Fitness is a huge part of my life. When I workout I am better; I think more clearly, I sleep more soundly, though my muscles may be sore my body hurts less, and frankly, I like the way I look more.
The times in my life when I have excused myself from working out (yes, made excuses like I just don’t have the time right now, or I’m too tired, etc.) are the times I have been the most unhappy. Don’t get me wrong, there truly are some days where there isn’t enough time, but just like missed days at school, if you skip enough, you will FAIL.
I try to keep myself motivated to not only find the time to workout, but to prioritize exercise with two things: my skinny jeans and photos of me of my fittest. That’s right, I said photos of ME at my fittest. Now, I know plenty of people say it’s important to have outside inspiration and while I’m not against that, I know it’s not what works for me. I know what I’m capable of and I also know how hard it is to maintain that level of fitness with every, aging year. And much to my own surprise, I find that I like my body more in my 30’s than I did in my 20’s.
Over the summer, I took a bit of break on the intense workouts. After a series of races and committing large amounts of time to long runs, I was tired, my body needed to recover, and I simply needed to restore my tank of willpower. Now I’m back and committed to reaching my fitness goals. I’ve set my first 3 goals – a 5K, a half marathon, and getting back to the way I look in the picture on this post (taken a little over a year ago by Mitchel Gray).
Goal time: 8 weeks!
I’m excited to get back to my most fit self.
I’d love to hear your fitness goals and what you use for motivation.