You can do it!
Motivation and Inspiration
I know firsthand that losing weight isn’t easy, and as someone who’s tried to transform her own body knows, motivation can make all the difference for success. I believe motivation is a key element that will drive you to reach and accomplish your desired goals. We all lack motivation from time to time, when you may find yourself struggling to keep up with your weekly fitness routine.
There are three principles I started my own personal journey with, which also happen to be the three principles used to train thousands of people all around the globe. I call them the three Fs:
Fun: The best exercise you can do isn’t the hardest one, but the one you’ll do most consistently. For me, that meant giving up running which I hated and was causing me constant injuries and trying non-traditional exercises, such as belly dancing and Zumba. I couldn’t believe it, but my body responded better to that, and I’ve been dancing ever since!
Functional: Do what is needed for your body type, background, and pre-dispositions.
Flexible: We must be able and willing to accept change, pivot when needed, and try new things. Don’t be afraid to make a decision. Start now! People at the Y are so friendly and social – they’re always willing to help you at any time and that’s why I love the Y!
I hear so many people say they:
- Can’t lose weight.
- Can’t be on diet.
- Can’t hit the gym.
First step is that you need to clean your mind of “can’t!” You have to change the way you think about weight loss.
If you have a hard time wrapping your mind around where to start, I suggest doing research! Start today – don’t wait for someone push you. I started on my own and the Y gave me good tips to get started. I didn’t say it’s going to be easy. It is going to take hard work and sacrifice in the beginning but trust me, once you see results, you will become addicted and make it part of your lifestyle.
Now, I have become a wellness coach at the Y. It took a lot of hard work to become the person that I am now. Not only has my fitness level improved, but other parts of my life. Along with my success, my English has improved because I used to be so shy. Now if you see me I have a different personality and that’s because the Y gave me a lot of confidence and made me more social.
So stop looking for immediate results, your body is a work in progress. Respect it. Nourish it. Love it. There is no easy way. It takes hard work and sacrifice. You will want to give up, you will cry, you will probably think you can’t do it. But you can. Never give up on yourself because you are capable of so much more than you think.
**If you didn’t read Part 1 of Sally’s journey, read it here.