No one in this world could ever say that they haven’t been unmotivated at some point. Whats hard is we all get caught up in the things were doing, school, work, being tired, over working our bodies…the list goes on. It can be for whatever reason. I find myself in this situation a lot. I have these huge goals, I work extremely hard to get there, but then the bad habits kick in and I lose motivation. I still work really hard, however, things just don’t turn out the way they are supposed to when your at an 80% motivation factor. How do I stay at 100%?

This post will be a series of photos and videos which keep me going, keep me fueled. By the way, Im watching Ali right now, this guy kicks some serious tail.

Spartacus is unreal. This guy worked out so hard to get where he wanted to be, made no excuses for himself, and took a show that was predicted to be just “OK” to amazing heights. Its not superficial. Everyone wants to be at peak physical performance. I do. I know that Im not right now. Dealing with an injury (knee) has kept my from doing the things I need to do to get there.

Its hard to stay motivated when you get injured. But most importantly, you have to take care of your body and let it recover. I have a big problem when people who are out of shape make fun of people who are in shape as being “infatuated” or “losers that spend all of their time working out.” Thats just obscene. In fact, it is an obsession, but a healthy one. If you spend your time efficiently, work hard, and do it the healthy way, then it is more than okay to be doing what you are doing. What happens however is that people are always looking for a quick and cheap answer.  YOU CAN’T do that. Before you shove pills, potions, or powders in your mouth to make you lose weight, think of what you are doing to your body. I would like to remind you that none of these concoctions are FDA approved.

What that means is that there may be a good chance that with putting these  chemicals in your body that are supposed to “strip fat” or be a miracle cure for your overeating, there is a major risk in the long run. Who knows what may happen. If you didn’t know before, I have a health and fitness club at SCU. If you need help with your diet, come talk to me. I have had my own struggles with dieting and controlling weight, so theres no shame.

But the advice I will give you will not be the easy way. It takes lots of work, it takes discipline, and most of all you have to want it. Its so easy to drive down the street and pick up a huge burger and fries. But in the long run, those temptations add up and you end up not being where you want to be. Now, the greatest thing I have learned is that once a week, for one meal, eat whatever the hell you want. Get rid of those cravings. Most of all, stay motivated to “keep on keepin’ on.”

Impossible is nothing. If you want an 8 pack, go get it. Don’t let anyone tell you you cant do something. It doesn’t matter if you are overweight, unmotivated, or anything else that may be holding you back from your dreams. Make this last meal your “craving meal” and set up a day each week that is on paper that you can go back and have that craving meal again.

Take this message to heart. Impossible is nothing.

Above my door in my room, I have all my goals posted. Write one goal, in huge lettering, on one piece of white paper. Then keep writing all your other goals. Make it in a place you can see so you can look at it all the time. Make your goals vivid, see yourself accomplishing them.

Inspiration can help you do anything. It can help you achieve monumental things that were never thought possible. I have learned from some of the most motivational people I know. My manager AJ developed me and took the time to really make sure I was growing.

I attribute much of my success at my work to his example and his teaching. It sucks to see him leave after all these months, but if there was any bit of AJ left at the store, it is going to live through me. Love yah big guy.

Inspiration. It all starts with one thing though. Be who you want and how you want to be. Become the person you want to be. Don’t let yourself fail, just go get em’.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project