Rest Day 9/29/13:
The Head of the Charles is taking place in three weeks. A lot of rowers have used the Head to get motivated by setting goals to place in the top 20, top 10, or top 3. I hope you can come check it out and witness one of the most awesome rowing events in the world. If you can’t, what is motivating you this October? Below is an excerpt from a great blog on motivation by Alex Black of Wicked Good Nutrition.
How do you get motivated?
The Land of Motivation
Motivation can be tough. It can be hard to find your way to Motivation-land, and once you get there, it can be even harder to stay. It takes at least a month to turn a behavior into a habit, and that month will typically be rife with challenges. Because, you know, the minute you decide to give up sugar or beer the next three social outings your friends plan are a baking pot luck and outing to your favorite craft beer bar…
On top of that, some research suggests it can take up to 3 years to reset your body’s homeostasis (sense of balance) at a new weight. What this means is, if you lose 20 pounds, it can take 3 years before your body recognizes this as its new and healthy weight.
But all that aside, there are a few tricks you can use to help you get motivated and stay motivated. These include: