Can we talk about how many times a day I say this? How often someone is kind and invites me over and what is my response: “I CAN’T”. This is where my struggle began.
Lately, I’ve been struggling with motivation to do anything. I hate waking up early, I hate giving up soda, I hate exercising. But do I really hate it? No. I’m just scared. I’m scared of trying new things. I’m scared of breaking bad habits. I keep saying I CAN’T change because I don’t know where, how, or when to start.
But here’s the thing: I CAN. I’m working on saying yes. Yes to healthy eating. Yes to exercise. Yes to FEELING GOOD!!
When first started writing this post, I realized how much this sounded like a cheesy motivational speech you would hear on Disney movies. And yes, it totally is. Like, did Troy Bolton just deliver that speech? I just wanted to keep it short and sweet to tell you that you can. You can do this. You can make it through the semester. You can handle that kid. You can deal with that boss. You can plan that trip. You can EAT THAT DONUT.
I am starting a Biggest Loser competition at work tomorrow. Am I excited? No. But am I excited for the results and motivation for change? Heck yeah I am. This is the beginning of a whole new journey. I’m working on changing my mindset towards feeling good instead of worrying about not looking good. I’ve been so put out looking at all of you beautiful people on Instagram, that I have forgotten that I am beautiful too. Is everything going to work out? In it’s own way, yes. Am I probably going to have more cheat days than I should? You bet your sweet a** I am.
But this is why I blog, you know? I want to promote change, not only in the world, but within myself. We are amazing individuals with so many opportunities. WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT!! I have so much potential that I have been hiding or ignoring. I have been ignoring that fact that I could do better. I have been way too content with who I am currently. I love myself, I really do. But that is a continuous process. I can be better. I want to feel better. And I will. BECAUSE I CAN.
I keep telling myself I don’t have time to do anything but work and sleep. I keep telling myself I can’t wake up any earlier because I have to work all day. That is soooo not true! I am just lazy. I can totally do it. I just have to set my mind to it.
My goal is to motivate you. I am here to hype you up!! You are fantastic humans. You are going/are doing so many great things. Also, change doesn’t happen over night. It is a long, long process. I am working on my mentality towards that. Let’s take it day by day. Let’s become better together. Keep me motivated and i’ll keep you motivated no matter what! Recognize the amazing things you are doing and keep working to meet your potential!
What are your tips and tricks for staying motivated to workout and eat healthy?? I could use all the help I can get!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!