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  • Writer's pictureDawn

Motivation: Set the bar low... (no, I mean it!)

Here’s something I hear a lot… “I just can’t get motivated.”

Or another one…

“I’m going to start working out again when I get my motivation up.”

I get it… but I also know a secret that I reallyreallyreally want YOU to know, too.

Your fastest way to get (and stay) motivated? Take action. Just do something. Do the thing ANYWAY.

It doesn’t have to be the perfectly structured HIIT workout, or a PR 5k, or an aesthetically pleasing plate perfect meal.

… it can be as simple as a quick walk around the block or making a double batch of veggie stir fry for dinner tonight, so you have a healthy lunch for tomorrow... or setting your timer for 3 minutes and focusing on your breathing.

SET THE BAR LOW. And take action — ASAP.

crowd gathered at the starting line of a 5k race
Starting line at the Gasparilla Distance Classic

Then, do it tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and the day after that. Notice your motivation starts to creep up. And as you begin to feel more motivated, you can gently raise the bar. And, importantly, CELEBRATE the fact that you got started, even though you weren’t 100% into it.

One month from now, six months from now, a year from now, “future” you is going to be so thankful that you started TODAY.

If you need some help when it comes to staying motivated, I'm here for you! From setting goals to taking that all-important action, I’ve helped many individuals (and often their families) go from overwhelmed, worried and lost to confident, informed and empowered in laying the building blocks for a lifetime of health and wellness.

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