Home > Running Monday Morning Motivation – stick or carrot? What gets you up and running? Are you motivated by fear or rewards? We’ve all seen those ‘I run for cake/wine/beer/icecream’ headbands, but what really makes you go out and exercise? Surely the best motivation is the feeling you have when your workout is done? Share this:TweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrRedditLike this:Like Loading... If you liked this post, why not read more? Categories:Running Tags:I run forMonday Morning Motivationstick or carrotT-Rex Tamsyn Smith - Fat Girl to Ironman Twitter Facebook Linkedin Youtube Instagram RSS Feed 7 Responses Comments 7 Pingbacks 0 Because even the act of doing it is fun, and because fitness enables me to have some amazing experiences! Loading... Reply Great comment… there are so many places I’ve visited and people I’ve met because of the sports I’ve taken part in. Loading... Reply I have competing positive and not so positive motivators. My positive ones are I love the feeling of getting back from a long run and knowing you’ve achieved something. My not so positive motivators are fear of losing my fitness or piling on the pounds if I stop running and keep eating as if I hadn’t 😀 Loading... Reply I can definitely identify with those motivators 🙂 Loading... Reply Yes – the feeling I have from running and after the run! That’s the best. I do exercise to balance out having a small bit of leeway with my diet because otherwise I have issues maintaining my weight. But the results both inside and out are the motivator! Loading... Reply I definitely run for confidence first and foremost. Nothing makes me feel like I can take on the world like a quick 2 miles in 25 minutes! Which is fast for me although I’m getting faster all the time. But knowing I’m doing something healthy for my body and taking care of myself, is also good motivation. Since I don’t seem to lose any weight running I can’t say that’s my motivation… Loading... Reply It’s great to get out and feel that you’re achieving something by surpassing your own goals, isn’t it. I do wish that mileage = weightloss, but you’re right that it doesn’t. Loading... Reply I'd love to hear your thoughts...Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Prev Post Monday Morning Motivation – The marvellous Mimi Hughes Next Post I’ve cycled for nearly an hour a day this month!