“I wish I had the ability to stay as motivated as you are each day.” This is a message I receive often from so many of you.
I respond with a thank you, but I also should give a backstory as to why I stay motivated like I do in case you just walked in on this chapter. •••
You see, this all started as a weight loss journey for me. I was stressed out and exhausted. I just had a baby 6 months prior and I was also juggling a 2 year old and a 4 year old. I was clinging to 30 pounds of baby weight and I was tired of feeling tired. Sound familiar?? •••
I had two choices. 1. Get uncomfortable and make a change or 2. Stay in my comfort zone and remain the same.
I wanted to change more than I wanted to stay the same so I leaned into option one. I controlled what was controllable which was my nutrition and daily exercise. I barely had my head above water when it came to my mom game but I HAD to make a little time for Melissa again. •••
Option one got me healthy. Mentally and physically. I lost the weight I wanted to, I got in the best shape since let's face it, probably high school 😂 I have more energy to keep up with my kids. But also, exercise is the most underused antidepressant. It's my stress relief and I always feel 100% better afterwards. •••
Please know that you have a similar choice if you are standing in your own storm. •••
I’m better, stronger and happier because I learned to be. People can pick alternative things to lean into when they are stressed, busy, unhappy. Many that are unhealthy and won’t produce outcomes that will actually make their life better. •••
It’s hard to be unhealthy. It’s hard to not be comfortable in your own skin. It’s hard to stay motivated. It’s hard to get fit. It’s hard to change bad habits. •••
But it’s also HARD to stay where you are right now if you are unhappy. •••
Make this the day you wake up and say "Enough is enough. I'm ready to change."
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