I receive e-mail after e-mail asking be how I motivate myself to hit the gym 5 times a week. Admittedly I don’t always fulfill this promise to myself, life has a funny way of throwing obstacles at us that need to be tackled first. But 5 sessions is always the aim!
What got me started on my fitness journey in the first place was seeing first hand, the effects that it has on my boyfriends confidence and the way he feels about his body. I took a long hard look at myself and had to admit that I didn’t feel an ounce of what he felt, as ashamed as I am to write this, jealousy took hold.
I’d spent too long hating my body that it made me realise something had to change, so I bought myself some trainers and just started running.
It quickly escalated from there but motivating myself to fulfill my aim of 5 sessions a week was the hard part, I found blogs and Tumblr to be helpful with fitspo images but none even came close to instagram, being able to browse the hashtags and follow the progress of the bodies I wanted to achieve was the biggest motivation I have found to date.
I’ve never been the type of girl to sit there and watch others live out my dreams and with every instagram update they push me closer to the body I want. Rather than look at them through the eyes of a green eye’d monster I look through my own eyes with the view of success in the background.
All that said, it isn’t them who MAKE me move my butt, that is my choice, its your choice too…What it really comes down to is how bad you want it? and I just wasn’t happy being the girl who WISHED she had that body…So I chose not to be.