I just saw you on my feed and I want to know: how do you stay motivated? I have bad habits from school and now that it's summer and I'm between my bachelors and masters, I want to go back healthy and in good habits. Were you always into exercise?
Well, I’ll admit that I don’t work out EVERY day like I should. Some days I’m just not feeling it. I don’t feel guilty for skipping one or two workouts peer week, though - after all, bodies do need to recover! And no, I actually loathed gym class all through school and I was never very active. I only started getting interested in fitness last summer, haha!
Anywho, my main motivation right now is to look positively bangin’ in my wedding dress when I get married next June :) And, well…I just want to be really fit. Like, I’ll be absolutely 100% satisfied when I get to the point where I don’t have to be flexing my muscles for them to be obvious, haha! I did write up the full rotation calendar for Body Revolution and hung it all up on the wall in the room where I work out, along with a weight and measurement chart that I’d update every 2 weeks to keep me going. I loved being able to cross each day off as I went along, it was very satisfying :)
The best advice I can give you is to find one reason you want to get healthy and remind yourself of it every day. Or, something that works for a lot of people - buy a pair of jeans or a dress that’s just a little too snug or maybe one size smaller than you wear now, and use that as short-term goal. When you can fit into that garment comfortably, do it all over again! Small goals like that are easier to reach, but still super satisfying :) And whatever you do, DON’T rely solely on the scale! Take progress pictures and go by measurements/inches lost, not weight. Trust me, the scale will only drive you nuts. Try to only weigh yourself every couple weeks!