HOW TO KEEP MOTIVATED
Saturday, October 01, 2011
The age old question that for me has no answer????
If you ask me are you motivated? I would probably answer 50% of the time I am. There are just times in my life that I feel I can not do it.It is easier to give in and go back to the old ways.
If you ask the people around me is Peta motivated? They would probably say YES!!! She is motivated 90% of the time.
So I guess the question REALLY is what is motivation and how do you know if you've got it????
I have been a weight watchers member on and off for many years but only just started my 'full-time' journey in May when I returned from Thailand.
Since then I have continually lost weight every week, not one gain in 20 weeks!!!
My leader asked me what keeps you motivated? I told her I didn't think I was motivated and she made me sit down and write a list as to why I had lost for 20 weeks in a row...
The list proved to me that I was indeed motivated and even though I NEVER thought I was a motivated person, my drive for success IS my motivation.
Here is the list I started... I am sure it will get longer.
What was your drive to lose weight 20 weeks in a row?
1. Photo's of me in Thailand looking the size of the the baby elephant I was standing next to.
2. Paying for gym membership.
3. Having people notice a change kept me going.
4. Wanting to be under 100kg for my annual Bathurst trip (we leave 4th October)
5. Knowing how far I have come and not wanting to EVER go back to where I was.
The benefits of all my hard work have been amazing and the more I succeed the more hungry I am for success...
When I feel like I am failing I look at pictures of myself 20kg ago and ask myself do you really want to go back to that? Is that the life you want?
Of course I fall (I am only human) but I always try my best to get back on my journey before too much damage is done.
One of my favourite sayings is: It doesn't matter how many times you fall it's how you get up that counts.
I make sure I get up with all guns blazing lol
Thanks for reading,