MOTIVATION: way beyond the hashtag
‘a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way’.
I am a great believer that we only act upon those goals we ‘really’ want to achieve.
The first step to get MOTIVATED to get started on your fitness journey is to:
🧠Get your mind on board
💃Accept your body in the now. This is where you are now, one month from now you will be glad you started. Also your body is a fabulous machine. Give it credit, you & your body CAN DO way more than you think you can.
☆What is your ‘why’? What is the reason that you want to start. Is it because you want to gain loose a bit of fat, gain muscle, feel more comfortable in your own skin, a big event you want to look & feel stunning for? Are you doing it for yourself or to please others? Is it health related? Your WHY will help you get started & keep you focused along the way, when barriers & obstacles may appear
💪🏻Find your meaning- beside the aesthetics and consequential feeling of wellbeing look beyond. Exercise and nutrition have amazing benefits. Why do you work out, what do you want to eat better?
🌟Keep it positive. When you envisage your goal, it can become a reality. It’s not going to be always plain sailing, so visualise your barriers to change, the obstacle and find strategies to get around them and turning it into positives. For instance, if time is a concern, write down your schedule, see what can be moved around and when you have free time to workout or do your weekly healthy shop.
Also learn to talk to yourself in a positive way. ‘Turn your ‘I will nevers’ to I will try, keep working on it until I do it
💥use your NEGATIVES & turn them into POSITIVES. Now this is a very personal one for me. If you know my story you know I was bullied at school and as an adult because I was overweight. This has played for most of my life a very negative role, it reinforced the bad thoughts I had about myself, and I made them my reality. In adulthood, the rejection I received from some men has played a very negative role in my self image & worth. When I decided to join the gym and get a PT to loose weight, I used all the negative sentences I had received to fuel me to go to my next workout, do an extra rep, eat better. I turned the ‘I only date size 12s’, ‘You are disgusting’ into fuel to ‘show’ everyone that wronged me that I could do it and stick it to them.
After that, the words they had spoked weren’t so important anymore, I realised it was nothing to do with their perception of me, but to how I FELT ABOUT MYSELF. And I couldn’t have me TALK trash ABOUT ME ANYMORE. Do it for YOU.
💯Avoid comparisons – socials and other wise. I want to cover social media specifically in more details, seeing photos and statuses, picture perfect may sabotage your mental health and your progress. REMEMBER – It’s your journey.
You are unique & you got to give yourself credit for that.
Life isn’t as perfect as and Instagram feed & while I am at it with the oh-s-on-point clichés even salt looks like sugar (let this sink in for a minute).
Unfollow, mute, avoid anything that does not contribute to a positive move forward.
I like to listen to podcasts such as @grenadejay @minsetwithmuscle @sigmanutrition, @phillearney, read positive and affirming quotes @thegoodquote, @achievetheimpossible, I enjoy a good gym meme too for the laughs, and I only follow people i know got my back (friends and family), who inspire me (some of the above mentioned). I added to my phone a couple of apps for reflexion @brainyquotes and @brainsparker for inspiration when I am distracted.
This week will be all about motivation to change, train and stay in shape way beyond you reach your outcome goal
I’d love to hear from your on what motivates you and what absolutely repels you from doing what you said you would, DM me or comment below