A little bit of Monday Motivation
Something a little bit different from me today..
I know I’m not perfect by any means but I have had a few questions asked of me repeatedly so I thought I’d answer them here 🙂
When people ask when I train and why I train, and I tell them I do it in the morning before clinics, the follow up questions I get are ‘how do you get up so early?’ And ‘how are you so motivated?’
Here’s the thing guys, getting up early and training before I start my day isn’t a chore to me 🙂
It’s the one hour in the entire day totally dedicated to ME, MY goals, MY passion and MY hobby.
Because you know what? I’ve found what I enjoy doing, I’ve found something which excites and motivates me and pushes me to do better
I tried running, I tried classes, I tried bodybuilding and you know what? My heart really wasn’t in any of it as years on, I didn’t stick to any of those types of exercise.
Transitioning into powerlifting is the best thing I ever did, for ME
I focus on strength, I no longer chase aesthetic goals because to tell you the truth, if you’re always focused on appearance, will you ever truly be satisfied? I don’t think I can and admitting that is totally okay!
So why am I rambling on about myself?
Because I want to tell you it’s OKAY to do what you love!
It’s OKAY not to do what ‘everyone else’ is doing!
Ignore the voices/people/ articles telling you ‘you should be doing this/that…’ because actually no, you shouldn’t . You’re unique, you’re human and you should be doing what works for you and what you can sustain.
Take time to find something you’re deeply passionate about and you won’t need to ‘find’ motivation to do it. The motivation will just be there because it will make you happy!
So what steps can (not should) you take to be happier/ more motivated?
1. Do what makes YOU happy!!! Stop trying to fit a certain mound or live up to anyone’s expectations. It’s okay to be different, it’s okay to have a passion for something that not everyone does or understands. It’s YOUR hobby, your way of moving, your way of getting endorphins.
2. Wake up earlier (if you can)! Trust me on this, your hormones will thank you and you’ll find you’ve utilised your day so much better. How much do you value your time? Learn to value it more. We all have the same 24 hours in the day and how you choose to utilise them ultimately comes down to how much you value your time and self worth. You’ll even find you sleep feeling much more satisfied and accomplished. Which will overtime, boost your self worth even more.
You’re special and you deserve to feel that way.
3. Spend more time with people who believe in you, make you happy and bring out the best in you. Invest time and energy in those relationships. This is not selfish either and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be around those who push you to be the best version of yourself. These people may not have to understand nor share the same passion you have for what you do, my closest friend and I couldn’t be more different at times but you know what? We celebrate and respect one another’s achievements and dreams- that is the most important thing.
4. Finally, eliminate negativity. This may be people you feel bring you down, are unsupportive or discouraging about what you do. This may be negative comments, thoughts, etc. You can and do have the power to eliminate this from your life. It takes a lot of strength but once you achieve it, you will feel much happier at more at peace. Trust me.
So there you go, no secrets there just steps to make you more happy and motivated within your own life and goals!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and find out things that work or don’t work for you 🙂
You know where to find me if you’d like to chat
All my love,