This week, Sarah, Tamieka, and I chose to revolve the theme around motivation. Because I have been working my butt off the last few weeks, I can tell you that I am being motivated by sleep right now. Boy, I cannot wait to hop into bed! I've had a lot of stress-induced insomnia this week in particular, and I'm feeling like today is the day I fall asleep before 1 a.m.! (That's the earliest I've been able to fall asleep this week... whomp whomp.) But before I do that, I need to share what really motivates me!
To answer the question of what motivates me, I had to think of the answer in two parts. The first was what motivates me generally, in life. The second was to think about what motivates me in my health and fitness efforts, more specifically.
Generally, I am motivated by helping people. I don't care if that's corny, because it's true. It gives me great pleasure to help other people! It's the main reason why I do what I do for a living, and helping people is what I believe is part of my life's purpose.
When it comes to my health and fitness, I am extremely motivated by competition and rewards. I realize that this also sounds corny, but what are you gonna do? As I've said time and time again on this blog, I am extremely competitive! Half the time, other people don't even know I'm competing against them! Fitness apps and technology have really just highlighted my need for reward, but they have also helped me find more success in my fitness journey. Apps where I can earn points for completing tasks are like my bread and butter for fitness motivation -- especially if the points translate into STUFF!
Now I want to know: What motivates you? Is there a particular person or thing that motivates you? Have you read anything motivational lately?
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