||MOTIVATION AND SUPPORT
One of the questions I am ask most often is how to get and STAY motivated.
We are all motivated by different things. You have to find out what motivates you. My main motivation for many years was my children. I wanted to stay fit and healthy for them. Now that the children are grown and I am getting a little older I want to stay fit and healthy for me. My fitness program keeps me in shape to be able to do things I enjoy.
Think of all the benefits of a fitness program. Decide which things matter to you and focus on them. Make a list of all the benefits you will personally receive from your program and make a list of the others that will benefit. (Who else will benefit if you become more fit?? -- Everyone in your life.)
Now make a list of all the excuses you have for not "doing it". Slowly find ways to remove each of these from your list.
You have to make YOU and your fitness a priority.
BENEFITS OF WALKING
- Burns calories
- Strengthens back muscles
- Slims your waist
- Easy on your joints
- Strengthens your bones
- Lowers blood pressure
- Allows time with family and friends
- Shapes and tones your legs and butt
- Cuts cholesterol
- Reduces risk of heart disease, diabetes, & more
- Reduces stress
- Sleep better
- Improves mood and outlook on life
- Can be done almost anywhere
- Requires no equipment
- AND it's Free
Sharing with others and hearing stories of success can be a great motivator. Find walking friends to share with (either in person or online).
Paphos Marathon Success - Keith's story - from triple bypass to marathon success!
Pat's Story - How a 53 year old overweight woman completes her first marathon.
Susan's Marathon - Hard, scary, empowering, painful, and ultimately exhilarating and awesome.
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