The Big Fat Lie You Have Been Telling Yourself

motivational_speaker_linda_larsen_workoutAs a motivational speaker I travel and lot and seriously understand the value in staying as physically fit as possible. So when I'm not traveling I like to go to my local gym and work out at least four times per week. But there are times when, honestly, I don't feel like working out. I'm too tired, I have no energy, my brain hurts, my right pinky finger is throbbing, my hair is too scary looking, my dog wants to play, my… You get the point.

And then, just the other day, it hit me.

 

NOT FEELING LIKE WORKING OUT IS NOT A VALID REASON FOR NOT WORKING OUT. 
IN FACT, IF YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE IT, THAT'S EXACTLY WHY YOU NEED TO DO IT."

I had been telling myself a big fat lie. I had been telling myself that it WAS a valid reason. That if I didn't feeeeeel like it, it was okay to bail. 

Not okay. No more. Now if I have injured myself or there is something wrong with me physically, then okay, but just because I don't feeeeeeel like it? Aaaanh. Thank you for playing.

So the next time you hear yourself saying that you don't feeeeeel like working out, or writing that blogpost, or answering that phone call, just say to yourself, "Oh, how cool! I don't feel like it – therefore it is EXACTLY what I need to do!"

And, by the way, afterward, you will feeeeeeeel fantastic! You might even celebrate with a few of your closest friends!

About

Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700
http://www.lindalarsen.com

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Comments

  1. Bingo!!! How did you get inside my head Linda?  You are so right. Once we write the story that says we hate working out, our body and mind believe it. So I'm trying to write a story that says I love having some time to get on the treadmill, plug into my favorite show tunes, and dream about my favorite outfits.  Puts a whole new spin on it. :)

  2. Only a teeny tiny part of the gym-going population "feels" like working out, I promise you! I've shared the story that the reason I started teaching exercise was so that I HAD to get my a** there and punch a timeclock.  Even though I love how I feel afterwards (and you do too), I would have stayed at home many times if I didn't have to be there to teach. Good going girl!!

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