Since August 2011 I’ve put out the “Moose is Loose” monthly newsletter to better connect with those that have expressed a keen interest in sharing about health and fitness goals, wellness ambitions and everything between. More importantly it’s a way for me to remain accountable to my readers and offer guidance where I’m able. It’s those little, daily tasks that when compounded tend to have the longest lasting impact on our lives. As well, seemingly small accountability check-ins keeping many of us (especially me!) on task; and at moments gets us back on track on those days when we find ourselves deviating from our personal goals.
I continue to do my best to share those things that I’m most passionate about in life, hoping that I can inspire and motivate others to lead healthier, more active lifestyles. The newsletter is just another extension of my life allowing me to do so…
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Welcome to the 7th issue of the Moose is Loose.
Motivation is not always the easiest of things to put our finger on. It is a subjective, underlying driving force that resonates within all of us. Unfortunately sometimes our motivation becomes muffled and suppressed, placing other things in our life first.
Imagine the following scenario:
Suzie wakes up after 5 hours of sleep to get breakfasts made for the kids, ensuring everyone is ready to head out for the day ahead. Suzie then heads to work for a 7 hour shift, followed by another 4 hours of taxiing the kids from appointment to appointment after school. Once she finally arrives back home around 7pm, she makes dinner, helps the kids with their homework, and finally gets the kids in bed. It’s now 10:30 at night and she finally sits down on the couch, overwhelmed with the thought about everything that needs to be done for tomorrow. Knowing how important her health is, Suzie knows she needs to get her workout in, but just can’t seem to find the motivation… REPEAT.
How many times have we found ourselves in this same situation? It’s a cycle that many of us have found ourselves in. Finding motivation to break the cycle isn’t easy, it requires energy, it requires dedication, and more than anything it requires a REASON/a WHY.
(Here’s my WHY)
What’s your WHY? What does it mean to break the cycles and habits that keep us from advancing or improving? What drives you to do the things you do? All of these are questions we need to ask ourselves daily and once we find the answers, we can set our sights on our goals and let our passions drive us.
Go to it! Get your success… deep down, you already know the path to follow and it’s just a matter of taking that first step and creating the momentum to follow through. I believe in you as do others in your spheres of influence, cut out the nay sayers and stick with the positive people and reach your goals and live the life you want.
Do you have an accountability coach? Email me directly and I will help you find your success. WARNING, only do this if you are committed to following through 120%. I’m excited to help you get results…
And remember, Always Keep Moving!
This article was written by Dai "The Moose" Manuel
Dai Manuel is a dad, husband, Fitness Town COO, Motivational speaker, CrossFit athlete and coach. Driven to help people live healthier, active lifestyles.