Inspiration/Perspiration Fridays


Let’s Define De-Motivation

LaFitterina: We’re all about motivation and inspiration here at MoveGirlGO, but it’s occurring to me that de-motivation can take over a person’s mind-set, and all kinds of encouragement and techniques to get them motivated may not work to counter de-motivation. Am I making any sense? What I’m thinking is that motivation works best on a receptive subject, someone starting from neutral, rather than someone prone to being de-motivated.

Motivation Slide

I came up with some examples of being “de-motivated” to help clarify my point:

  • Do you look for reasons to NOT exercise, rather than opportunities to exercise?
  • Are you utterly relieved when, near the end of the day, it’s ‘too late’ to exercise?
  • Do you find yourself saying (or thinking): UGH, Exercise (or, “Sweat”, or “Running”, or “the Gym”, etc.) — I HATE IT!

Based on the above, Dear Reader, I’m asking that you do a little self-exam and answer the following:

Are you starting from a de-motivated frame-of-mind?
Are you a person who is starting from a frame-of-mind that is basically neutral, i.e., “I’m ready to be motivated, hit me with some inspiration”?

Try to remember this distinction all weekend long, and if you falter, here are some past MoveGirlGO posts to inspire you:

Motivation Times Three
Persevering Makes Me Strong
Find New Hills to Run Up
The Magic of Gratitude
Success – It’s All in the Definition

Spinning with a Purpose

FitnessFlirter: Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the Wheel to Survive event in support of the Be the Difference Foundation. The Foundation was formed by four ovarian cancer survivors. They raise awareness and money to fund programs for women fighting ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure.


Our indoor cycle event had over 100 participants that were survivors, supporters, or individuals that had lost loved ones. They turned the gymnasium into a motivational wonderland with balloons, a stage for the instructors, and a professional sound system with D.J.’s. The event was filled with high energy, uplifting music, and fast-paced spinning. The positive energy bonded with me and still brings a smile to my face.

Be Here Now

Ms. Bockle: As often happens when doing the housework and listening to my iPod, one song will reach out and grab my attention, and sure enough, it happened this week with Ray LaMontagne’s ‘Be Here Now’. The sounds of the instruments are very like the recent rain we’ve had, and the whole song was just restful and calming. Some of the words reached out and lifted me up as well.


Be Here Now

Don’t let your mind get weary and confused
Your will be still, don’t try…
Don’t let your heart get heavy child
inside you there’s a strength that lies

Don’t look for love in faces, places
It’s in you, that’s where you’ll find kindness

Be here now, here now
Be here now, here now

Don’t lose your faith in me
And I will try not to lose faith in you
Don’t put your trust in walls
Cause walls will only crush you when they fall

Be here now, here now
Be here now, here now

Thanks, Ms. Audrey

Mizzfit: A little bit of Audrey Hepburn wisdom from the book, ‘What Would Audrey Do?’ by Pamela Keogh. Let me know if you agree with Audrey or think it’s a load of bunkum:


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