups and downs which is part of life. But sometimes something happens that brings us to the point of change. We wake up one morning and decide, today, is the day for change.

But, are we changing something in our lives because we want to?, or are we doing it to get back at someone?.

What has been your biggest motivator in the past?

Think about this question and leave your comments below. Writing it out will actually help you heal and motivate you to carry on and keep on moving forward.

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