Getting motivated is easy. It’s staying motivated that is the hard part. Motivation has got to come from within you. Either you want to become healthier, lose weight and look great enough to stick with the program, or you don’t. It really is at simple as that. Unless you are willing to make the necessary changes , you will find yourself reverting back to where you were initially.
The truth is that there are many busy people out there. It seems like everyone including myself has way more obligations than they can handle – school, work, children and relationships…. the list goes on! If you want to lose weight, you’ll have to make a well balanced diet and exercise a real priority in your life. You are going to have to make some choices. You can either continue to keep making the same excuses and stay how you are forever, or decide that you really want change in your life and be determined to do what it takes. Change happens when you decide to make your health a non negotiable.
One thing I continue to revisit are my goals. Whenever I feel like Im struggling with eating clean, I remind myself why I made the decision to eat clean in the first place. I highly suggest that you write down your goals and place them somewhere you can see them often. I have mine in a notebook I carry with me a lot and I even have them on my refrigerator. When you have a clear picture of your goals in mind, it can be easier to say focused .
Visting my goals has turned into a morning routine that I feel really sets my intentions for the day. It’s so easy to wake up and tell myself that I will do it tomorrow or that I need that extra hour of sleep. But the truth is, I know I really need that hour for my mindset. My morning routine consists of me writing my goals down, my to daily to do list, and getting a little positive personal development in. This is exactly how I get my motivation. There is no secret sauce. Sure its easy to really want it, but you must be willing to wake up each day and truly discipline yourself to do the things you know you need to do, even on the days you don’t feel up to it .