For me I have turned working out in to my diabetes, as everyone knows diabetes is 24/7 365. Everyday you take shots and test your blood sugar, if you ask any diabetic they will say they don't like it but they do it because they have to live. This past year I made working out a part of my diabetes, if I don't do some kind of exercise during the day to me that is like not taking insulin. For some that may be a bit drastic and you are probably right. I'm not writing tonight to talk about how great I am because I workout everyday, I'm writing to let you in to what motivates me.
I'm a very emotional person and someone that loves a great underdog story. Today I needed a Youtube video or a recorded tv show to give me that kick in the butt. I turned to one of my all time favorite motivating speeches given by the great Jim Valvano. Below is his famous speech that was given at the 1993 ESPY awards. That speech gets me every time, he is talking about life and how to enjoy it day in and day out. Just like everyone else Jimmy V had his ups and downs but he never gave up on his dreams and what he believed in. I ask you to take ten minutes to listen to the great speech, you may not enjoy it but I hope that this post or the video gets you to thinking about what motivates you. Find what does motivate you and make available whenever you need a little kick in the butt. No matter what it is in your life keep fighting, you will eventually realize your dreams, it won't be easy but the work you put in to realize your dream makes it that much better!!
“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” Jimmy V