Find your motivation…
Originally posted on Matt Wilson Personal Training:
I do want to use it as an analogy for fitness. As someone who has been passionate about running over the last several years, I have often wondered whether I trained to run races or perhaps maybe I was signing up for races so I would have an excuse to train.
Ultimately, it didn’t matter because I truly enjoyed both. The truth is that this circular logic can be used to your advantage, particularly if you are one of those people who resolve every December 31st to “get into shape” and “lose those 10 pounds”. In this case, signing up for a race to have an excuse to train can be a great motivator. Knowing that you have a race on the calendar (especially if you tell your friends), whether you are planning on running hard for time or just to finish, will be one extra push to get you to the gym, go out for a run or meet with a personal trainer (shameless plug!). Once you begin taking care of the fitness side of your health, you will quickly realize that your body will begin to crave foods that it can more efficiently and cleanly digest, which will make running easier – it’s a win-win!