The most common thing I get asked about as a coach is motivation. People are always looking to gain that edge that will keep them moving forward in their fitness journey.
I had a conversation with a challenger and friend of mine recently that had initially lost 10-15 pounds and then, though she continued to work at it, was struggling with motivation. We had a talk about it and I was asking her how I could serve her, so she went and thought about it and what she came back to me with was very helpful.
She was happy with her herself! She had reached her first goal and,truth be told, didn't really care about losing more weight! The original goal she set for herself no longer motivated her because it wasn't really what she wanted for herself. It was what she thought she should shoot for because of societies standards.
This is important!! I talk a lot about seeing our worth and beauty and rejecting unattainable beauty standards and its an easy thing to say but its a lot harder to rewire our thinking. If you want to stay motivated you have to make sure that the goal you are setting for yourself is what you really want which means reevaluating regularly. Some people might set a goal and meet it and then get fired up and genuinely want to lose more, or really work on getting super fit, others might reach their first goal,like my friend, and realize they are happy in a healthy range for their body and would prefer to enjoy more food and less restrictions!
For my height, my healthy range is 118 lbs - 159 pounds! That leaves a lot of room for preference and body type. If you are eating well, exercising regularly, and feel like you struggling with motivation, ask yourself what really matters to you? You can work out thirty minutes a day, eat clean 80% of the time and still have great results! If you are posting pictures of super models on your refrigerator to motivate you and its NOT motivating you, ask yourself, is that really want YOU want? Or are you simply trying to be what society is telling you should be? Stop comparing yourself to others and start thinking about what makes you feel beautiful! Make goals around what matters to you even if that's eating certain foods or spending three days working out a week and not seven. This is YOUR life, these are YOUR goals, make them true to you so you can feel good as you accomplish them and motivated to continue!
If you want to chat about it, feel free to message me! I'd love to help you get your goals in place so you can crush them!
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.