Maybe I should call these posts Motivation Mondays as my intention is always to motivate.
Motivation is something we all struggle with on our own. It’s always easier when we have a workout partner, or a trainer barking orders at us, or whatever tool we use to motivate ourselves.
As I’ve explained in the past on this blog, and through other social outlets, the key to motivation is making it so real that your brain has no choice but to believe you and force your body to respond. A good example is the following story:
A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program.
The next day, there’s a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of running shoes and a sign around her neck. She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, “If you can catch me, you can have me.”
Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised.
He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program. The next day there’s a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, “If you catch me you can have me”. Well, he’s out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.
Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program.
“Are you sure?” asks the representative on the phone. “This is our most rigorous program.”
“Absolutely,” he replies, “I haven’t felt this good in years.”
The next day there’s a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, “If I catch you, your ass is mine.”
He lost 63 pounds that week.
Some people respond to positive motivation. Others to negative. Figure out what works best for you and then exert your tremendous willpower and make it real. Be motivated.
You never know, one day I just might show up at your doorstep.