It's confession time again. I don't know if you noticed but it's been a little while since I posted a fitness inspiration entry. There's a reason for that. You see, part of my secret motivation for those posts in the past was get fit for a trip to Miami on my birthday. That special day has come and gone. Afterwards, I began to lack the motivation to work out after having reached my goal.
Suddenly, I was confronted with having to make a choice that would change the course of my actions for ever. A decision had to be made. I had to decide if working out was something I did to reach an outcome or something I would do consistently just because....... Was fitness a means to an end or a way of life? Then I thought of all of the wonderful benefits I experienced when I worked out consistently. The insane amount of energy, the pretty skin from visiting the sauna & sweating on a regular basis. The feelings of confidence which I carried with me all the time. The feeling that I can get NO where else. The feeling of having a toned, strong body. Nothing else compared to it.
I did it. I decided. I made the choice to get back in the gym. This time, there's no goal I'm moving towards. Nobody I'm trying to impress. I'm not stepping on scales, I'm not criticizing my body. I'm just working out. I know the benefits will come but I'm here for the experience. That feeling of aliveness when blood is pumping all through my body. This means that I no longer let excuses interfere with my workouts. Like Tony Robbins said, I have to create rituals to support the high standards I set for myself.
With that said, I want to continue to create moments of inspiration and motivation for those of us in our fitness journeys. There are ups and there are downs. What's most important is whether I accept fitness as a part of my life or something that I do from time to time. When it becomes part of my life, I don't find time, I make it.