I’m a motivation seeking girl. Sometimes I look at my running shoes and think ‘not going to happen’. It’s really hard to get off your ass when you know you should work out. Trust me, I know. I’ve come up with all sorts of excuses for why I’m not going to the gym.
But I found something the helps. Pinterest. I have several pinterest pages, all of which can be found here… http://www.pinterest.com/justjaynedow/
When I’m having a particularly ‘god I’m fat’ kind of days, I check out pinterest. Sometimes I look at my pins, and sometimes I hunt for new ones. I search keywords like ‘fitness’ or ‘before and after’, and I see all the success out there. Before I know it, I’m planning a healthy lunch, and wondering if I should get two workouts in instead of just one. Type in ‘motivation’ and see the crazy stuff that comes up. These people make you believe that you’re capable of the same things. I mean seriously, I can totally have that body, I just have to work for it!
Now, there’s a catch. Pinterest can take up a lot of time. Before you know it, you’ve used your entire time allotted to fitness to look up motivational pictures. And two, it can become heavily addicting.
But if you ever feel underwhelmed about exercise, and you just want to eat a bag of chips and watch a chick flick, go to pinterest and type in a few keywords. Before you know it, you’ll have motivated yourself right into your gym shoes and out the door.
My favorite are the ones that stay things like ‘I regret that workout – said no one ever!’ Haha, seriously, have you ever regretted a workout? Sometimes I feel like I could have worked harder, but it is not the same kind of guilt that goes with not going to the gym at all.
Thank you, pinterest, for doing so many things for me. Today I am motivated, and I know you’ll be there for me tomorrow if I lack that same motivation. You also keep track of how I want to decorate my next apartment, styles I want to try, people I admire and generally thinks that I love.