Makeover Monday: Turn Up the Heat

While our neighbors to the south will appreciate the warmth, many of you in the northern hemisphere might wonder why we’re turning up the heat NOW (I heard you whining), with summer just around the corner. I’ll tell you why: We NEED it.

So many of us are struggling with boredom and/or apathy and/or plateaus and/or regressions. Or all of the above. It’s time to snap out of it and turn up the heat.

Clicking on the image below will take you to one of the best corporate motivational videos I’ve ever seen. Be warned, while the content is work safe, it does have sound! Powerful, inspirational sound. I recommend watching it with the speakers turned up LOUD. :) While it’s great for the workplace, this video really packs a punch for the fitness-minded, especially those whose spirits might be flagging a bit.

From simple truths:

At 211° water is hot. At 212°, it boils.

And with boiling water, comes steam.

And steam can power a locomotive.

The one extra degree makes the difference.

I challenge everyone reading this (self included) to search within themselves to find that extra one degree this week. That extra minute on the treadmill, that one temptation resisted, that one elusive goal we just haven’t been able to manage.

Until now.

None of these things, singularly or all together, is going to cause our weight to suddenly drop off. But then we’re not looking for miracles; we’re long past that. What we’re looking for here is…steam. Steam is POWER, the very thing we need to drive ourselves to the finish line. Or at the very least, to keep us focused and moving in that direction.

The power to succeed is within us already. We just have to generate it. :)

How will you turn up the heat this week?