Motivation can come from anywhere…yourself, your environment, your family, your friends…look around and motivation can be everywhere!
who/what motivates you?
- provide (someone) with a motive for doing something.
Who motivates me:
I have to say my 1st and #1 motivator is ME! Remember last TT, we talked about MANTRAS and I shared a few of mine with you. Yup those mantras motivate me but my internal push and drive also motivates me.
I am pretty much a self motivating person. I mean I have to be to have become a morning workout person….stil can’t believe I am that person that gets up between 5 and 5:30 most mornings to workout. What I know is, if I don’t get up in the morning, a workout will not happen so I have to motivate myself to get up and get going!
When I was training for half-marathons, I would find a training plan (I mostly used Hal Higdon) and would follow it pretty closely. Initially, I used to run with a local running group in the mornings but often they would bail due to weather or one thing or another….so much for group motivation. Thankfully, because I am self motivated, I was able to still get up and get my run in despite the weather or anything else.
Without self motivation, I think it would be very hard to get this accomplished in any aspect of life.
Outside of my fitness life, I am still pretty self motivating. One example would be at in my job. When I started 2 years ago, I came into a position that had bee vacant for many years and previous to the vacancy had been more of an administrative (desk job..pushing papers) position. I am not a desk job/paper pusher kind of person and so I knew that if I was going to stay at this job (which I intend to for a while), I was going to have to re-create it. This was greatly motivating as I got the green light from my supervisor to create the position to best serve our clients….YES! Once I got fully acclimated in the needs of my clients, I have been able to re-create my position in a way that allows me to engage and interact with many people on different levels, support our clients at a much better level and above all significantly reduced the desk-job/paper pushing!
My parent’s play two roles in terms of motivation. They have always motivated me to do my best, taker reasonable risks, learn from failures and celebrate successes. As parents, they have been my #1 motivators and cheerleaders my entire life. Most recently, the table have shifted a little with both of my parents having health issues. I now am working on being a motivator to them to be encouraged that even with their illnesses, they can still be active in a way that is healthy for them. My motivational speeches aren’t working too well these days but that just makes me more motivated to keep on trying 😉
These 2 are my rocks! If ever and whenever, I doubt myself, all I have to do it give them a call and the motivation comes spewing through the phone lines! From removing my self doubt, to talking me off the ledge, to pumping me with motivational talk, they are #1!
If you have been reading my blog for anytime, you know that my kids are my world!! I give prayers and thanks to God everyday for choosing me to be their mom!
My children motivate me everyday!! They are the reason why I get up every morning to workout. They motive me to set a healthy and fit example for them. They motivate me to show them that being good at your craft takes patience and practice. They motivate me to want to continue to be that example for them.
As you know, both of my kids are actively involved in sports. My son plays on a travel soccer team and my daughter, has just been invited to join the competitive gymnastics team at her gym. Yeah, I have to keep up with these athletes and so there in lies my motivation. I love the fact that when I am at any of their activities, they wont hesitate to ask me to participate. The other day at my son’s soccer game, my daughter challenged me to a cart wheel race….she won by the way-lol!
My husband supports and motivates me to try new things and to get outside of my comfort zone. When I was doing the Charlie Mike weight training program, he was such a great motivator in me choosing and doing heavier weights. He often would say ‘um, I am pretty sure you can go heavier than that’. When I doubted myself, he motivated me to ‘just try it-I will be here to spot you; even though I don’t think you will need it’. He was right most of the time….except for shoulders…. I almost decapitated myself listening to him..lol!!
This chick right here…..never says no to any of my crazy ideas!! She is always there with a motivating, ‘sure you can do it!’, ‘you got this!’, ‘if you gonna do it…then do it!’, ‘come on push through, you got this!’. You get the idea-right! She is my #1 race supporter and motivator. When I was training for half marathons and the long run mileage was getting higher and I would fret about it, she would always give me the motivational pep talk that I needed to get it done!
We support each other in our fitness journey as well. I think I am her #1 motivator, pushing her to keep going, helping her to see her successes and reminder her where and why she started. On the days that she is struggling to go to the gym, a few minutes on the phone and I have giving her the motivation she needs to head into the gym and get the work done.
It is so amazingly awesome to be motivated by others and to motivate others. I am so blessed to have motivational relationships with people who are so important to me.
What about you, who motivates you? Who do you motivate?
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