Day 3: Do it anway

Being committed to something means doing it even when it gets hard or you might not feel like it. I'm trying to learn these new habits and life style choice to make my life happier and healthier but sometimes my motivation is....less than perfect.

It may be a big party or event that you just want to say "Screw the diet, I'm pigging out!", a horrible day where the gentlemen (by whom I mean Ben and Jerry) are calling your name, or after a hard day of work when the LAST thing you want to do is go for a run. There are so many things that pop up, ready to derail your efforts and make you give in.

Do you ever wait until you FEEL like going to work to actually go? No! You just go because you have committed yourself to your boss, your co-workers, your family. The same thing is true with going to school or visiting friends and family. Because you consider these things to be important, you do them regardless of how you feel at the moment.

If you're committed to your goals of living a healthy lifestyle you'll take the steps necessary to achieving your goals even when you don't really feel like doing them. The best motivator for me to get off my butt and exercise is simply putting on my runners and workout gear. I'm already dressed so why not go outside for a quick run? Once your outside that quick run can turn into a longer and truly invigorating workout! It think finishing a work out is one of the BEST feelings especially when your motivation was lagging at the beginning.

In your life today, identify a task you don't feel like doing, then do it anyway! Whether it be going out for a run, eating a salad for dinner, or cleaning out your closet, notice how it feels to accomplish goal by taking the "no matter what" approach.

"People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway."

~Mother Teresa