Motivation!

June 25, 2011 by Heather

This morning I dragged myself out of bed dreading the five miles I had on the schedule today.  As some of you may know I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I’m trying to get it under control.  Well, I had my cheat meal last night so that always makes me feel under the weather the next day.  And my body is still not in sync with the Eastern time zone yet after my trip to Los Angeles last week.

Ya, ya, ya…quit your whining right!? 🙂  Well I did my normal routine of feeding the gang and I dragged myself upstairs to put on my running clothes.  I continued to drag myself outside and off I went.  To my amazement I actually had a good run.  Despite feeling like crap, I managed to make good time, I didn’t puke and I lived to tell about it!  But my run is not the reason I’m writing today. ….

While I was running I began to wonder what makes some people do the thing that they really don’t want to do and what makes some people sit on the couch and promise to do it tomorrow.  Because let me tell you, it would have been SO easy for me to go back to bed, eat breakfast, sit on the couch or do something else besides running this morning!  Because I REALLY did not want to go for that run!  Are some people just more motivated than other people?  Do some people want the results more than others?  Do some people value their health more than others?  I don’t know the answers to these questions but I do wonder…. Because if there was a specific reason why some do the thing that they really don’t want to do and some don’t well that would make my job in helping people easier right? 

You can’t want something for someone more than they want it for themselves.  Someone said that at Summit, and forgive me for not remembering who, but it is SO true!  I can’t count the endless times I have wanted someone to try Shakeology or get started on a fitness program or just do something to improve their health, not because it would benefit me but because I knew that they would feel so much better if they just took those first steps.  It is a hard lesson to learn, but it does them no good for ME to want it for THEM.  Sigh……

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