I have to work out today….
Correction: I GET TO workout today. 💖
I talk to so many ladies who say they just can’t find the motivation to workout. One thing I’ve found though is practicing GRATITUDE in any situation can almost always be a solution.
What if you stopped looking at fitness as a chore?
Instead saw it as a privilege.
Something AMAZING your body is capable of doing each and every day. ✨
Today you get to workout. You get to increase endorphins, feel more positive, improve your health, and move your body in a way that not everyone is capable of.
Will you take advantage of that?! 💪✨
Confession: Whenever I get stressed, anxious, or depressed, my mind defaults to one thing…
I HATE my body. I’m GAINING weight. I don’t look good.
Now, this is not healthy, and is something I am ACTIVELY working on changing, but one thing that does always help is a little reality check.
It’s really easy to SPIRAL a thought in your mind. True or not you start to BELIEVE it. It becomes FACT. Truth.
Reality # 1: Aside from a tan (please come back summer) these two pictures look the exact same. One is 6 months ago, when I felt just fine. One is last week.
Reality # 2: Disclaimer: I usually HATE the scale. But it is a good measure of REALITY.
Well this past weekend I HAD to step on it (for a really EXCITING project I can’t quite tell you about yet 😉 ) and to my surprise I was the same weight I always am.
PROOF that I was creating my reality solely in my HEAD.
Remember what you think you will eventually BECOME. Change your thoughts, and you’ll change your life
Reminder on Transformation Tuesday:
Every body reacts DIFFERENTLY to exercise.
Every body loses weight at a different PACE.
Every body BUILDS muscle in a different way.
Every body REACTS differently to food and diets.
Just because you don’t look like her doesn’t mean you’re not making progress.
Just because you don’t have a six-pack doesn’t mean you’re not working hard.
Just because you haven’t lost weight doesn’t make you unworthy.
Run your own race. Be proud of your own accomplishments. Compare yourself to your past, not other people. 💕💪
Confession: lately I’ve been struggling with some serious LACK of motivation with my workouts. This is typically never an issue for me BUT no one is motivated 100% of the time, and it’s been more of a struggle for me lately.
Does that mean I’m skipping my workouts?! Absolutely NOT.
Here’s what’s been working for me:
I’ve been scheduling my workouts like appointments. Legit, writing them into my planner. I treat them like I would a doctor’s appointment. I can’t cancel, can’t move things around, I have to show up.
I tell myself to get through ten minutes and if I’m not feeling it, I can stop. Most often the hardest part is getting STARTED and once I am moving I am just fine.
I constantly REMIND myself that I will feel 10X better AFTER I workout. No matter how tired, anxious, or busy I am, I will never REGRET getting it done.
Lastly, I cut myself some slack. I know I’m not perfect and if I miss a workout here or there, it’s not the end of the world, or the start of a new diet. I simply learn from it, and make sure I don’t miss another day. 💕
Do you struggle with motivation to workout? What helps you stay on track? 💪
Listen up Ladies…
In order to “tone up” you need to Build muscle. 💪
If you’re wanting to “slim down” you are going to want to strength train. 💕
In order to build muscle you need to eat enough to FUEL your workouts 🍓
The only way you will get bulky is from eating more calories than your body needs. 🍪
Lifting weights… even heavy ones will not make you bulky.
That is all 👌