The Importance of Wanting It

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I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday filled with delicious foods and fun time with family and friends!

As the holiday weekend unraveled, in the little down time I had, I scrolled through a few posts on fitness and health social media sites. Many promoted relaxing and giving the body a rest (in regards to fitness and working out) while some promoted the opposite, that the holidays are not an excuse. This all got me thinking about the motivation and drive that people have.The motivation and drive is not going to exist if you do not want to participate in the activity. If your sport is weightlifting and you hate it, but continue to do it because an Instagram post said you must never stop, then you will ruin your love for fitness activities. Every activity will have a negative ora around it, because you continued on a path that you didn’t enjoy. Not to mention, your goals are going to be worthless to you.

When you wake up in the morning, before a workout and you’re not feeling motivated, take a moment and ask yourself “do I really want to do this today?” if the answer is “no” then don’t do it today. If the answer is no everyday, then maybe it’s time to find a new hobby. If you take a rest while the game is still fun, you will be excited to go back and play ; rather than playing the game until you’ve been defeated and then dreading another round.

It’s all about wanting it. If you don’t want to go for a run, don’t. Don’t beat yourself up over it and feel guilty, just don’t do it. It will make it that much easier to motivate yourself once you find something you are willing and excited to do. Find love for a sport, activity, or hobby and enjoy it.

Have a great night. 🙂

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