Motivation- everyone wants it but why is it so hard to hold onto. It’s like a slippery bar of soap…we know it’s good for us but it’s still so hard to keep a firm grasp on. How do you overcome the negatives from those around us when we are trying to reach our goals? Often times we are discouraged by the people who love us and want the best for us. “Oh come on, it’s just ONE piece of cake.” It’s within our nature to try to gain acceptance from others. We want them to like us. Even family members may discourage you from going to the gym. It become difficult because it's something we have to do for ourselves, yet no one around us supports us. This of course happened to me at first as well. I went to the gym alone and it was difficult. It was a bit shocking how many negative comments I got from co-workers and family members. Then I asked myself what I was doing this for and the answer was "me". I didn't need their acceptance because I’m doing this for ME. I have found that putting my goals and intentions out there have allowed me to meet and befriend others who share my vision.
If you need a kick in the butt:
- find a training partner
- Join a class
- Try a "bootcamp"
- Join a website such as Team Beach Body Build your profile and track your progress!
- Hire a and sign a commitment for a few months.