Men over 50 will more likely hit their fitness goals through mastering motivation.
by: Michael Miller
“Hey, great job, excellent finish out there!” “Great time, fantastic run, well done!” These are the memories of your last run and what you heard when you crossed the finish line. Now, 25 years later at age 54, this seems a very distant memory. All those years of running were starting to take a toll on your body, and that was while the aging process slowly started to kick in. Running, it seemed, would be a thing of the past for you. Unfortunately, you felt, walking the dog in the neighborhood might be the best you could expect from now on.
However, running does not have to be a distant memory or only part of your past. It all depends on what motivates you today; 25 years ago, your motivation was squeezing every last ounce out of your body to gain that extra minute or even extra second, beating your previous best time. Nowadays, your motivation has completely changed. Sure, your children are older and grandchildren are here or right around the corner. Staying healthy is, or should be, your number-one motivation. The beauty of having your health as your number-one motivation is that you can achieve it by continuing to perform in the athletics you have always loved.
Many people over 50 have different ways to stay motivated and keep healthy; some play a round of golf every day. Some people choose to walk for 30 or 60 minutes everyday rain or shine, through a mall or in the neighborhood. Then there are others, similar to you, who want to Continue reading
For masters athletes, motivation dwells in the mind.
The mind has to be strong, and that comes primarily from having a strong sense of motivation.
Motivation comes from desiring a specific outcome or future state, and feeling convinced that we have the absolute power to affect that outcome. This is precisely why so many people love health and fitness, because the individual is in total control and there’s very little other people can do to screw it up for you. We can’t say that about too many things in life, it makes our fitness goals a great outlet for feeling and being in control of at least one important life dimension. Here’s another important thought…