Hi friends! Happy Thursday!
Thank you in advance for sticking with me as I navigate the new momma, working momma, blogger world. I’m posting this blog a little later than normal because it’s hot off the press this morning 😉 After two days at work, yesterday was FULL of snuggles + attention for Max. He is at such a wonderful age right now: very content, easy to soothe, interactive, + sweet as can be. Drew + I were talking about how different he is than even a couple of weeks ago. I’ll do a 3 month update next week, so stop back to check that out + hear more about him.
Yesterday I was trying to catch up around the house + did a workout during Max’s nap times. Today, I will be focusing more on catching up with blog work while he naps. I absolutely love the blog + look forward to continuing to grow it…so, thank YOU for your continued readership.
Today, I wanted to talk about motivation vs. dedication. This concept runs through my head all the time.
Motivations vs. Dedication.
Motivation can come + go. I can watch a Michael Phelps commercial (you should watch this!) + want to immediately head to the gym + lift weights. There are days where I cannot wait to workout. But there are also those days when it feels like a “job” or when starting a home workout is the last thing I want to do.
That’s when dedication comes in. I will not always be motivated to do my workout, but I’m DEDICATED so I do it. I know that my best self is one that works out. One that is confident in her body in part because of working out. When we see the athletes like Michael we see the end product of all the 4am wakeup calls + endless workouts. The commercial was awesome to see the work + I love the quote, “It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light.” Now most of us don’t have to be as dedicated as a world class athlete, but find what dedication looks like for you. For me, it’s pushing myself through those days that I don’t want to do it. To finish what I started + not cut my workouts short.
Once I get the ball rolling, it gets easier! I immediately start reaping the benefits of the workout + before I know it…it’s over!
I’ve seen + helped people shed a lot of weight. They are very motivated by the pounds coming off due to their new found exercise + eating routine. But, what happens when you get to your goal weight? To a weight that is healthy for you. Are you still going to get to the gym? Eat right? Are you going to continue doing what got you there?
You have to! That is how you maintain it. This is now your lifestyle + it takes dedication. Even if that huge motivational stimulus of seeing the pounds come off each time you step on the scale is over.
It does get easier to make the right decision. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I just don’t touch the sweets in the break room at work as a rule for myself. This way, it isn’t hard to make that decision each time.
I’m always trying to give you examples + things that you can immediately implement into your life to improve + grow. I hope something in this message speaks to you.
Tomorrow I’ll have the outfit of the week post up. Think: fall vibes.