October 24, 2012

Gym Motivation of the Day

"Whether it take me a few months or even a few years, I will achieve my goal.  It may come slow, it may come fast, but I will be patient"

I love this. I struggle with being patient.  If I don't see results instantly, then I feel like it's not working.  I can feel my body changing, but I haven't seen it yet.  I am to the point that I want this so incredibly bad for myself that I will keep at it until I achieve my goal.  I don't care how long it takes, because I know if I stick with it, I WILL get there.  Might take months, maybe even years, but I will work my butt off and be patient.

I haven't told too many people in my life what my goals are.  My friends and family don't read this blog.  So, I feel like the support in my life is really lacking. The people I work with know I am working out since I workout with my trainer at the gym in the office.

My boss approached me the other day and asked if I want to do a "Water Challenge".  Track our water intake at work in an excel file.  Who ever has the most amount of ounces listed at the end of the month gets a free coffee from the loser.  This is great for me, because I am not very good at remembering to drink my water.  

Today, she approached me and asked if I want to add working out to our challenge.  One point for every 30 minutes worked out.  I told her I love the idea.  I love competition and if I get a free coffee out of it, I'm all in!  The coolest part was, she told me that I was helping to inspire and motivate her to workout more.  I workout for myself and because it is something I really need to do, but I love that I am able to help motivate someone else along the way.  

Today, this is what is motivating me to get to the gym:

1. I want to beat my boss in our Workout Challenge.
2. I love the feeling I get when I am done with a good workout.
3. It will put me one workout closer to my goal.
4. I need to buy new workout clothes, it would be awesome to buy them in a smaller size.
5. This will put me one step closer to making this a habit.
6. The more I workout, the more I want to eat healthier.
7. I want to feel even stronger.
8. I want to be able to notice a difference in the way my clothes fit me.
9. I want to be able to go even harder at the gym, increase the resistance when doing cardio.
10. I want to be healthier.
11. I want to be confident in myself, feel good about the way I look and feel.
12. I want to enjoy trying clothes on.
13. I want to be able to run like I used to.
14. I like being able to tell my trainer I how hard I workout even when I am not with her.

Last but not least, 

15. I feel happiest when I workout and do something beneficial for myself. 



  1. this post is filled with all kinds of awesome. your motivation is through the roof, and so your results will be too. Hope your office never does a green tea challenge. They'll be line for the bathroom all day long. ;)