The last couple days I have been looking around at some motivational videos online. Do you like to read motivation quotes or watch motivational videos? I admit I do like to watch them. I love to read, its about my favorite thing in the world to do. I am ALWAYS reading something, be it a book, or a magazine, or something online. Sometimes, if I find myself particularly dragging, I will search out for those motivational quotes you see all over the place. Admittedly, the momentary little bit of inspiration that quotes bring me, doesn’t always last long.
Taking it up a knotch, for me personally, is audio. Over the years I have listened to dozens and dozens of programs on personal development. Now admittedly, just listening to an audio passively isn’t going to bring much change into your life unless you act on some of the ideas, or implement some of the changes into your life. But to me these tapes do add value.
For me, as far as an outside source of motivation, video is a big one. It just seems to add something extra, and maybe it is become it brings in more of your senses, with the soundtracks, the imagery, the audio, it just hits home for me if it is done right. Some of you may find this stuff corny, but just try and watch the following two videos and not be ready to run through a wall!
The last few weeks I have been texting a friend of mine that started the same workout program as me just a few weeks after me, asking him if has finished his workout, or telling him when I finished my workout. I told him tonight in my text at 10:09 pm that I was just starting my workout and I would rather crawl over broken glass on my hands and knees. A little dramatic but its how I felt at the time. But I stopped whining and moaning to myself and got it done anyway. And I killed it again. I had a fantastic workout and I was drenched in sweat at the end. I don’t think I stopped one rep short of what I could have done. As I said a couple posts ago, I am simply not accepting excuses from myself anymore. Sure, I may get sick, and legit can’t workout that day. Or a legit injury and I have to take a day off. But there’s no more “I had a bad day, I am going to sit in front of the computer for 5 hours and veg” (after spending 9 days sitting in front of one at work). Thats what got me to 250 lbs. Excuses. Indifference. I will finish what I started this time. The doctor wants me to get my weight down to 170 or under, something I haven’t weighed since I was 27 years old. But you know what, even if it takes me a year, I will get there. I will get off some of this blood pressure medication, I will stop being a candidate for heart attacks/diabetes/ strokes/ and anything else can happen to a person with a 50 + inch waist like I was a few short weeks ago, and I will finish what I started.
One day at a time, I will get there.
PS. If anyone is interested, I also have a facebook page here, that I plan to start posting to as well. Please check it out and “like” it. I am not selling anything, haha, just another spot I am going to share my fitness journey and hope to post to regularly! Thanks