The Reality of Motivation

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In a previous blog I wrote about motivation and I have to admit that I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot lately. In particular, I feel like we tend to be too hard on ourselves when we aren’t feeling motivated. As I was cleaning up after dinner last night and doing dishes I started thinking, do I ever feel motivated to do household chores like clean or do dishes? Unsurprisingly, the answer is no. But, I do these things because they are a necessary part of my daily routine and they make life better if only in the smallest of ways. After all, who wants to stare at a tower of dirty dishes every day?

It may sound strange to compare exercise to household chores, but it’s easy for these two things to fall to the bottom of the “Things-I-Want-To-Do List.” Some days we may feel more motivated than others to do the things that will help us and make our lives a little better. But a funny thing can happen when you start something that you’re not motivated for—you get motivated in the process. Did you ever start cleaning a room and then ended up cleaning your entire home? Think of how good you felt afterward, albeit a little tired.

At TOPS, we’re all about Real People. Real Weight Loss. and, the reality is, we’re not always going to feel motivated. All we can do is continue to show up and do the best with what we’ve got.

4 thoughts on “The Reality of Motivation

  1. I realized that my NEW YEAR starts on my birthday, which I just had. That is when the questions and plans start. It is a time of thinking of how I am a year older and what can I do to help my body for this next new year. I was looking for motivation and found it right here. Thanks. I plan on reading this one motivation message over and over again until exercise becomes second nature to me.

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