Growing up a dancer, I’m accustomed to driving myself physically. I need to challenge myself physically in order to find be fulfilled.
But I’m also lazy. I fall into ruts of inactivity. I make excuses. I feel guilty. I crave that physical drive again and eventually I get myself moving. It’s a bitter and very unsatisfying cycle.
I want to be physically active and feel healthy EVERY DAY. I want to take care of my body. If I die young, I don’t want it to be because I didn’t take care of my physical health.
For me: physical health brings mental health. When I feel good….I feel happy. It’s a wonderful way to LIVE. Physical health includes feeling strong…feeling flexible…feeling mental peace. It’s about eating good food, staying active, enjoying the outdoors, and having fun.
I have been sedentary too long. I feel that drive pumping again. I want to challenge myself physically again. But this time..I don’t want to stop. I want it to become a way of life. I want it to be a bigger part of who I am. I want it to be important all the time- in action, not just thought. I want to stop thinking about it and begin doing it. TODAY.
How do you drive yourself physically and what motivates you to keep going?