Finding Motivation

You’ve probably joined a gym, bought a treadmill or Bowflex, or started a diet on “Monday” at some point in your life up to this point—but if your gym membership went unused, that Bowflex doubles as a clothes rack and you plan to start that diet “next” Monday—you’re not alone.
But fear not, if you wait long enough, the motivation to change might eventually hit you in the face in the form of a stroke or heart attack—and then change will be a necessity. So, what then, can you do to start making lasting changes TODAY so that wake-up call never has to come? 
Start with 20 minutes a day. That’s it. Get a good sweat on and be consistent with it and progress further when you feel you are capable. 
I think people fail in their health and fitness goals when they look too far ahead or come roaring out of the gates training like a lunatic. Twenty minutes of daily exercise is an improvement on zero. 
Arnold Schwarzenegger calls it “The Spark.” When you find it, nothing can stop you. Discover YOUR spark today.


Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.