I had no motivation to go for a run today. Which is rare for me. And it would have been so easy to just not go. But I made a little deal with myself and decided to only run two miles instead of five. Once I got out there and stopped complaining about it, I was in the zone. So much so, I missed my turn off. And the run I didn’t want to go on, turned into a four mile run. Which isn’t the five I had planned on doing. But it counts. And every step. Was worth so much more than any of the excuses I came up with to not go.
So the next time you feel unmotivated to go for a run. Or a walk. Or your work out. Go to yoga. Or whatever it is you do to be active. Make a little deal with yourself to not do all the miles. Pounds. Or poses. Steps. Or whatever’s it is for you. Because you see, there isn’t a perfect course to our goal(s). We are going to hit obstacles. And take detours. We might even end up at a different goal than we have planned on. Or feel so unmotivated we don’t want to move. But that is okay. As long as we don’t stop. Because every little thing we do counts as long as we are doing something that brings us closer to our goals. And I promise you, it will be worth it.
Have you ever been lost on a run, walk or hike? I got lost on a hike once and we ended up 10 miles off course and we had to hitchhike back to my truck. I have to say, there were a few moments when it was downright scary.
What have you done today to be active?
Have you found a heart yet?
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Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!