***MOTIVATED MOTIVATED DOWN RIGHT MOTIVATED, YOU CHECK ME OUT, YOU CHECK ME OUT HUUGHH!***
That was a chant that my Varsity Football team in high school used to chant right before the games. I was one of the Managers (more than a water girl btw) of the football team. And that chant sticks with me to this day. The problem is that I’m not always so motivation. Sometimes I lose my motivation along the way. I don’t know why but I do. So if at first you don’t succeed, try try again. And that’s what I’m doing. I’m a goal-oriented person. I like to set goals. I like to make lists. I like the sense of accomplishment of seeing my goals down on paper and then achieving them. And when I’m structured like that, I usually get it done. So here it is almost the end of April. My daughter is now 5. My goal was her birthday and I’m sitting here a few lbs heavier thanks to all the cake, cupcakes, and cake at work that I have consumed this week. But all of that is going to change. Because I’ve gotten my motivation back. I don’t care how deep or how shallow your motivators are, as long as they do the job. So you may be motivated by your highschool reunion, by a health issue/scare, by fashion, by the beach vacay you’ve been planning, whatever it is, let it work for you. Set small achievable goals. Give yourself rewards along the way. And keep your motivation in your face all the time.
So for me my motivation is clothes. Yep clothes. I don’t want to buy any clothes like that until I’ve gotten back to a size 10. Because quite frankly, I don’t like to spend a lot of dough on my clothes. Somethings yes, but mostly no. So the places that I want to shop are Forever21, Charlotte Russe, and H&M. But they aren’t so friendly for the fat girl over here. The summer is approaching and I am looking forward to tank tops, shorts, capris, skirts, dresses…all of these things I will be donning this season. I’m already saving up my bonus to go on a shopping spree in 2 months. Going to hit up Crabtree Valley Mall now that NC has an H&M!!! So I’m super excited about that.
I’m not motivated by health. I don’t have any health issues, my sugars, blood pressure, all of that are normal. I’m not really motivated by an event like my high school reunion this year. I just want to achieve a size 10 by my hubby’s birthday in June. Because I want to wear cute summer clothes. So that’s my goal. I’m setting the plan. I’m rewarding myself with beauty buys for every 5 lbs. I just have to get back on my game. It doesn’t take much to knock you down. For me it was my allergies, and it’s been a struggle to get back on point since then. But I’m tired of spending money on my lunch. It’s healthier and cheaper to bring my lunch. I have more energy throughout my day when I start my day with a workout. When I don’t workout, I seem to be tired all day long. So knowing this, and knowing that it makes my workday easier, I don’t care how sleepy I am, I have to get up in the morning and workout. I just have to do the damn thing. And I’m pledging that I will take the necessary steps to get this done. For me, that means, having my stuff set up at night to workout in the morning. It means having my meals planned and prepared in advance so that I’m not leaving on my lunch break to get something. And one of the hardest things for me, believe it or not, is eating more. I don’t eat much in my day, and that’s killing my metabolisim. So I’m putting this all down on paper this weekend. Me and my pals at work have decided no more eating out. So keeping myself accountable with that will definitely make a huge difference. I’m tired of being fat. I’m tired of wearing spanx. I just want to be cute and fashionable…the way I see myself in my mind! lol
So I have my motivation. And I’m making a wishlist of all these cute clothes that I must have!