Wednesday’s have typically have been dedicated to WOW WORKOUT WEDNESDAYS! with The Frugal Exerciser & Femme Fitale Fit Club AND Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama ,Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Sarah at Creating Better Tomorrow ,Michelle at Fruition Fitness
Last week I read that The Frugal Exerciser and Femme Fitale Fit Club have discontinued their link-up due to other obligations and endeavors-I wish them the best of luck and look forward to following them and supporting them in those endeavors!
For today’s post, I’m linking back up with Deb over at Deb Runs for Wednesday Word
Please check out all the link-ups-it is always so fun too what others are up to!
The word for Word Wednesday is Motivation.
The psychological definition of motivation:
Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is what causes us to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or reading a book to gain knowledge.
It involves the biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that activate behavior. In everyday usage, the term motivation is frequently used to describe why a person does something.
What motivates me to be fit?
A few weeks ago I wrote a post Why I choose to be fit and healthy…. in reaction to an idiot co-worker who told me that I don’t need to workout because I am small already. I still don’t speak to her-she is not worth my energy….uuugh!
This post will be similar but I hope that does not bore folks.
Being over 40:
I love it when people are amazed that I am in my 40s. When I am told, I look like a (less that 40 year old-lol!) or the reaction of ‘damn-you look good for being in your 40s or when some of the younger football players that I play with say ‘I hope to play as good as you when I get in my 40s’. The ego boost is off the scales!
My birth father is a fit and active 70 something year old. He walks and gardens every day. I think in another post I told you how when I went to visit him during Easter and was planning my long run (up to 7 miles), he said ‘oh just go down the street and take that to the pier and turn around that should be about 6 or 7 miles to and from’ (he walks this all the time he says). Well the truth was it was 6.25 miles ONE WAY! He would have set me up had I not gotten in the car and measured it-lol!
Consequently, my mom and 2nd father have significant health issues that I strongly feel, if they were more active would not be battling so severely.
Having to work harder:
It is all true….after 35 your body starts to do things that you never knew it would do (not in a good way!) I used to be able to eat what every I wanted and still look good. The motivation to defeat the odds of age and work harder to attain my goals is motivation for me.
Being a mom:
I admit and have admitted to falling into the mommy trap ‘oh I have kids, I am a good mom and take care of them, I don’t have time to work out, eat healthy, take care of me….’ Moms-sound familiar? When the light came on that I can’t/won’t be able to be around to be a mom for my kids if I didn’t take care of myself, I went all in!!! The thought of being healthy and fit for my kids is motivation enough for me!
Being a hot wife:
Being sexy and hot for my husband is motivation! ‘Nuff said!
Being a motivator:
I am sure you have seen or heard this:
This is actually a mantra for me. I am fit for me but if I can motivate one person by my actions, dedication and focus to be more fit, that is motivation to me.
What motivates you?