As a holistic personal trainer, I'm always talking about the positive side of fitness, nutrition, habits, and more. I prefer this viewpoint because I believe and have experienced both with myself and with most of my clients, that inspiration (excitement from within) is more effective than motivation (from outside sources) in beginning and sustaining habit changes.
That being said, it's true, also, that there will be some days where you just don't feel like doing what you need to do for your health, fitness, and wellness goals. Some days are challenging.
There is a balance to be found within acting from inspiration and acting out of motivation or discipline. This is why planning and following a plan is so important. The plan in itself is an accountability tool.
For example: I'm training for the Richmond Marathon that is now less than a month away. I created a plan (I am a certified run coach) back in April. I've been running consistently 4 days a week since then. I had progression and recovery built into it, also, so my boyfriend, who is also running it as his first marathon, and I both would not get injured.
There were many mornings, especially in the beginning, where I did not feel like getting up early to go running. With our schedules, we would have to get up at 4:00 am to run at 5:00 am. But we did it anyway. And as I got up earlier, I finally got to the point where I was consistently getting to bed earlier, too. That made everything easier.
Still yet, with a conservative training plan over the course of the past 6 months, we had a very tough 20 mile run the other Sunday. The weather was not great for running - 74 degrees (in the morning) and 95% humidity. (You never want a run to go poorly or feel awful, but especially when it's a LONG one, haha). So we laced up our shoes and went out to get it in. It was the most difficult run we have had all season. And it was not our first time running 20 miles, either. This was our second go at it. But miles 16
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Millions of people around the world are living without access to clean drinking water. To draw attention to what some experts are calling one of the largest public issues of our time; World Water Day was established as an international day of observance and action. According to the UN, more than half of the world will be living with water shortages in the next 50 years.
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