Monday, December 24, 2012
Enthusiasm is a tough thing to hang onto all the time. Especially when circumstances are weighing you down, your weight is weighing you down or [fill in the blank with your reason].
One of the things suggested in The Spark (by SparkGuy Chris Downie) is to make a collage of why you want to lose weight or why you want to reach whatever goal you may have set (half marathon, marathon, etc.). On your collage, include reasons why you want to reach this goal and also make sure you include photos. They can be photos of anyone -- they don't have to be of you.
If you look at that collage every day, it really does keep your enthusiasm up. It also helps to have workout/training buddies. I know that I push myself a bit harder to get to the gym after work when I know my buddies are going to be there. They always greet me with smiles & lots of hugs. If I don't show up, I have phone calls, emails &/or FaceBook messages waiting for me asking where I was. They are super great friends!
Today's challenge: Come up with a way to foster enthusiasm. Maybe it's looking at your collage or meeting a buddy at the gym. Maybe you need to change your workout music. Whatever it is, "just do it." (~ Nike ~) You won't regret it.
No more wrinkled souls!!
Blessings to you!!