What REALLY gets you going?
I mean, FIRED UP and MOTIVATED!
Motivation comes from within. Nobody can give it to you. Others can encourage you and help you along the way, but true motivation comes from deep inside.
You may think that others have motivated you. They've probably just pushed the buttons that have sparked the fire inside of you. The motivation.
So what motivates you?
There are two types of motivation:
Extrinsic and Intrinsic
Extrinsic Motivation is when we are motivated to perform a behaviour to earn a reward or avoid a punishment.
A good example of Extrinsic Motivation would be that we may reward a member with a pair of new training bottoms for losing 1 or 2 dress sizes. Much like we did with Boot Camper, Caroline L when she did just that.
Other examples would include rewarding yourself with a new dress, when you reach a weight loss target, or booking a holiday to work towards.
The flip side to the above would be the fact you don't want to look bad and feel uncomfortable in a Bikini on the Beach... That way you're avoiding the punishment.
Either way you look at it, great ways to help motivate you.
Intrinsic Motivation is when you become motivated to perform a behaviour because of how it makes you feel. You find it personally rewarding.
You don't do it for any other reason but because you enjoy it, you love how it makes you feel, the rush you get, the intrinsic reward factor.
You don't need to be rewarded for your efforts in the form of a new dress, a holiday or any other type of incentive... You do it because you love the way it makes you feel.
A good example of an Intrinsic Motivation would be getting out of bed to serve your purpose. Your friends / family / your partner. You know, the stuff that you do because of the way it makes you feel.
Other examples would include exercising because of how it makes you feel. Not necessarily to lose weight or get in shape for a particular event.
From the two above, which one motivates you more?
Most individuals start a training / nutrition programme with the help of an Extrinsic Motivation. But after they've started to achieve some results, they get a mix of both Extrinsic AND Intrinsic Motivation.
This potentially leads to becoming more dominant in favour of Intrinsic Motivation with frequent peaks of Extrinsic Motives.
Whatever you choose to motivate you, whether it is to reward yourself or simply to feel amazing, pick one.
Commit to it.
Find a motive that FIRES YOU UP!
One the really gets you going!
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