Motivation!

Updated: Oct 29

As the new year approaches, people start thinking about what they’d like to do over the course of the next 12 months; they make ‘resolutions.’ Personally, I’ve never been one for resolutions, but it seems like the most common resolution to make is to go to the gym more/get in shape. Now, on the surface, this is all well and good, but getting in shape isn’t a resolution, it’s a lifestyle; and more often than not, it’s a complete lifestyle change.


Such a drastic change may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. However, you must want it. It’s not enough to just say, “My resolution for [2018] is to go to the gym more and get in shape.” You may realize that come January 1st, there is almost no time of the day when the gym is empty.


However, by January 31st, it flips into almost the exact opposite. These people are often referred to as “Resolutioners” because they make the resolution to get healthy, but don’t really want it so they stop going. Instead of making time to go to the gym, they look for reasons (excuses) not to go. As mentioned earlier, getting healthy isn’t a resolution, it’s a lifestyle; you have to want it, and you have to want it for you. And if you do, you will make time for it and will be successful.


I know it’s easier said than done, but I am speaking from experience. One day, I go to the doctor to get a physical/check-up, and get told that I’m getting too heavy and need to lose weight. I also struggled with other issues such as high cholesterol. I had always been a thin and active kid, but began slowing down as I grew older. This resulted in my gaining weight, something I believe I was in denial about at the time. I had even started wearing bigger clothes to hide and weight gain. It wasn’t until I decided I was going to follow through on my dream to become a professional wrestler that I started losing weight and getting in shape.


Now, I say wanting to be a wrestler was the reason I began my journey to good health, but the truth is I wasn’t happy with how I looked or felt and finally just wanted to change it. In life, attitude is everything; so, the better I felt with myself, the more successful I would be in whatever I choose to peruse. THAT was my reason; I wanted to be happy with myself. You can say you want to do it for your kids, your significant other, your family, etc. but you have to want it for you. No one can do it for you, and no one can make you want to do it. It won’t be easy, but in the end, it will be more than worth it! 

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