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Monday Motivation

I used to FORCE myself to exercise and I hated every minute of it. I would count down minutes on the treadmill, put it off when I could, and always felt “punished” for having to work hard to lose weight.
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Then I changed my MINDSET. I stopped working out for weight loss. I picked weights over the treadmill. I stopped worrying about the calories I was burning, and slowly but surely I stopped HATING it.
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Now I workout because I LOVE it. I don’t feel like it’s something I’m forced to do but it’s something I CHOOSE to do. I feel better about myself when I workout. I get a mental stress release from moving. And it’s a means of finding pride in my body instead of hating it.

Change your mindset – change your REALITY!!

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Discipline

There are so many meanings of the word “discipline”…years ago, discipline became a very bad thing for me.
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Discipline meant eating too little, skipping parties, nights out, and weekends at college. Discipline meant weighing myself daily, killing myself with cardio, and cutting out entire food groups that were “bad” for me.
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Now I view discipline as something entirely different. For me discipline means eating enough to FUEL my workouts. Choosing healthy foods that make me feel my best, run my fastest, and lift my strongest.
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Discipline means taking a rest day when my body needs it and not “pushing through” the pain. Discipline means not stepping on the scale, even when it tempts me the most.
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I have learned to embrace a healthy dose of discipline and now get to teach other people to do the same on a daily basis. I feel so lucky that I am disciplined enough to do what I love. 💛

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