I’ve decided that there are two types of people in this world: those who would rather be horizontal on the couch, and those who possess innate motivation to just do it.
Actually, I should clarify: I think some people are more easily self-motivated in certain areas. I should really give myself some credit; I have zero issues getting myself to write (three books in two years isn’t a small feat!). I can write, write, write until my eyelids droop. But I do find myself occasionally making excuses for exercise, which is exactly why I sign up for so many races! Nothing like a deadline to light a fire under my horizontal booty.
Nicole’s comment about just ‘sucking it up’ and doing the things you should really stuck with me. So this morning, when my alarm went off way earlier than I wanted it to, I actually pushed myself out of bed and went to the gym.
Tryin’ to create some momentum in my life!
20 minutes on the elliptical + a 15 minute doggie walk = Success!
Pre-workout sunflower butter toast and banana:
And post-workout blueberry and protein powder smoothie.
Now, if I can just motivate myself to suck it up and package up all these shipments (working at the clinic today)…
Are you self-motivated in some ways but not others? Or are you an awesomely lucky suck-it-up and just-do-it kind of person?
When it comes to exercise, it depends on the kind of work out I’m doing. I love yoga class, and look forward to it all day. I just recently decided to start building up my cardio, and I feel less motivated. I definitely have to drag my butt to the gym and get on that elliptical.