WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED?!
This is one of the questions that I get asked almost DAILY by almost everyone. This also seems to be one of the most popular excuses people use to avoid getting their ass in gear…”Well it’s just so hard getting motivated.” OOOOOOH… I get it!
BELIEVE ME! There was once a time where my most favorite thing to do was lay on the couch and eat french fries directly off my stomach while watching The Bachelor and my idea of working out was walking 50 feet to the dumpster to throw out the trash. Getting motivated is WAY harder than I expected it to be. “EH, I’ll skip the gym today and work out twice as hard tomorrow.” Uh…yeah how well do you think that went over? Hint…IT DIDN’T….”I’m exhausted I can’t afford to burn myself out.” “I wake up at 6am and work all day, I just don’t have the time to go to the gym.”
How does the old saying go? “Excuses are like buttholes…we all have one.” Isn’t that the honest truth? The longer we put off doing what we know we need to the more creative the excuses become. “My Saturn is out of alignment with Uranus!” HAHA! There was one girl I was talking to who used the excuse, “Well once I lose the weight I will get to the gym.” ERRR?! How do you expect to LOSE the weight? Coming up with creative excuses only burns so many calories sister!
When I first started losing weight my weight loss was my motivation. After my weight plateaued I did start to lose my motivation just a little bit and that was when I decided to change things up and go for bodybuilding. When I started bodybuilding I realized something incredibly important to what continues to keep me going every single day…
I AM MY MOTIVATION
It’s not about bodybuilding, it’s not about weight loss…it’s about being PROUD of the body that I see in the mirror. I work SO HARD and I am SO incredibly proud of myself and the progress that I am making everyday that that is what keeps me motivated, that is what gets me up at 5:00am for cardio and drags me to the gym in the snow, when I’m feeling sick or tired and would rather stay in my warm bed. I want to keep feeling that pride and I want to continue seeing how I can progress and what my body is capable of.
I have YET to taste a cookie, french fry or donut that tastes as good as pride feels.
If there is any advice I can give you to help get you motivated if you are finding you are having a little trouble it is this; YOU are your motivation. Looking in the mirror and feeling PROUD of what you see looking back at you is your motivation. Challenging yourself, pushing yourself and doing what you never thought you could do is your motivation. Don’t depend on someone else or certain conditions to force you to eat right, get physical and take care of yourself. You should do these things because you DESERVE IT.
EVERYONE deserves to feel proud of the body they have and the HARD WORK that they put into that.
NOW GET YOUR ASS GOING!!
End of February Weight: 157lbs (GOAL MET!)
P90X/Insanity Hybrid is going AMAZING! I love this program and am really surprised every single day and the fact that my body can do things that I was never able to do, ie…BURPEES! I never thought I would be excited to do a burpee!