Because of this process #MakinATriathleteOutOfMe I am feeling so much stronger – not just physically, but mentally. I see by my twitter feed that I often complain about the process of getting to the gym – but once I am there I am 100% in. I haven’t skimped or cheated on a work once. In fact, since September I have only missed 5 scheduled workouts since September 1st (excluding the bronchitis) … Five – Five days!!
Friends keep asking me what motivates me – and I don’t have a good answer. For some reason, training for a goal vs working out to lose weight or ‘be healthy’ makes skipping a session no longer an option. It is another task/appointment on my day that will be completed – period.
I do often think of something I heard Apolo Ohno say in one of his videos leading up to his Kona appearance “Champions are made when no one is looking” (I am sure I have paraphrased) I get sentiment… I am not aiming for a podium finish, rather to finish in a place that I am proud of. But I get it… All the sessions, and miles and minutes logged are useless – no matter who sees you… if you aren’t putting in the effort – Every. Single. Time.
Something about that frame of mind means I don’t need motivation to get the job done.
Does the question ‘How do you stay so motivate?’ sound weird to you?
Do you feel motivated most days?
Is motivation required to be successful??