It's mid-January, so the flame you had at the beginning of the month may have dimmed a little. It may be helpful for you to know what kind of motivation you respond to best. Remember, you planned to make a healthy lifestyle change and set SMART Goals, so now's the time for the real work: Sticking to your plan.
It might be helpful for you to know what type of motivation you respond to best.
Intrensic motivation is internal motivation.
- You will do something out of interest or enjoyment
- You value exercise as important to your lifestyle
- You think challenges are fun
Extrinsic motivation is external motivation.
- You are motivated by a reward.
- You love competition.
- You respond to the threat of punishment.
At this point in your new lifestyle of wellness, it's important to remember why you started. Those "whys" can help you find a motivation to continue the progress.
And as always, when you're a Y member, your journey is never a solo adventure. You can connect with other members in group exercise classes or with a Y Wellness Coach in the free Wellness Works program. Our coaches can help you if you find your motivation is flagging.