Tuesday, November 27, 2007

a little motivation

I'm sure many of you have seen this already as it was one of those featured stories on Yahoo today, but I found it to be very inspirational.

If in your past you experienced cold (or hot) weather as a deterrent to working out, this season holds the opportunity of a lifetime for you.

Make this year different. Adopt a true athletic archetype and feel your desire for fitness success emerge. You can use old obstacles as opportunities to gain strength - mental and physical.

Breaking through – that is your focus.
Not giving up – that is your motto.
Making your training a priority rather than a dispensable activity – that is your goal.
"Success is only a word, but achieving it is a lifestyle."

Make the decision - that’s what you have to do first. Decide that you want to maintain, begin, or improve your training this winter, then take steps to support (and reinforce) your decision.

Then, don’t give up no matter what. Act and think, in all areas of your life, like the athlete you want to be (and look like). Making your health and fitness a priority will be the best gift you give this winter to you and everyone else in your life.

"Try These Cold Weather Workouts" Debbie Rocker

This really helps me feel motivated to eat the right food today and make sure that I get my workouts in tonight... actually I wish I could go out for a run right now!