Monday, September 15, 2014

Motivation - Remember Why You Started

No matter what when you start something new whether it is a new job, school, working out, or eating right...you can hit a wall! The wall of "I just can't do this anymore" or "This is too hard"! But I am promise you if you get past that "wall" and remind yourself why you started it will all be worth it.  Its like climbing a mountain....you don't get to see the view until you finish climbing up the mountain...and then you are rewarded for your labor with the incredible view. It is just like that with creating a new habit or breaking an old one...it takes time, commitment, dedication, perseverance, self-control, discipline, positivity, support, and patience. Most people want instant results but I can promise you that will never happen! If you want to lose weight you need to exercise and eat right LONGTERM. If you want to lower your blood pressure or just get healthier, you have to eat clean LONGTERM not just for week. Everything in life takes work if you want long lasting results. 
So today whether or not you are doing the 21 Day No Sweet Challenge or you have set other goals for yourself, write down 2 reasons why you started and put it on your fridge, in your car, or in your bathroom...or even tell a friend. The more you push through the hard times in the beginning the easier it will be to stay committed long term. And when it comes to exercise and eating right, in the beginning I hated working out, but eventually I grew to LOVE it! And eating clean just takes time, just start somewhere whether its cutting out dessert, soda, white bread, or something as simple as switching from Jiffy peanut butter to organic all natural peanut butter! If I can do it YOU CAN DO IT:)

Keep up the great work for all those participating in my first Get Healthy Challenge.
xoxo
Ali




1 comment:

  1. This is so important, especially in those moments of weakness. And sometimes just thinking about it isn't enough - you need to write it down, or take a picture of your body to remind yourself that you're trying to change it.

    Sarah @ Mass Gain Source

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