It #fit4fifteen week two! I was supposed to be off today, sitting on the couch and binge watching intervention. Alas, i am en route to the gym and then office as I write this. So it goes.
|Can't even contain my gym excitement this morning.|
To be completely honest, I don't LOVE working out. Blah blah blah, endorphins blah. In reality I almost never want to go to the gym. Yet, I wake up and go to the gym 4-5 mornings a week. And even on my way to the gym, I still tell myself that I can have a slacker workout if I want to (spoiler alert: almost always once I'm actually there, I get in the mood to bust my butt). If I only went when I was motivated, I wouldn't go. The only thing I'm motivated to do in the mornings is curl deeper into my blanket burrito and hit snooze.
|Sprints are a good way to die on a treadmill in 15 min or less. |
15 minutes of :20 on, :40 off (straddle the belt).
Start at 8.0 and bump it .1 after each sprint.
Sensing a trend here? So here's my weight loss epiphany of the day: I don't lose weight because I'm motivated to lose weight, because the instant that motivation evaporates, it's game over: I'm making unhealthy choices again. I lose weight because I am disciplined to go to the gym in the morning when I really (really REALLY) don't want to. I'm obviously not perfect-- being disciplined is a very constant struggle that I face every single day. Two years after making a change in my life, and it really still is a daily battle.
|Two years ago versus yesterday (it's a known fact that I do not dress this nicely for work on Fridays)|
So, if you're feeling motivated, that's great! Use that motivation! But remember that motivation is only a small part of the battle, and discipline is a much more powerful force.
Happy #fit4fifteen Friday Fitnasty friends!
What do you think: are you successful because you're motivated or disciplined?