Then, I got a message from my good friend, Sarah, through Facebook Messenger: "Working out today?" @%$&! "Well, I am now!!" I replied. As I told her, the message was just the kick in the butt I needed. We continued chatting and I told her what workouts I had planned. Then, I proceeded to destroy two CrossFit-style workouts and run some hill repeats. Without Sarah's initial nudge and subsequent conversation, none of that would have happened.
I have written about ten different CrossFit-style workouts for myself, all with time or repetition goals--goals that I can attempt to beat each time I do them. Over the last month or so, I have improved nearly every workout each time. After at least two of the workouts, I have had to lie down on the floor for a few minutes to recover. I have also set power goals for my cycling workouts which I have been doing on my rollers. During my planned thirty-minute ride over the weekend, I had to stop at about fifteen minutes, because I was exhausted after killing my one-minute power goal during three intervals. So, my programming is forcing me to work harder.
My point is, motivation can come from different sources. Sometimes you need a nudge from someone else--look for this. You can also create your own self-motivation with goal setting.
|This is the guy I'm looking for in the mirror|
(2010 Tri-ing to Help)