Have you heard about the term motivation? You most likely have. Motivation is our drive to action. We can be driven by money, prizes, or rewards (external motivation). We can also be driven by our inner thoughts, dreams, or goals (internal motivation). Why am I speaking about motivation on a nutrition & exercise blog you ask?? Because, motivation determines ALL we do, especially eating right & exercising.
That’s right, we all have a certain degree of motivation toward eating right and becoming fit. Everyone has a different motive. It can go from becoming healthier to just fitting in an old pair of jeans. It can go from losing 50 pounds to running a marathon. Most importantly, you need to find YOUR DRIVE.
Find what moves you to action. Find what you’re longing for. Write it down. Think on it every day. Finally, ACT on it. Work toward your goal daily and continually remind yourself of your inner drive. Remind yourself of your drive on those hard days. I guarantee you will have difficult days. The secret is to stay hopeful and motivated on those them. In the end, it will be worth it!
As Always, Trust Your Gut!