Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A question of motivation.

Motivation comes in many shapes and sizes. Ideally, we (as health professionals) want your motivation to be about better nutrition, lowering your cholesterol, improving your posture and changing your body composition (to name a few).

...or dancing on the beach?

To be honest, this is what most clients tell us when we meet for the first time. "I really want to get in shape so I am healthy and happy." Or, "I want to make sure I stay happy and healthy for the rest of my life!"


Lets be honest; very few people actually want those goals. Most people are motivated by things they won't admit to: they want to dominate the glass in their company basketball league, their sister's wedding is coming up, they need to win a bet or, most commonly, they want to look good naked.

Well played, Jamie Eason. Well played.

Theres nothing wrong with that, though. Theres nothing wrong with ANY of those reasons being your motivation, as long as you're honest about it. Being honest will help your trainer get you to achieve your goals faster and, hopefully, with less stress than if you were to do it on your own.

When it comes down to it, whatever gets you off the couch and working out is a good reason. Focus on your goals and figure out the best way to achieve them, and do it.

Go do it.

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