Lately I have been frustrated with where I am at in my personal fitness goals. I could sit here and make up excuse after excuse, but there is no one else to point the finger at other than myself. This got me thinking. If I spent one week focusing on only my personal goals, where would I be? Would I double my progress and get two weeks of results in one? I know, I might be exaggerating here, but truthfully, if I spent one month focusing on my personal goals rather than making everyone else happy, would I receive greater results than others? For once I want to be the one that people say, “Because of you, I didn’t give up.” I know this is a clique quote but it’s true. I want to be someone’s inspiration as others have been mine.
This whole thought process came across about 2 weeks ago while at the gym. I was only pushing myself halfway to the limit and was not into my workout. I looked over to the cardio machines while resting between sets and I saw this guy just FLYING on the elliptical machine. He was literally cruising as hard and fast as he could. I thought, “That guy wants it more than me.” What a sad realization I came to. I was attempting to reach my goals while only putting forth half the effort! I was going through the ‘excuse mode’ as I call it by making excuses for why I was not seeing results. I had no excuses, I had made decisions following with actions that lead to less progress. I need to change my actions to bring back my hard drive and get my behind on the burner so to speak.
Sometimes we catch ourselves before we enter this mood, sometimes we’re already in it. What matters is getting ourselves up and running again in the direction of your dreams. When did my drive go away? When did I begin to slip off the motivation wagon? I cannot tell you. What I can tell you is that I have lots of thanks to give to the man on the elliptical that day. You, sir, want it bad.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013