“How are you so motivated?” This is the biggest question I get when people find out I’m primal. So for the next few weeks, I’ll be motivating you on Mondays. These posts may seem a little ranty, but it’s my blog, right? (Also don’t forget to watch the vid at the bottom, it’ll motivate you for the whole week!)
Is living a Primal lifestyle really about motivation? Not at all actually, it’s about habits. Motivation gets you started, and habits keep you going. But the first step is a decision, and that decision is driven by motivation. Motivation has to come from within.
This is the most overlooked step. The danger is that most people go into it half hearted without fully making the decision. This is the point that people miss.
“So what’s your ‘secret’?” Another question I get constantly. Once again, no secret; its habits. And whenever I think about swaying from those habits, I remember why I started. There’s a goal so much bigger than that piece of cake. For everyone that goal is different. My goal list grows daily, and sometimes I take things off the goal list. For instance, a number on the scale doesn’t mean anything to me anymore, but getting a perfect pushup means a LOT. You have to decide, write them down, and stick to it.
But step 1 today is to find that goal. Do an exercise right now- Write all your goals down. Write down anything that you’d be proud of if you achieved it. Want to hear some of mine for examples?
- Be a role model for other college students struggling to eat healthier and lose weight
- Get more fit
Now these are two of my examples from where I am today. But when I started, it was simple things like:
- Stop eating pizza
- Give up soft drinks
- Avoid sweets and late night carby snacks (Honey nut cheerios were quite a weakness)
So see, I am human! Things don’t happen overnight. No matter where you’re at in your journey, you have to have goals to keep improving. It comes down to the fact that it’s your decision. So, stop blaming other people for the way you live your life, and take some responsibility for your own actions.