I know, I know- it’s been a bit quiet around here apart from the morning inspirational quote to get you through your ‘mid-week crisis’. Don’t get me wrong though, I’ve been thinking of you but I literally had to force myself to disconnect from technology last night at 10pm so I could get some decent sleep before my 6am class this morning.
Yesterday was a big day. I had a great weights workout, went to school to meet my class (and do more planning), did lots of planning work once I got home and taught a late BodyStep class. Then it was home, shower, eat dinner and oh I don’t know- maybe show my boyfriend some attention? It’s definitely not a regular thing but every now and again you have those days where somethings got to give, ya know?
I was also pretty stressed and teary yesterday, but I’m thankful that I don’t feel like that today. I actually feel pretty darn great… and motivated! Maybe that morning inspiration helped?
Anyways I’m trying to stay on top of everything before the big weekend this week at the Fitness expo and Les Mills USW! It will be a work and study free weekend- which I’m definitely looking forward to.
Motivation Comes In Numbers
I also wanted to talk about something that I dealt with this morning. I definitely think that motivation comes in numbers. I had quite a big class, which was impressive considering they all chose to be there at that ridiculous hour! Whilst a Wednesday (early) morning is normally a struggle as my body seems to hurt in every way possible (not enough sleep, leg day the day before and the cold doesn’t help), this morning I was bursting with energy and didn’t need to dig deep to deliver a motivating and energetic class. It just came naturally.
And you know what? The big numbers helped.
It’s always been the case for me. Now, even with small numbers I aim to deliver my best performance and I love doing it, but when there’s a big turn out the atmosphere is just different and I definitely think it has an effect on how I feel I went after the class, as well as how I feel during.
I think this can be transferred to other contexts also. Don’t like to run- find a running buddy. Struggling to study- join a study group. The more the merrier is definitely the theme here.
So I want you to use this thought- Motivation comes in numbers- somewhere in your life. Maybe you could be motivated by the fact that you will overcome your ED because you have a support system and community (me included!) who are involved (and are going through it too!); or maybe knowing that there’s going to be a room of group fitness enthusiasts at the next BodyStep class will motivate you to get moving!
Whatever it is that you need motivation for, find some numbers to join you, or bring to light the numbers that are already there with you.
- Do you agree with the statement- Motivation comes in numbers?
- How could you apply this to your life?