Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

Stop Hating and Start Motivating!

We all have days where we just don’t wanna get up and do anything! Some people have more of those than others. 😉 Sometimes, you just need some way to get that motivation and kick your butt in to gear!!!

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      I see many who spend more time sulking about what they are unhappy with than getting up and doing something about it. I get it, I have been there! You don’t have to go through life unhappy, angry, depressed, and all around hateful? You CAN change!

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    If you really want to change things and how you feel about yourself, posting your self hate on social media sites probably won’t get you there. 😉 Another approach is getting up and getting started! Making small changes in your daily diet and activities is a great start! Maybe cutting soda out or walking in the evenings after dinner. Start with small steps and small goals that will help you get to where you want to be!

   STOP making excuses!!! If you want to be fit and be happy with your body, you have to be willing to make the changes! Making excuses is just saying it is that it isn’t important to you. It took me a long time to get beyond my excusititus (that’s what I call it lol) It is an illness, spread by negative thoughts and in some cases negative people. You have to not only start changing how you think, but you may also need to separate yourself from the negative aspects in your life. You start thinking more positive, you will stop making excuses!

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     I try to surround myself with positive people. In the past I had people in my life who would give me reasons why I couldn’t or shouldn’t do something and others who were so caught up in finding the negative in their own lives and expecting me to help pick them back up. I couldn’t do it for myself, let alone others around me. When there is no positive people in your life, who will pick you up when you really need it? I have seeked out several motivating and positive fitness minded individuals on social media sites. Some are like me, just regular people looking to change their body and life, some are professional athletes, fitness models, body builders, etc.  Most professionals are more than happy to answer questions and help you get where you want to be! Seeking guidance from a personal trainer at your gym can also be a huge help. Most of them have made quite the life transformations themselves!!!!

 Foe example, this is Kelsey Byers. I follow her on Facebook. She is a fitness model and a super friendly lady! She is a great example of a motivating person to follow and is always glad to lend some advice or a friendly word.

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     Sometimes just chatting with other people on the same journey or looking at their before and after pictures motivates me. Other days, putting on my workout gear and shoes will make me hit the gym! You have to change the mentality of I don’t feel it, to let’s do this!

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   No one can do anything about your body, but you! No one can make you love yourself, that is something you have to want to change. It took me many years to learn that! It’s funny, 5 years ago the only bar I would hit served liquor. Now my happy hour is lifting the bar in my gym! 😉

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    I made changes not only for my well being, but to teach my daughter that she needs to love herself. I can’t set that example for her if I continue to hate myself. Right now, she looks in the mirror and says “Mama I so pretty.” That is something I want to here her say every day of her life!

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     Moments like that, also get my butt in gym. I want to show her that I love myself too!

What motivates you? Do have negative people in your life? Are you willing to let go of your negative lifestyle to get the things you want? Making the decision to change my life, made me happy! What is gonna make you find your happy?

           Happy Sunday to all of you and much love and blessing to you and your families!

Digging deeper and pushing through, not just your workout, but your life!

It is Fit Friday! Today is shoulder day in the gym. However, I neglected to do my leg workout last night. I watched the Olymipics instead. Not a good excuse lol, but that is the reason why. So I decided to get my leg workout in during the day and tonight when Josh gets home we can do Shoulders together. I like to have a spotter on some workouts, plus it is great to have your hubby pushing you to go harder!!! Josh is great for that! He is one of my biggest motivators as well as my biggest fan 😉 

My legs have always been a negative in the personal view of my body. Most people will never see me in shorts. (Until today lol)  A dress? Eh, only in super high heels lol, but that is on rare occasion as well. I am more of a jeans and T-shirt kind of gal. I use to hate leg days, but they have become one of my favorite workout days. I have grown to love squats as well as calf raises. I never had much of a booty when I was younger lol, but it is coming in quite nice!  No matter how much I may like a certain workout day, some days I just feel like BLAH and have to dig deep to finish my workout strong! Sure, any workout is better than no workout, but why not just give it your all while you are there!!! This is when I push myself into what I like to call Beastmode! However sometimes, it is hard to get there!

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 On the days I am not motivated, I simply look at my before pics and see how far I have already come! I also follow several inspirational people on Facebook, Twitter, as well as several blogs! These wonderful people and pictures help me get my tush off the sofa and in the gym. Simply by just getting into my workout clothes and shoes is a huge step to walking down those stairs. I am blessed to have a home gym in my basement. It may not have everything I want, but for now it does the job! It has helped turned many I can’t moments into I can, I will, and I did moments!

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  Today was a day that halfway through my workout, my mind said I was done. I wasn’t done!!! I still had work to finish. Learning to change your own mind and push through a workout or any life trial, can sometimes be very difficult! Sometimes that negative person who still lives in that little nook in the back of your brain wakes up and tries to make you believe you just can’t finish the task at hand.

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 I have goals! In some people’s eyes they are HUGE goals. I have been told by some, they are unrealistic. I beg to differ! 😉 Everyday that you push yourself and do what you know needs to be done, is one more day closer to being where you want to be! With that being said, I did push through my workout!

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ImageI DID FINISH AND I FINISHED STRONG!

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  As much as I fought with myself to finish, I beamed with the feeling of accomplishment when I did complete my workout! Most times, we are our own worst enemy in so many aspects of our lives! No one else is going to get you through this life! Everything is up to you! You can either ignore your issues and let that negative little person take over your entire mind, or you can send them an eviction notice and take charge! Life is too short to spend keeping yourself down. This way of thinking has pulled me out of depression. It applies to every aspect of my life, not just my fitness goals! 🙂 No matter what, there is always a way!

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     What motivates you? What helps you push through those negative “I Can’t” moments? What is your favorite workout day? Do you have anything you would like to see on my blog? Do you have any questions for me? Feel free to drop me a line I love to interact with my readers!!!! I hope everyone has a Happy and Fit Friday!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!!

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