How To Stay Motivated To Be Healthy

Motivation To Workout

Have you ever committed to become healthier…only to get derailed a few months, weeks or even days later?

“I don’t have enough…” Whether it’s time, money or desire, quitting is common.

Are there any secrets we can learn from people who succeeded? People who committed and years later, they’re still rockin’ a healthy lifestyle?

Well, turns out there are.

Humans have an amazing power to change, once they’re disturbed enough, says transformation expert Tony Robbins.

Quitters are stuck because of rationalizations like, “My health isn’t that bad yet.” (Even this statement shows they believe it will get worse.)

Or they tell themselves things like, “I’m still young. I have plenty of time to turn this around later.”

Being “okay” is the death rattle to quality of life. It’s why a staggering number of people still die of diet-related cancer or heart disease. Winners realize they are NOT okay. They finally get disturbed enough.

They turn 30, 40 or 50. Or someone says something honest to them. Or they look in the mirror and see the truth.

They realize they MUST change, and they have to start NOW.

Everything you feel is based on a belief, Robbins explains.

Quitters have beliefs like:

  • I want to exercise, but I probably never will.
  • Exercise is painful.
  • I don’t have enough time.
  • Eating wrong is too easy. I get angry, stressed, or I’m with friends, so I eat.

Yet beliefs can be changed.

Winners replace old beliefs with newer, better ones.

And they know that any belief, repeated enough, with conviction, becomes stronger and stronger.

Winners have beliefs like:

  • Every pound I gain is eroding who I am as a person.
  • No matter who loves me, I can’t love myself if I abuse myself physically.
  • I have something better to do with life than waste it on overeating or being lazy.
  • Food is fuel and nourishment – it’s not something to go get feelings from.
  • If I don’t take care of my body, I don’t take care of my life.
  • When I exercise and eat right, everything is easier. If not, I’m tired and stressed.
  • Health gives me more to give to others. My time to exercise and eat right is priority.
  • I must have time for myself every day to think about my life.
  • I’m worth it. It’s that important.
  • Workouts are fun! When it’s hard, I don’t look at the time, I feel myself getting stronger.
  • It’s an investment in my longevity.
  • I can be a role model to save my loved ones.
  • I’m addicted to taking care of myself.
  • Working out at the start of the day makes it a success already. I’m on a roll.
  • I will exercise forever. My purpose in life is tied to giving my best. It’s why I exercise.

What About You?

It’s all well and good to read about someone else’s resolve and determination.

But to really change your life, why not write down 3 excuses you’ve been making?

Then write down 4 or 5 new beliefs you will replace these with.

Do it now. Do it for you and your loved ones.

And hey, while you’re getting into a new exercise habit…you need a good trainer.

Sure, the one at the local gym may help.

But did you know that many trained massage therapists are fantastic resources?

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You’ll get all the discomfort worked out of your muscles. You can learn some great stretches. And you’ll probably learn a few specialized exercises to speed up your journey to wellness.

Life takes it out of you. I’d love to help you put it back in.

How can I help you personally?

Call me at 303-920-2350 with any questions, concerns or to find out how massage and essential oils can make life better for you.

Sarah Shropshire

by Sarah Shropshire
LMT, Essential Oil and Business Consultant


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