Mid-Month Motivation

So now we are more than halfway through January and your New Year’s resolutions are kinda stale, yeah? Particularly that one about working out more often in spite of your excesses during the Christmas season. Got it, I know the same staleness. In fact, as of yesterday I’ve met with every one of my training athletes and every one expressed the same thing. What’s common to one is common to all.

In fact, I’ve beefed up the take-home workouts for my clients and we’re already seeing some great results – you can too!

So, then. Let’s not focus on what you are not doing, nor on your current lack of fitness. That’s history. Forget the past (with apologies to Mr. Santayana) and move on, shall we?

If you’re struggling to find motivation to get to your workout, allow these seven reasons to inspire you to exercising greatness – and you won’t settle for anything less than great, will you? Righto.

Exercise Because —Your Body Works

It may seem like an odd reason to work out, but the fact that you can work out ought to inspire you to do so. Use that body God gave you!

After all, there are plenty of folks who have been affected by disease or congenital conditions that make working out impossible. If you are able to exercise, do it! Every movement you make, be grateful and work to learn your body’s limits. In essence, when you do this you’re giving your body a high five! Sounds awkward, doesn’t it – just don’t hit yourself too hard.

Exercise Because —Disease Can’t Handle It

True, there are diseases that will attack you regardless of your fitness level. However, exercising regularly (starting today) is one of the best ways to build yourself up against all sorts of ailments and illnesses. From the common cold to heart disease, exercise helps you avoid health issues and live a healthier, longer life. Do it.

Exercise Because —You Family Loves You

Because you want to be around for years in the future, you need to exercise. As seen above, exercise is a great way to fend off all sorts of health issues, many of them life-threatening.

So if you want to show love to you family members who love you, you’ll need to work out regularly. Afraid your workouts will take away family time? Get up earlier or have your loved ones workout with you. Make this work, your family will thank you.

Exercise Because —You Beat Goals

Some people meet goals. When you commit to getting in the gym today, you set yourself up to beat goals.

Once you reach your new jump rope or weight-loss goal, you move on to the next. Do this often enough and it will start to happen in the rest of your life. Deadline at work coming up soon? No problem. Wish you could read more books? Consider it done. Ready to quit smoking? You can do it.

All because you worked out today!

Exercise Because —Life Will Be Easier

Ever struggled to get out of bed and get on with your day? Exercising today can help that. Wonder why you always feel stressed out? Once you get into your workout today you’ll be able to shed the stress. Wish you had the sex drive that you seemingly lost a few years ago? Today’s workout will get you on the right track there as well. See a heavy couch that needs lifting? After spending time working out today, that couch will be light as a feather tomorrow. (Figuratively, anyway.)

In other words, exercise makes everything in life better, easier, and more bearable!

Exercise Because —Your Body Will Surprise You

When you started on your exercise journey, you wanted to change your body. But somewhere along the way you forgot about that swimsuit-ready body you desired so much early on.

Well, guess what? It can still be yours! All you’ve got to do is workout today and get back on the road to it. In six months, you’ll be amazed at how much better your body looks and how much more you enjoy being you.

Exercise Because —Your Friends Will Join You

It can be hard to keep working out every day if your loved ones aren’t into it. However, if you stick with it (and trust your trainer!) your loved ones may eventually want to join you in your exercise. Once they realize you’re seeing positive results, they won’t want to miss out. So by working out today, you’re helping others be healthy!

DO IT!

Try this. Pick just one of these reasons, focus on it, and then go do your workout. You and your loved ones will be glad you did.

About Tom Schweickert

Tom Schweickert, EA, CPC, CPT brings a unique combination as a Life Coach, Personal Trainer and Money Coach to help folks negotiate these interesting times.
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