pFIT Tip: The Secret Driving Force

 

Sometimes our decisions aren’t based on what we like, but what we dislike. I honestly can say I don’t love working out all the time, but my dislike for feeling unhealthy and flabby outweighs my dislike for exercise.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the feeling exercise gives me and am always happy I did it, but the fact of the matter is this: If I could look fit without working out I’d skip it – Duh! 🙂 But I’m not that lucky so a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Honestly, I’d have to say my hate for feeling fat is actually even greater for my love for feeling fit. Being fit and healthy should be the norm anyway. We all should be taking better care of our bodies – we only get one!

It’s not always about looks – it’s about how you FEEL. Whether feeling fat means actually “being fat” or not, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is how you feel.

So whether you feel fat when you are a size 4 or a size 24, it really doesn’t matter. What counts is what you do about it to make you feel better and feel healthier.

Heaviness, weakness, exhaustion, shortness of breath, tight clothes, sluggishness, etc can all drive you to do things you never thought you’d ever do – and do them well.

Let your HATRED for those things fuel your LOVE for working out.

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About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on July 14, 2012, in Mantras, Motivational, PFIT TIPS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I can’t stand the way I feel when i can’t get to the gym for a week, or when I have no access to healthy food for a period of time. It is downright miserable! I have to drag myself to the gym some days when I really REALLY don’t want to go, but I’m always glad I did.

  2. I agree, I always feel happy when I have the workout behind me, but it is tough some days! Because the feeling fat creeps up on you and a single workout doesn’t change the “fat-feeling”.
    I’ve had weeks now where I haven’t really worked out and I have been eating junk food ALL THE TIME! And now I am feeling FAT (and I have gained weight, lots of weight).
    So I have made myself a personal challenge: To get at least 30 minutes of working out done every day for the next week. Starting today and going on until next Sunday.

    Bonnie, your blog is an inspiration and I try to read every blog post, although I have just skipped some these last weeks when I REALLY didn’t want to be reminded that I should leave those chips behind and get my ass to the gym. As part of my challenge I will read your blog every day too. And I won’t stop after Sunday. 😉

    Have a great weekend!

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