Did you make a list of New Year’s resolutions, but once again failed to move forward? Do you write new exercise and fitness plans, time and time again, and you promise yourself that this time you are really going to do it…but you don’t? Well don’t be depressed or “beat up on yourself”, the key to your success path may be just one word…MOTIVATION. Well we all need motivation in life, and there is short goal motivation, and ongoing motivation, or what I refer to as “a lifestyle.” Short goal motivation could be something where you have a definite date …you want to be your best for a class reunion, lose weight for a cruise or vacation, starting a new job, moving to a new city, etc. These are good motivation tools because it gets you moving in a positive direction. Ongoing motivation, or lifestyle change, can be simply put as, you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and it’s time to do something about it.
Setting realistic goals is the first place to start. If you set your goals too high, you set yourself up for failure and disappointment, and set too low, you are not going to see the results that you hoped for and deserve.
Sometimes we need someone to help us with our motivation, and that can be very positive. Dr. Michael Lange and I serve as motivators for each other in our personal and professional lives. We live 100 miles apart so working out together is out of the question, however, we call and text to make sure each other is on target for that day. We don’t compete against each other, we support each other, and that’s the difference. When we are together for the Ask the Doctor radio show, at a nutrition or medical conference, or at a personal appearance, we most certainly hit the gym, and make sure our nutrition is on point. We are human beings with long days, stress and all the ups and downs of life, but we keep each other motivated to not only talk the talk, but to walk the walk.
So maybe you workout at home, maybe you Iive by yourself, you eat most or all of your meals by yourself, that is all the more reason to stay focused and motivated. You can do it, I know you can!
Be healthy my friend,
Dr. Richard Hall PhD SNS CPT
Fortifeye Performance Nutrition
Direct line 352-353-2206