MOTIVATION: enjoy the work.
Fitness is a time to play, to blow off steam, to get your sweat on. But it’s also a time to work. It’s a time to challenge yourself and push to your limits - and then go past them. Enjoy that hard work. Enjoy the instant gratification of accomplishment and achievement. Big wins and small - they’re all wins. Take pride in the work you’re doing. Be proud that it’s hard. Enjoy the work. Enjoy the progress that’s waiting for you on the other end.
MOTIVATION: embrace the hard.
“It’s hard” is no excuse. “It might hurt,” or “I’ll be sore,” are also not accepted. When you’re at the bottom of a hill looking up and you see an obstacle of challenge or pain in your way, do not walk away. Face it head on. Embrace it. Get tangled in it. Enjoy the pain that is temporary. That pain is a reminder of your accomplishment. It’s a reminder that you’ll heal stronger, better, improved. Embrace the pain and let it propel you forward and not push you back.
(Source: nerdfit, via sweat-sparkles)