Monday, October 20, 2014

Motivate Me Monday

I’ve been lacking inspiration in the blogging department lately. You guys have to realize, I wrote the posts prior to launching this blog in my head for a VERY long time. I poured over each of the entries for nearly 6 weeks before deciding to put them out there to the world. If I were smarter, I would have saved some and not posted them all at one time. I seriously feel a huge pressure to be witty and, unfortunately, I don’t feel very funny lately. I’m pretty sure I’ve nailed down where my inspiration to write came from and now it’s gone. Long story, which could honestly spur its own blog. Luckily, one person I always find incredibly inspiring is Tim Tebow. ::Swoon:: For those of you whose hearts don’t skip a beat at his name or picture, thank you. Less competition for me. Anyway, this former Gator and current SEC Nation commentator was hired recently to Good Morning, America to host a segment called Motivate Me Monday. I am going to emulate Timmy and offer you some motivation sources on your Monday since I have a bad case of writer’s block!

I find quotes I love and that speak to me…
“Today is my tomorrow. It’s up to me to shape it, to take control and seize every opportunity. The power is in the choices I make each day. I eat well, I live well. I SHAPE ME.”

“Strive for perfection & progress will come. Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration & inspiration.”

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”

Sometimes, I write notes to myself on my mirror…
“I will beat her. Not just in the number on the scale or size on a pair of jeans. I will beat her regardless of my faster pace and physical strength. I will beat her because even when I’m tired, when every fiber of me hurts, when my muscles are screaming in pain, I manage to put one foot in front of the other and take another step or push another rep. I will beat her because I keep going when she had given up.”

“Suck it up, Buttercup.”

“If Britney Spears can make it through 2007, you can make it through this.”

On special occasions, I buy myself pretty things to fit into…
For the two weddings I was in this year, neither dress fit when I bought them. They did when I walked down the aisles!

Last Thursday, I purchased a grey wool Michael Kors coat (humongous sale) that WILL fully zip before Florida winter rolls around.

Randomly, I’ll put on old clothes to show how far I’ve come…
Like my prom dress from my senior year of high school.

Or the Gator sweatshirt that was tight in May and is baggy now in October.

I can tell you all the secrets to my success, which aren’t actually secrets at all. I can tell you what I eat, post workout ideas and give you funny anecdotes about falling at the gym. What I can’t do is make you change or want to succeed. Find sources of motivation for yourself and splatter them all over your life. It’s easy to focus on the negative and the huge mountain ahead of you. If you are struggling with weight loss, I hope that I can serve as a source of motivation for you, but I urge you to discipline yourself to be your own cheerleader, believe you can accomplish anything and take your first steps up the mountain. I’ll be waiting for you at the top with a high-five.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I laughed out loud at the britney quote! So true.