Motivation is a powerful thing that can help us jump start a new adventure but what happens when the motivation is gone?
What happens when that friend that signed up with you at the gym suddenly quits or you lost all the weight but your friends and family no longer comment on how good you look or you notice the coach that that was so helpful in the beginning of your fitness journey has shifted their attention new members that are just starting out?
Motivation is awesome but it will eventually go away so what will drive you then?
You need discipline, you have to sit down and say, “I am going to do this, I know life is going to throw me challenges but at this time, on this day, I am going to dedicate time to myself to get fit!”.
I promise you if you set this mindset you will be successful. You see, fitness is more than losing weight or gaining muscle. Fitness helps us in so many areas of our lives; our relationships with our spouses, confidence at work, energy to play with our children, and so on. It is also in your family’s best interest to give you time to yourself!
This excerpt is taken from retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink’s book Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual:
“Don’t worry about motivation.
Motivation is fickle. It comes and goes.
It is unreliable and when you are counting on motivation to get your goals accomplished- you will likely fall short.
Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen.
Don’t count on motivation. Count on discipline.
You know what you have to do.
MAKE YOURSELF DO IT.”
Had a bad at work? Kids driving you crazy? Think you don’t have the time?
It doesn’t matter, make the time. You need it!
Come in lift some weights and hit the bag with us you will be glad that you did!