Hi my name is Tracy and I am one of Tara’s BBC taransformationtroop. I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest blogger for Tara and decided I wanted to talk about something that I really struggle with MOTIVATION.
At the start of any fat burning life changing project if you are anything like me you are all gung ho and I can take over the world. For a while it definitely feels like you
can do anything but as you get further into your journey it becomes harder and I find myself making excuses, but I call them reasons to avoid exercise and the rightnutrition. For example work is too busy, I have too much to do that I simply can’t fit it in. I’m too tired to cook clean. These excuses are exactly the same as I used to make before I met Tara.
So how do you get the motivation back and keep it going? At first I was lost and didn’t know how to get back on track but then I remembered the reason I started my journey in the first place and looked at how far I had come. That give me the boost I needed to brush off the cobwebs and start again.
Write down why you want to change your life and use it as a daily mantra.
I started talking to friends, family and Tara to ask for help. They all said that they had noticed my motivation was dropping and were glad to help give me a boost.
Have a support network or a workout buddy. People who can help you stay on track and listen to your worries or give you the kick up the butt to get to the gym.
Set mini goals. This is especially important if you have a long way to go on your journey. When I started I had eight stone to lose. Daunting isn’t it. But I have broken it down into mini goals of half a stone at a time.
Finally, Tip 4
Reward yourself when you meet a mini goal but not with food or drink. Take yourself to the cinema, buy some new clothes or just treat yourself for a job well done.
I know you can all find your own motivation to keep you going until you succeed on your journey. Be fit and fabulous as Tara would say. Tracy xx