The power in setting goals

I believe there is sheer power in setting goals. I’ve learned over time that whenever I didn’t set new, attainable goals I lost my motivation. Without motivation I lost a sense of direction and detoured from the ultimate goal I set with my trainer 14 months ago.

When I first started my weight loss journey I wanted to lose 45lbs. My trainer told me to make a smaller goal, but just keep the bigger goal in mind. This helped me not to get overwhelmed since 45lbs seemed nearly impossible during the days I could barely do body weight lunges. I started by setting 5lb increment goals.

Today, I’ve met the ultimate goal of losing 45lbs, but I have now set a new goal to lose 7 more, bringing me to my ideal goal weight. This month has been intense with so many changes, but keeping this small goal in mind has kept me on track and has kept me motivated!

Below is my alarm, A daily reminder of my new goal!

Speaking of changes, I have great news to share! This month my husband and I bought our first house. We are so thrilled! However, I knew there would have to be some financial sacrifices, and to me it was not being able to train with my personal trainer. I only had three sessions left. I wanted to thank my trainer for all the time and knowledge he shared with me, so I sent 24 Hour Fitness a short thank you letter last Friday. I described a little of my history, and success I had while training with Spencer.

This past Monday I was offered by the district manager 10 free sessions to help me accomplish my goal of my last 7lbs that will bring me to my ultimate goal weight! I’m beyond ecstatic and can’t thank 24 Hour Fitness enough! I have more motivation than ever, and I can’t wait to see what I can do in the next couple months!

PS-Thank you to my readers that have stayed with me throughout my sporadic blog posts, I promise as soon as we are settled into our home I’ll be dedicating a lot more time to Heartland515!

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Motivation

Lately, I don’t know if it’s just the weather, but I’ve been feeling a little burnt out. My workout schedule is intense, and I think my body is finally feeling its effects this week. I’ve needed an extra dose of motivation daily, and again I turned to my best friend PINTREST :)!

Here are some of my favorite images…

 

To sum it all up, everything good takes work, a lot of work. Find what motivates you. Find a bigger reason to DO something than NOT. Motivation is turning negatives into fuel that fires a passion deep inside of you. Motivation is something that will be the driving force behind any goals you may set for yourself. The only thing limiting you is your mindset, not your body. You’re body can be pushed beyond anything you can imagine, as long as you try. There will be days when you feel more exhausted than others, rest; then refocus on what motivated you to start. It’s something greater than anything that can stop you.

I’ve had to remind myself this week that it’s OK to feel exhausted, and to give myself a mental break from counting calories. I’m looking forward to the weekend when I can catch up on sleep,and enjoy a free meal with my sister. I can’t wait to celebrate her birthday! I also had to refocus my purpose on why I place so much importance on health and fitness. It’s beyond weightloss, but getting stronger and looking forward to a long life with my amazing husband. Look beyond the numbers, and keep motivated towards your ultimate goal.

I’m looking for great results in April! I’ll be posting my results from March soon. I have great news to share :)!