#FitnessMotivation 2.0

Motivation… that darn feeling of being impelled to take action due to some internal or external pressure factor. Sometimes it leads to voluntary and positive action, other times motivation to act feels forced and counterfeit.

In the coming weeks, and possibly months, I am going to dig deep into the psychology and science of motivation; particularly how it relates to our behaviors in health and fitness.

In this first piece, We will examine the basic definition of motivation. It will get you thinking about your current habits and state of drive (or lack there of ; ) regarding health and fitness.  In the next article, we will delve deeper into the science of motivation and human behavior.

The “motivation” of this series is to enlighten us of where we are, in order to help us get where we want to go. You will certainly learn something about yourself, and also be given the tools and support to create the most rewarding mindset, results, and #fitnessmotivation from here on out!

Let’s start with a few definitions:

mo·ti·va·tion  [moh-tuh-vey-shuhn]

1. the act or instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way. Synonyms: motive, inthe act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way. Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement,cause, impetus.
2. the state or condition of being motivated: We know that these students have strong motivation to learn.
3. something that motivates; inducement; incentive: Clearly, the company’s long-term motivation is profit.

Huh, imagine that. A definition that uses part of the word in the definition. That’s not annoying at all… Let’s dig deeper.


mo·ti·vate [moh-tuh-veyt]

verb (used with object), mo·ti·vat·ed, mo·ti·vat·ing.
to provide with a motive or motives; incite; impel.


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