I’m really trying to stay motivated in certain aspects of my life (aka – fitness), but I have a lot of trouble keeping my motivation level up where it needs to be.
My issue is that I start with a strong desire to achieve my goals…but life happens and the feeling disappears completely. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of middle ground for me.
I know a lot of people experience this struggle in many areas of their lives, but maintaining the desire to workout regularly is a big one for so many of us. What we/I need to remember is that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. There’s a gigantic middle ground out there, too.
Today, I found my middle ground. I didn’t feel like working out. I just had no desire, what-so-ever. I almost decided against it, but I remembered that I pinned a 20 minute treadmill workout. 20 minutes? No problem. I had 20 minutes.
You know what? I not only completed the (intense) 20-minute workout, but I got my motivation back, put on my sturdy elbow sleeves for lifting, and added some unplanned strength training to my workout. Success = motivation.
Now, let’s talk fashion.
January isn’t exactly the most inspiring time to get dressed, but it doesn’t mean you should give up on dressing well and feeling good about yourself. Sure, throw on jeans and a sweatshirt, but make sure they’re jeans that you love and a sweatshirt with some sparkle. I’m convinced that adding a bit of sparkle is another way to beat those January blahs.
What I’m Wearing:
Sweatshirt – LOFT (Same)
Blouse – J.Crew (Same, but with a pattern)
Jeans – AG via Nordstrom Rack (Similar)
Purse – Gap (Similar)
Boots – Roots (Same)
Necklace – Target (Similar)
Just remember, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing!