How’s come I can’t get motivated and stay motivated?
Everyone falls off the bandwagon.
Sometimes, like our weight on the scale, staying motivated is like being on a roller coaster ride. There are so many ups and downs, twists and turns.
We feel that we must get motivated to get the job done.
Well, that way of thinking never worked for me. It’s not motivation that keeps me going. It’s my mindset that helps keep me on track to be 65 pounds lighter and giving my all every single day.
Throw the word “motivation” out the window. It doesn’t work for me, it never worked for me. Motivation is BS. It’s a feeling, an emotion. It comes and goes and doesn’t stay…like being happy or sad.
You can’t be happy 100% of the time.
You can’t be sad 100% of the time.
You can’t be angry 100% of the time.
Well, you’re not going to be motivated 100% of the time either. I don’t have to be motivated to get to the gym and get the job done. And you don’t either.
Listen to your body. Make your eating become a habit. Make your gym time or home gym time become a habit, a routine, something your do every single day, seven days a week. Although we do not work out 7 days a week around here, we take that 30-45 minutes of when we would be working out and we give ourselves a mental break. Watch your favorite show, take a hot bath, relax!
At this point in my life, I’m putting the gym, my health, and my fitness at the top of list. By making my work out a daily habit, it’s become such a routine, a big part of my life that it would be impossible for me not to do it every single day. My gym time has truly become a habit for a lifetime.
You can do it, too.
Think of your workout time like you have a very important appointment with yourself. Every single day at a specific time, come rain or come shine, you’re there. My me time is at 5:30 p.m. I take a half hour before dinner and get it done. All it takes is 20 minutes to 30 minutes to get a good sweat in. Throw dinner in the oven around 5:15 and it’ll be done by the time you’re finished with your quick workout. 5:30-6:00 p.m., that time slot is carved out for me.
Make your health a habit. If I don’t make it to my workout at my specific time, I literally feel like my whole day is thrown off course. Now, that time has turned into a habit.
Every single day, just do it.
Stick to your own goals.
Hold yourself accountable.
Remember, you only have to focus on WINNING TODAY!
This week’s to do list: START A DAILY HABIT. Give yourself 30 minutes. That’s all we ask of you.
Will your “gym time” be in the morning, afternoon, or before dinner?
We have an amazing group of women from all walks of life, killing it every.single.day in the Bee-Xtreme Community.
There is not one single person who is alike in the facts of life, profession, kids/no kids, working mom, stay at home mom, etc. We have people from California to New Jersey coming together and cheering each other on. It’s a crazy little “no drama” group. We need people to pick us up when we’re down, we need to surround ourselves with motivated people to say “motivated” if that’s what you want to call it. We need people to bitch, moan, and groan to sometimes, and we have found a “fit family” within our little group. It’s quite amazing!! If you don’t know where to start, START with Bee-Xtreme Community and get ideas from the other women who have shed 50, 60, 70 pounds this year!
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Toni Sweeney is a Triple Certified Ketogenic Diet and Primal Health Coach and weight loss expert who personally lost 80 pounds while making a total lifestyle change. The founder of TS Transformations, her formulas and plans has helped thousands of women lose weight and keep it off forever.