Motivation through punishment?

Yesterday was a gym day in a week with only a few days of gym options. 

Repeatedly I told myself I “had” or needed to get up and get to the gym. (This version has been edited for your aesthetic reading pleasure).

So guess whose hips stayed in bed even though she was wide awake? 

Later in the day, when reviewing a technique to help a client with her PT goals the light bulb went off. She was telling me how in talking to herself she was “forcing” herself to do this technique. So the technique was not being so effective for her as she needed to be relaxed to do it… 

I spoke with her about how demotivating that sounded to me, and offered an alternative, “This will help me.” I quickly applied the salve to myself.

Guess whose hips made it to the gym today?

She was my mirror when I was unable to see the answer for myself, I was able to see it for her and then apply it to myself.


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Published by Tiffany

Writing out my thoughts has helped me to gain a new perspective of myself. In sharing these writings, it is my hope to help others to better understand themselves. It is my belief that with each of us who chooses this path of greater understanding of thy self, that it inspires others to do the same. This building momentum is the force that drives me to share, for in my vulnerability, I find my strength. I believe that you can also find yours there. ~~~In reading some of my posts, you will see that growth is not always pretty. It is in breaking apart and coming undone that a seed sprouts and breaks free of its own captivity. It is also out of mud that the lotus blossoms. ~~~Please join me in seeing the beauty of growth within the deconstruction of our limiting beliefs. ~~T.C.

11 thoughts on “Motivation through punishment?

  1. Lol! This is timely, did the same thing yesterday, stayed in bed, Now I’m motivated. Meant to start several weeks ago but back to back gout attacks stopped that. Thanks for this! 😊 Barn

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