Raise your hand if you've ever talked yourself out of a workout for some lame-o reason 🙋♀️ I ALMOST did that today! I had no reason. I'm alive, my body is capable... it's just that my motivation wasn't there today.
The number one things people say to me is that they wish they had my motivation. Honestly, I do NOT always have the motivation.
Motivation isn't the secret. That's because motivation can disappear, motivation will start off strong and get weaker at times, motivation is temporary.
It's dedication, commitment, GRIT that keeps you in your journey, fighting, and moving forward.
It isn't about seeing the ENTIRE path- there's just no way that you could plan for everything. I mean life is crazy, it can knock you down, it can throw the craziest twists & turns at you.
You have to make sure your mental game is strong enough to stick to it even during the wildest of times.
My journey is definitely not perfect. There are days when I eat on track, but there are days when I'm walking to my favorite cookie place which just started making vegan cookies, BTW, that I can eat right now since I'm doing egg-free and what was I talking about... SQUIRREL 🤣
There are also days when it's like pulling teeth get to my workout. I promise myself 5 minutes and if I want to stop after that, I stop.
Here are some ways to stay dedicated
1️⃣ If your body needs rest, rest it. If you're injured, rest
2️⃣ Think about WHY you're working out. What's your goal? What's your why? What will it FEEL like to be done
3️⃣ Are you feeling down, anxious, listless? That's even MORE reason to get up and DO something! You NEED serotonin and endorphins
4️⃣ Use my 5 minute rule. If you still want to stop after 5 minutes, do it! But it's the start that's the hardest part
5️⃣ Make sure you're fueling your BRAIN with great information, and positive quotes, speakers, and role models. Pick up The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins or listen to a great podcast like #themodelhealthshow
6️⃣ Surround yourself with people who GET it, will hold you accountable, and will cheer you on! That's what I love about the accountability groups I host!
P.S. If you need/want a laugh today, you HAVE to watch my stories! - 2 hours ago