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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Be Your Own Motivation




Everyone won't always understand every goal we set for ourselves and they may not always agree so it's important you learn how to be your own motivation and your own cheerleader. In my case, I am just tired of talking about the same thing over and over again to other people so I prefer to challenge myself and set goals for my self.

I've mentioned before that it really has been a struggle with losing weight ever since I've had Tayden. There are a lot of things that factor into that which I wont get to deep into but they consist of multiple surgeries and hormone imbalance from fitness competing. I've had to give my body time to recoup from the intense training I put it through before. I would've loved to have been back in shape for my 30th birthday but I realize now that it'll be a process and a slow one at that. Not everyone will understand why and how you are doing something, so its important you have your own back. Ever since my birthday, I feel more motivated than before and I am hoping to start seeing some changes soon.

One thing I do to motivate myself, is I take before pictures and measurements. Not only does this give me a great reference point, it is also a huge reality check. When I look at those pics I see the real me right now, not me covered up in black slim illusion jeans or in body hugging workout leggings. I look at those pictures and it makes me more determined than ever to change the image looking back at me.

I also put a picture of my former body as my home screen on my cell phone. Of course, I may never be as slim as I was when I was competing but it helps motivate me when I am feeling tired or just don't feel like working out. When I go to turn my alarm off or hit snooze seeing that fit image makes me want to put in the necessary work.

I also set my self rewards. For example, if I eat clean and complete all the workouts Ive planned for the week I may go buy myself a new workout outfit. Mini rewards help keep you motivated and give you something to work towards each week. It will take a long time to reach my end goal and itll take a while to see any changes. Its much easier to take it a week at a time getting mini rewards along the way.

Lastly, its important to give yourself a break. We all have crazy schedules and a lot going on. Everything you set out to do won't always happen like you planned. And that's ok. Dont let something small turn into something big and ruin your progess as a whole, just shake it off and keep on pressing towards your goal.

Don't wait for Monday to start, make a plan and get started. There is no time like the present! I'm rooting for you!


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