How to Get Motivated


The other day, my adorable mom just said, in passing, that she did 25 push-ups.  And not the “girl way.” {on your knees}

I was in shock!  25 push-ups?!

When she told me this, I immediately started trying to remember how many I was able to do the last time I did them.  I was pretty sure that  it was less than 10.

I’ll admit, I’ve got a competitive streak in me.  So what did I do?

Got down on the floor right then and there to see how many I could do.  As I got to 10, I was surprised how decent I still felt, and then it started getting harder with each one.

I made it to 15!


What Motivates Me

Obviously, my mom is a few years older than me, and knowing she could do way more push-ups than I can definitely motivated me.

But that’s not all that motivates me to try to stay in shape. Here’s a short list:

  1. I need energy to chase after 2 boys.  Lots of it.
  2. I want to feel confident in myself so that I can be the best mom and wife I can be.
  3. I want to feel good in my clothes.  I get in a bad mood when my clothes don’t fit right.
  4. I want to be a good role model for my boys.

What Motivates You?

It’s so important to spend some time really thinking about what motivates you.  Especially when it comes to health and fitness.

Everyone has different things that really drive them.  That really get them going.

Though disease prevention should motivate us all, it doesn’t tend to be most people’s main motivator.  Oftentimes, our appearance and confidence really motivates us.


Stay Motivated

The only way to stay motivated is to set some realistic goals and remind yourself of them constantly.

Our culture is one of instant gratification, where diet pills and fad diets are the norm for many.  The problem is that most of these are only short term.

We’ve got to set long term goals that are reached by constantly setting short term goals and patiently working towards them.  Do whatever it takes to constantly keep your goals on your mind.  Here’s an example of a motivational image that I need to look at daily:


workout inspiration {Source}


Take it day by day, moment by moment.  Getting fit or losing weight does not happen overnight.


Check out this guy doing some CRAZY push-ups:



What motivates you?  I’d love for you to leave a comment.  {And yes, you can say “swimsuit season”}




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