I stay motivated by thinking about where I want to be, who I want to be, and the kind of life I want to live. Basically by daydreaming about the future. I’m also motivated by the idea of being a good student and a hardworking person. I want that to be a part of who I am.
To stay on top of things you need something other than motivation though, because motivation’s too volatile. You need discipline. You need the discipline to work hard and stay on task even on days that you don’t feel motivated and you don’t feel like working… I’m still working out the discipline part myself
My dear followers,
Summer has come to an end and so has my health / fitness challenge.
Overall, I’m quite happy I did it (I had never challenged myself to such an extent with intense exercising everyday for an hour) even though I could have been a bit more consistent and in spite of that August health issue which made me unable such an intensive routine. In terms of results, I’m a bit bummed that I regained most of the weight I had lost before stopping my challenge to take my treatment / heal my ulcer. However, I think that what I missed most in the end truly was exercising and the feelings it entailed.
The bottom line
Now that my treatment is over and that I’m feeling stronger, I think I’ll start again my exercising routine (but probably with a lesser intensity). All in all, I’m glad I took on this challenge and I’ll come back here once I come up with a next challenge!