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Dare to Lose – Find Your Motivation

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This video is of some of our Dare to Lose competitors talking about why they signed up for the program and what they want to get out of it. Why am I sharing it with you? To show you that everyone has different needs, wants and motivations for getting healthy.

Let’s be honest, a lot of us don’t enjoy a rigorous workout. (I think I’m jealous of the people out there that do.) Miramont Lifestyle fitness helped me change my perspectives. I learned that even if I don’t enjoy running three miles and then doing core exercises until I’m shaking in pain, I do enjoy the feeling of having done those exercises. By focusing on how I feel after a workout, I can help motivate myself through a tough one.

Does that approach work for everyone? No, but it works for me so I’m rolling with it. Everyone who wants to get healthy needs to find what motivates them and use that to make fitness a part of your life that you enjoy, not the horrid thing you drag yourself to do because you have to.

Have you decided that your going to run to get healthy, but hate running? Let me be the first to tell you that running around a track thinking, “I hate this, I hate this, I hate this,” won’t be as easy thing to keep doing. Find something you get out of the running and use that to keep yourself motivated. Maybe it’s listening to music while you run, maybe it’s running outside and enjoying nature, maybe it’s the feeling of accomplishment after running a set distance, maybe it’s the fact that you want to cross the finish line of a half marathon later this year and this is going to help you do it. Believe me, if you can find a positive to focus on, you’ll be much happier and much more apt to adapt your new routine into your life for the long run.

Need some help finding your motivation? Here are some motivational ideas from ZenHabits, more from Women’s Health, and even more from Men’s Health.

Remember, your working out for you and you need to find a way to enjoy it.  Good luck!

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