Finding your Motivation

August 25th


One of the next hurdles you will come across is motivation – or
the lack of it maybe?

Here’s where most people go wrong…
You wait for the right time, the perfect scenario, a time when
you’re feeling truly motivated to start. But guess what… it’s not
going to come.

Action leads to motivation – not the other way around. You
have to start doing the things you know you should be doing
in order to start feeling motivated enough to carry on.

So how do make sure you stay motivated? A big driving force
of us humans is we love to see progress, and when we don’t
we usually pack it all in and wait for Monday – right?

Normally most people use the scales to track their progress.
Scales have their time and place but, trust me, if they are the
only thing you are using get ready to feel demotivated and quit!

Yes, you heard me, using scales on their own to track progress
is STOPPING you from moving forward long term.

Your weight fluctuates for a number of reasons such as:

  • Salt intake
  • Hydration level
  • Food still in digestion
  • Soreness from workouts
  • And ladies, where you are in your cycle makes a huge

Here are my top five things to track to help you stay motivated:

  1. Step count: Track for a week and see if you can do a little
    more the week after, with anywhere between 7,000-10,000
    being the goal after a couple of weeks
  2. Amount of water drank: Can you drink 2.5 litres of water
    each day? This is the recommended minimum amount.
    Don’t overthink it, just do it!
  3. How much sleep you get each night: Sleep is one of the
    most important factors of health and well-being. If you don’t
    get enough it makes everything else feel ten times harder!
  4. Use a tape measure (chest, waist, arms, thighs): Most
    people see changes in their measurements before they see
    a drop in weight, especially at the begging of your journey
  5. Eat protein with every meal: Protein will help you feel fuller for
    longer which helps reduce snacking. Here are some examples;
    Eggs, Chicken, Tuna, Beef, Salmon, Tempeh, Tofu, Lentils

These things aren’t groundbreaking, and won’t help you shift
a stone in a week, but you’ll feel great, you may lose some cms/
inches and, more importantly, you won’t feel overwhelmed and
want to quit.

Make yourself a tracking table and tick them off every day – if
you can start to string a few days together you’ll notice some
incredible changes.