Monday, November 9, 2009
How Do You Keep Enthusiasm?
I wrote this blog last year in June. I felt I should repost this because I am on round 2 of P90X and it FITS!
Have you ever noticed when you start something new, it is so exciting and motivates you that you can't even sleep at night?
Like for instance, a new opportunity, a new job/career, a new relationship, a new house or any new move you make in your life.....its so new you just can't help but tell everyone about it. Wow it is something else, you share with everyone you come in contact with.....its like a rush of adrenaline!
How do you keep that enthusiasm?
Well I feel there are many ways you can try to capture that feeling and hold on to it. Some of these can pertain to personal things, fitness things, or business things.
When something is new, you have to figure things out. Its like a new puzzle and because you are now challenged with this new thing going on you want to make it just right and keep that rush feeling. But that will fade, just like stages in a relationship they call this the "infatuation" stage. Where you see no flaws, you are seeing what you want to see out of the person. Then reality of "comfort zone" sets in and you see things as they really are, and analyze things to see if they are going to fit your needs. If they do, you become comfortable with the day to day process.
Of course, anything comfortable can get stale.....how to you re-gain that enthusiasm and new feelings? You search for ways to be creative. You play a game with yourself to make it new. Find a piece that was missing or replace a piece with something better. Like driving the same way to work everyday......it never challenges you, you see nothing new.....step out and take a different way, you will be surprised how it energizes you!
In your fitness plan, if you have been doing the same routine, mix it up. Make it new, find a new piece of equipment and try it!
In your personal life, find a way to show someone you care in different way. Leave a note, a surprise call, send a card.
In your work/career life, find a new approach, educate yourself more, become and expert on yourself, make it fresh..how can I do this better?
Do things differently then you have, and bring back the newness...the enthusiasm that will help to keep it from wearing off....
It may not be the exactly the same feeling, but it will still have the excitement and your attention it had from the start....
Here is my workout & snackes today:
Pre workout snack
1/2 scoop whey
1/3 tsp olive oil
1/2 c blueberries
Post workout snack
2 c 1% milk
4 oz cheese - string
P90X Round 2 Classic Day 24 - Can you believe its day 24???
Workout - Chest & Back
Mood - Sunny
Wt - 114.5
Time of workout = 40
Jumping Jacks 40
Military pushups 2x15
Wide fly pushup 20
Decline pushups 8
Heavy pants 2x25 - 10lb
Diamond pushups 15 & 10 on knees
Lawn mowers 25 - 10lb
Divebombers - 12
Back flys 20 -10lb
Pull up asst with chair 2x15
I am loving my pull up bar!
Getting the Rockstar Body........