Finding Motivation

Sometimes the motivation to train is hard to find when there are so many other distractions.  Life has a way of throwing so much at you at one time. It seems the motivation to work out and eat right is especially challenging for many. So what should you do?
Hmmm – my recommendation is to make sure your goals are set right.  Are you just interested in competing for fun?  If so then it doesn’t really matter if you do well in fitness does it? Are you competing to win? Do you really want to win? If so, even if your pageant system doesn’t have a fitness category you should be willing to go the extra mile and eat right, exercise and stay on top of your health. If your competition has a swimsuit category and you want to win the pageant you had better be on top of your workouts and dedicated to eating healthy.
Last year I got serious about my diet and lost over 15 pounds in a couple of months – only changing what I ate – it is amazing how much the food you eat matters.  I hired a nutrionist (Melissa Lukon) who told me exactly what to eat and when to eat it.  I hated it! But I loved the results!  And the prize was worth the price. Losing the weight was primary and I challenged myself to take action and eat things I never would have eaten in order to obtain the results I desired.  It felt awesome to look in the mirror and see the difference in my body, my face and quite frankly my self-image improved.  I have stayed at my goal weight for over a year now.
So onto you – if motivation to work out is an issue and you have trouble eating right, exercising and staying clear of temptation here are some ideas:


1 – Decide your self-image needs an adjustment
2 – Make a list of what needs to change for you to reach your fitness goals
3 – Start TODAY – do not wait until after a certain celebration, final exam or special day – start TODAY – there will always be some reason to wait, don’t give in to the temptation to put it off until tomorrow.
4 – Read With Winning in Mind Chapter 13 & 14 and write a Directive Affirmation!  It takes 21 days to change a habit and this technique is designed to make that change possible!

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