Motivation

Motivation.

It's been on my mind a lot today. 

Our topic of discussion at my WW meeting today, we talked about why we got off track.  What stops us from eating well/moving more/taking control?

And the ultimate question, how do I get back on track?

Let me be honest with you: In the grand scheme of things, I don't know.

Because the reasons YOU lose your mojo are YOURS.  I don't live in your head.  I don't know what your life is like, because I'm not you.  Each person is their own individual.  We all have different ways of making our lives work and function.

Allow me to be clear with you: when you ask me to "motivate" you, I think that is bullshit.  Because I don't really know your reasons for eating well/moving more/taking control DEEP DOWN.  I can't answer your question of why you walk through my door and become a client.  As your personal trainer, I will advocate for you.  I will support you and acknowledge your hard work and watch you get stronger and leaner and change from week to week.  I will challenge you and work you so the next day you are sore as hell and climbing stairs feels like your legs are on fire.  I will give you the shirt off my back and be your biggest cheerleader.  But I can't GIVE you motivation.  

Motivation is something that comes from inside YOU.  I will tell you that I have a zillion reasons I eat clean and work out intensely six days a week.  I have a family history of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and anxiety.  I love my family, but I don't want to get older and begin to have these problems.  I want to be healthy for my husband, and for my daughter.  I want her to grow up with a Mom who is a good role model for being good to herself through food and exercise.  I want her to grow up with a mother who doesn't hate her own body.  I want to stay in my size 8's.  I want to celebrate my body for what it can do for me.  I am nearly 39, and am in the best shape of my life because I commit to my healthy routines every single day.  

Is it easy?  Not always.  But is it WORTH it?  Absolutely.

So sit down with a journal.  Take as much time as you need. Ask yourself WHY.  And write it ALL down.  Put it somewhere you can see it.  So when you need a kick in the ass, you can look at that list and remember why you have committed to doing something good for yourself.