Monday Minute: Inside Out Motivation

It’s Monday and I know you’re busy. This feel-good wellness tip will only take a minute 🙂

If you launched a personal wellness initiative (my new feel-good term for the dreaded New Year’s Resolution) on January 1st, you are now on Day 18 of your journey.

Congrats! (Pat on the back here . . . I’ll wait.)

That being said, a bit of checking-in may be in order—–especially if your inner voice is chirping comments like:

Is it really worth it?
Will the scale EVER budge?
Kettlebells . . . say what?

Teens Say the Darndest Things

The other day, I picked up my 16-year-old son at the gym after his workout. As we rode along in the car together, he began to share:

Mom, I noticed something about my workouts these days.

(Yes. Do tell.)

When I started working out a couple of years ago, I was doing it for hockey. I wanted to get bigger and stronger, and be a faster skater.

It kinda worked.

(True. His efforts did show up on the ice.)

Last year, things sorta shifted and I was doing it because I wanted to be the cool guy at school. I wanted the other kids to notice me.


He’s always had a bit of that in him.

But that totally didn’t work. I really never made any progress that way.

(You know that feeling when your kid brings home a good report card? It was that kinda moment for me . . . I continued listening.)

This year, I decided to workout for myself. It’s weird, but I finally feel like I’m seeing real results.

(I promise, I don’t force my kids to read my blog every week.)

Going Deep

It’s admirable to pursue wellness for the sake of the team—your family, your loved ones, people who depend on you to function at your highest capacity. It can work—-for a while.

Perhaps you’ll even experience a momentary surge of motivation inviting your ego along for the ride. Like my son however, you might find life in pursuit of the perfect physique also comes up short.

But when you finally OWN IT! for yourself—-because you deserve it, are worthy, and are ready to claim wellness as your birthright—it’s a game changer with the potential to deliver real, lasting results.

Motivation from the inside out. It keeps you on the playing field when no one’s watching from the stands. (feel free to Tweet that!)


Who are you working for?

Check-In Time

Who ya doing this for and how’s it working for ya?

It’s a question worth asking 18 days into your journey.

You CAN Do This!

My minute is up and you have places to go and wellness to seek. I’m in . . . are you?

Feel good. Be well. Meg

P.S. Leave a comment below and I’ll add you to my list of wellness warriors I channel positive energy to during my 10-minute walks 🙂

4 Comments on “Monday Minute: Inside Out Motivation

    • As you know Cathy, we often write for ourselves. I always need to positivity boost on an early Monday morning. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. I’ve just started working with a trainer twice a week–just for me. And, I have to admit that finding the right motivation is often key.

    • Hi Walker: That’s great that you teamed up with a trainer–and twice a week. Knowing why you are doing it, and the guidance of a pro is a combination for success. Thanks for chiming in.

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