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Saturday, 24 January 2015

THIS GIRL CAN | Find your motivation


It's been a while since it occurred to me that trying to be healthy and get fit is a new trend. You can even see it in your favourite shops when they start selling fitness clothes too! All my friends always talk about how they go running every now and then, or they go for power walks and I see more and more people moving more.

I've been a yo-yo when it comes to my health & fitness. Two summers ago I joined a gym and the first month I saw improvements, but then I started having 'cheat days' and stopped going to the gym that often and... eventually I spent so much money for a membership that I barely used. I wasn't motivated and I guess that my gym buddy wasn't the best either (sorry if you're reading me, but you know it's true!)


My main goal is not just dropping weight - although I want to - but getting fit. I get suffocated when I walk upstairs or get tired easily, also it's not like I eat the healthiest either so I've been slowly trying to change habits of my life. I found that that's the best method for getting fit / weight loss. Personally, I used to drink plenty of Coke and so little water and it's totally the opposite now. I need water - my body needs the water and I barely drink Coke unless I feel like it's an special occasion. And I never buy it. Ditching soda drinks was a great decision. 

So how do you find your motivation? This is the way I'm going to do it...

1. FITSPIRATION

Keep in mind I said FITSPIRATION and not THINSPIRATION. Fitspos are found everywhere, from Instagram to Pinterest and Tumblr. You can find all sorts of fitspo, from pictures of girls who dropped weight and became stronger, healthier and fitter to quotes!

2. SET REALISTIC GOALS: ONE AT A TIME

I don't know if that will help you get motivated, but I think it's important that we do it. Rather than say "I'm going to drop 10 kg in 3 months" (which may or may not be realistic) I think it's better that we start by changing our lifestyle and the weight loss / muscle gain (depending on what you want) will come along. I decided to stop drinking soda, I decided to add tea to my lifestyle and drop milk too! 

3. KEEP TRACK OF IT!

Whether it's on your blog or on your notebook, just keep track. You can talk about what you've eaten or what you've done. Even if it's "today I only worked out for 45 minutes because I was exhausted" that's okay. Just keep track, so you can come back to when you started and even check if you were doing something wrong.

4. FIND SUPPORT

Gym buddy? Blog readers? Your family? A motivational poster you just put on your wall? Support is good. In the end, you will be the one doing this - but it's good that your surroundings support you. It may sound dumb, but I've found this really encouraging.

5. DRESS TO IMPRESS... YOURSELF.

If you're going to get fit for other people, then you're doing it for all the wrong reasons. What I'm going to say may come out silly, but I think it's important that we also feel good in our gym/workout clothes. I think that five years ago, gym clothes were so generic but right now they're colourful... and trendy! You can actually look good while you do something good for your mind and body.  That's why I bought myself those Victoria Secret yoga pants you see in the picture. They're expensive, yes, but I felt great on them and I thought that they would definitely motivate me to move my ass!


PINK water bottle by Victoria Secret: 13,50GBP 
Ultimate Yoga Pants by Victoria Secret: 26,50GBP (on sale) 
Skinnydip London Earbuds: 15GBP

So if you'd like to join me in my (apparently?) new blog series THIS GIRL CAN then I hope you enjoy the journey!

Do you work out regularly or nothing at all?

16 comments :

  1. I try to workout a few times in the week. All year round I try and be healthier and fit but it gets though. I need to set new goals i think x

    https://leannewinters.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for commenting! That's good, it's what I wanna try - workout a few times in the week. I hope you find your new goals soon x

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  2. Setting realistic goals is so important because if you actually achieve the goals it keeps your motivation up as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. That's true! I remember in school they used to tell us that without goals there is no motivation and it's so true. I'm doing my best to try to keep myself motivated with my goals now xxx

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  3. Very inspirational post ♥
    xoxo,
    snowprincessbella.blogspot.com

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  4. Definitely agree with this especially the realistic goals!

    www.saltandchic.com // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Yes! I think setting realistic goals will make you feel focused rather than setting a very unrealistic goal and getting disappointed when you don't achieve it xxx

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  5. I used to work out 3 times a week and felt so good. Now I've just binged and gained so much, I miss feeling good about myself! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. Aw I'm pretty sure you'll get back on track again. I miss that feeling too, that's why I'm so focused now x

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  6. Great post! Thanks for sharing.
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  7. I used to practice handball four times a week, a great work out, but now the school that teaches that is in vacation. So I'm trying to get up early every morning (I want to make the best out of my summer) and go jogging or for a power walk, but sometimes it's difficult to keep the routine and the lazyness wins the battle.
    I don't want to get thinner but fitter and I want to be healthy. Thanks for the post and motivation!
    Oh, and you're totally right about the clothes, it's nice to work out feeling fabulous ;)

    Obsessed Fashion Blog

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    1. Oh handball is great, all my friends did and I always wanted to but I never joined the team. I played volleyball instead and I enjoyed it. It's cool that you're trying to keep up with the routine, kudos to you! I definitely admire you, even if laziness sometimes wins the battle as you said.

      Thanks for reading and commenting xxxx

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