Well put. More people need to see this and understand. I love seeing others who have an understanding more for themselves than of what is being pressured by TV, people, etc. I was a victim of that but for the past year I come to just love myself and do it for ME!
Excellent call Scotty. I hope the targeted audience read this, realise its talking to them, pull their collective fingers out and start getting stuck into it. Well done mate.
To feel and BE healthy
To look great (for my wife)
To set a positive example for my children
To find my limits and push through
Great advice! My motivation is my 3 beautiful kids and my husband. I know if I stop now, my husband will kick my butt lol. I'm so proud of myself that I have been doing it for almost 5 months now. I know, nobody will do it for me but myself.
Having someone to kick your ass if you begin to slack is always an added bonus!
I keep asking Skimble to get some new voiceovers.. Mr T style!
Can you imagine doing a workout and beginning to get tired when all of a sudden Skimble shouts "What you slacking for fool?!?! Get your lazy ass moving!!!"
(I'd love that!)
It is a bonus. Just like when I first started, my husband said to me, I don't think u will do it for 6 weeks. I just tell him, u will be eating ur words lol. 5 months later, my husband said to me that u have been going to far now, u just can't stop. Right now, I don't even think I just do it.
Just like in real life, nothing is giving to u. U have to earn it.
With Mr. T style, I will love it to have another voice scream at me when I'm slacking off (it does not mean I don't have enough voices scream at me at home already).
My why, this year, is to gradually get back into it, from my forced non-working out of November and December, and to get my proper, trim, taught body back. I've got some 10-15 pounds to get rid of. One of the ways I'm doing this, is since the 12th of January, I,m on a beer-fast for 100 days. Not line drop will pass these lips in that time. 10 days in, and going strong. I,m also trying to cut down on eating crap. (Not that I do much anyway,but I love chips, munchy-biscuits, etc with beer). Why, coz not only am I going to get my abs back, I'm going to get hell fitter, and kill TM again this year. Thanks .
My motivation: me, me and me. This is something I do entirely for my own wellbeing and not for anyone else. It's alone time. It's getting rid of all that energy that builds up inside me and makes me feel restless and anxious. It's the satisfaction of having used my body for what it's made for. It's the curiosity to see what I can do, how far I can go. Along the way, it's developed on its own into a journey instead of just a habit.
The looking good part and the healthy eating has come as a very pleasant bonus. But I don't want to put too much focus on that.
1.) I want to look good and feel good.
2.) It is important to me because I want to be this person I can rely on, person that does what needs to be done. Because putting energy into something is fighting against chaos and a way of saying "I am..I exist and I have a little peace of universe under my control."
3.) I stop because I'm lazy, and because I'm I guess scared of change. Also idea of looking and feeling great, and putting workout as a prio in my day feels somehow selfish and egocentric, I quess I'm scared that I would end up lonely because of it.
4.) It is going to be different because I failed enough times to be able to recognize my week sides and my bad habits, especially my irational beliefs like 3rd.
5.) I'm going to succed because I will keep trying,because I'm not doing this for a month or a year, but for all life, I don't want to be a cauch potato and I'll keep returning back every time I slip.
Calendar alarm just went off to tell me it is 100 days. That is 100 days of no beer or wine and hardly any crap food.
Results? Lost about 4kg, most of love handles, got abs back, feel hell fitter and sleeping untold better. Got to be on a winner.