Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A shot of motivation.....

So I'll be honest - I have been straight up lacking any motivation what so ever to eat right and even though I've been working out I've been slacking and even skipped a few more then I should. I kept using the "it's the holidays" excuse but now the holidays are over and well, I can't use that excuse anymore. And even though, according to the scales, I "only" gained like 3lbs. over the holiday months I can tell it's more then that. I feel so bloated, so flabby and jiggly. And nothing is fitting right. I know I'm not where I should be when I'm going to my clothes that I feel "hide" me. And that's totally not where I want to be. But even though I'm feeling this way I still couldn't find the motivation to really get with it and stick with it. For me there is usually moment that it's just like "AHA!" and suddenly I feel this rush of "get it done!" attitude. And I think that happened for me today! Thankfully, finally! I can't say I'll be perfect but I just had that moment of looking at myself and feeling miserable and I don't want to be there again.....

So I created my new "inspiration board" - I do these occasionally and put them as the back drop picture of my computer so that every time open it up (which is a lot!) this hits me in the face and keeps me on my toes and keeps things fresh in my mind.

The last picture....seriously, I would LOVE to look like that from the side. I mean, no love handles?! PLEASE! Lol!
The middle picture is my favorite Nike Training App girl. I don't know who she is and I can't find anything about her online but she's awesome and super cute and the perfect amount of fit for me!
The first picture is....wait for husband's ex-girlfriend! Lol! His ONLY ex. He dated me and her and that's it. She's my height exactly and only 2 days older then me! We get a big kick out of that. But we've kinda become friends via Facebook and text lately. She was training last summer and doing some wrestling and that pic was taken during that and I personally find it very inspirational. Did I mention that was AFTER 3 kids?! Yup. So I've really got to kick my butt in gear.

This picture was me during the summer last year.....I was feeling great (a tan always helps too....I'm so flippin' white right now!). This was nearly the smallest I've been since having Gianna. 123lbs. I'd like to get down to 120 so I've got 10lbs. to lose. Even though I've done this before and I've been at this for over 2 years now I still want to see results NOW and it's so hard to be patient, stick with it and work towards the results I want. It didn't get bad over night and it's not going to get good over night.

So here's to sticking with it!!! Note: Monday night is the BIG Alabama versus LSU game and we're ordering pizza and wings but I've already told myself 1 slice of pizza and 4 wings. That's it! (please hold me accountable on that! I need all the help I can get!)


  1. I really like your idea of an inspiration board. I've been sick for almost two weeks and have basically lost all lack of motivation to get back to the gym, but looking at pictures of where I want to be might actually help.

    thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. Happy to help! Inspiration boards have helped me since I started working out and getting fit over two years ago. Having a picture to see and carry around mentally really keeps me focused!

  3. I am so with you! I'm trying to get back into being motivated. I started in December but then my friends came to visit and I took a week or so off and now I'm like dragging my feet getting back at it haha.

  4. It just hit me yesterday morning, Lizzy! I was just suddenly motivated - I was just getting to that place where I was starting to feel miserable and when that happens I just start being a crabby person overall and I hate that! I'm better when I'm eating right, working out and getting fit!