Motivation

One of my goals for 2013 is to work out at least twice a week.

I figured that was a good number to start with and as I got more and more into working out I would do it more than just twice a week.  Well here we are in the second full week of January and I'm seriously lacking in motivation.

The days that I have worked out, I've felt great!  I've felt energized and refreshed.  So why isn't that providing me with the right motivation?  Why is that feeling not motivating me to want to work out?
At this point I don't really have a good answer.  Maybe it's because I'm just running on a treadmill, I've haven't used weights or any other machines.  Heck I haven't even been going to an honest to goodness gym.  I've just been using my apartment complexes gym, which is seriously lacking in a good variety of workout equipment. 

Now I'll be honest, I'm actually pretty happy with the way I look.  I would just like to....tighten.
It's one of these, "We don't want to loose weight, we just want you to be healthy."
(Yes I'm making a reference to this scene in Knocked Up because its hilarious)
And honestly thats really all I want.  I want to tighten up in some places and start eating healthier.
It just a lot harder then I thought it would be.
But I am going to make it happen.  This is one goal that I really want to reach.
  
I've been looking to my best friend Suzanne for help! Because she has kicked some serious booty in the tighten and get healthy department!  You can follow her journey via her blog, Sparkleista.
She's been great at providing me some great motivation.  
(It would be easier if she was here in person, which she will be in a few weeks)  
But she's been sending me positive quotes, we've been talking, and of course I've been reading her blog!

And of course I've been scouring Pinterest for some good motivation.

Here's what I've found.

(Put $1 in a jar every time you work out.  Then set a goal for yourself, say $100.  When you reach your goal, buy yourself something pretty! Brilliant Idea!)






Now hopefully this motivation sticks with me! I'm trying my very best to tighten and get healthy!

Wish me luck!

Oh and I'm linking up with Michelle from The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting! :)

3 comments

  1. That is a freaking amazing idea, I am referring to the dollar in the jar. I considered doing the pounds lost one (another pinterest idea) but I don't want to weigh myself everyday or even every week. Keep up the healthy lifestyle!

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  2. One of the best motivators in my work out situation is the money. I found when I work out where it is free aka my apartment or the gym in college I wasn't as motivated... when I started PAYING to go to the gym with my hard earned money I HAD to go because I wasn't going to waste the money!

    PS I love all the pinterest inspiration!
    PSS. Your great!

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