Do you dread Mondays? Do you sit at work on Mondays struggling to get in to the groove of a new work week? For some, just getting out of bed on Monday is a struggle. After a leisure weekend, working out before work, prepping your meals for the day, and making it to work on time, can make any Monday feel overwhelming. I found this quick read, from the HuffPost, on why you should NEVER miss your Monday workout.
I also checked in with some of Coach Rob J’s Real Warriors to see how they maintain motivation and asked for some of their favorite resources to kickstart their drive, when they are feeling a little sluggish. Chef B-rizzle, Bryan, isn’t one for social media or inspiring quotes; his motivation is fueled by results! He said, “results become an addiction.” From fitting into smaller sized clothing, the number on his scale decreasing, and consistently noticing improvements in his health, Chef B-rizzle is his own motivation. I can personally attest that Bryan reigns himself back in and seeks guidance and motivation when he needs to refocus. Check out his story – Chef B-Rizzle Gets Fit
Steph, aka #TeamKilla, has several resources of encouragement, and much like B-Rizzle, her own results fuel her fire. Having transformed her body from a size 14 to a size 2 in just over a year, she gets a much needed boost from her before and after photos, inspirational quotes, Pinterest, Tumblr, and she follows a few male and female weightlifters and athletes on Instagram. Check out some of the accounts #teamkilla shares: Gymaholic, HealthyFitMantras on IG, and Bossbabe.inc. But between you and me, I think she gets her biggest boost of motivation when she shows up in new workout digs! Check out how her transformation started, Team Killa.
Deb, aka #teamSunshine, gleans inspiration from all over, but says, “My BIGGEST motivations are Coach Rob’s page at 4:30am, #TeamKIlla and #FresnoFitChef’s instagram feeds, they are 2 crazy inspiring, positive women, and watching the successes of so many others on the web.” Some of the accounts that she follows on Instagram are The Good Quote, GlennonDoyleMelton (author of “Love Warrior”), Better Things in Life, Kate.Cash.Fitness, and LvnFit. In my opinion, Deb isn’t motivated by a number on the scale. When she came to me, she said that she didn’t care what she weighed as long as I could help her get to a healthier version of her old self. Baby steps Sunshine, back to baby steps. Check out when #teamSunshine started her baby steps.
As I have discussed before, motivation and maintaining motivation are key components to any successful lifestyle change. Starting next Monday September 4th, my Monday posts will be dedicated to sharing the people, quotes, and sites that I turn to for my own MOTIVATION! Just in case you missed it, check out one of my blogs on Motivation, “The M in B.A.M. Logic!!!”