Being Self-Motivated

Hello Reader! Thank you coming back and continuing to read my posts. Today’s post may a little bit shorter than the usual. I just wanted to share some personal achievements that I have made over the last month or so.

As many of you have had a chance to read my post about “Being Obsessed” or “Being Able to Inhale and Exhale,” you may know I have committed myself to the gym. I gym. I used to hate the gym. Maybe from insecurities or being scared of the environment but I was definitely not an avid gym-goer. Until now…

One of my ongoing goals for the year is to stay active at least three times a week and thus far, I’d say I’ve been killing it because I practically live at the gym. In this short amount of time being self-motivated and staying consistent, I have accomplished a few small achievements I believe will set me up for a bigger success in the long run.

I remember when I first started yoga, I just couldn’t touch my toes for shit and I was a little disappointed in myself but I knew eventually I’d be able to do it if I just stay consistent. Maybe after three or four classes, I was finally able to touch my toes and it felt ah-maz-zing! 

There was also one week where I went hard at the gym; like I was working out in the morning and then taking classes after work and I was eating very well and by the end of that week, I lost 5 lbs. I got on and off the scale about four (4) times because I was in disbelief.

Over this past weekend, silly story but I was in the shower and I had my arm out; just dangling out to the side and I decided to flex… And I did it about 10 more times. I was in shock that I was able to see muscle and feel muscle. Before I just had fat and flexing made it look like nothing was even there and I felt incredibly weak. I’ve mentioned this before: I don’t have upper body strength and I’ve been trying to work hard at it but also trusting the process along the way. Seeing it slowly come to reality is incredible.

All of these small achievements has kept me even more self-motivated. I was self-motivated to begin with because I have a future goal that I’m trying to accomplish but to see progress and trusting the process is making this journey absolutely worth it. 

I once was unable to accept the reality of losing weight. One or two weeks would pass and nothing changed and I would ultimately just give up. Now, I have learned that weight loss, burning fat, gaining muscle – it’s all about process. Staying motivated and consistent will be my best friend as I continue on this journey.

I definitely empathize with those who find it hard to stay self-motivated because I was once there. It takes a lot of commitment and dedication to stay active especially since a lot of us either work weird hospitality/retail hours or the typical 9 to 5 and finding the right time to work out sometimes “doesn’t fit in our schedule.” However, I absolutely encourage everyone to make time in your schedule to stay active. It’s a choice to stay active. 

Being as active as I have been, I feel more energized and that I could accomplish a lot more throughout the day. If you ever feel like you need motivation, please come talk to me; message me, whatever – I am the ultimate cheerleader. I will absolutely push, motivate, cheer you on with whatever goal you want to achieve especially when it comes to working out. 

With that being said, I hope that you enjoyed reading my post. I enjoyed sharing with all of you. 

Until the next post,

With love and support,

#beingjtran❤️🌻

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One Comment

  1. Maricruz

    Yoga is fire! My first time taking Yoga, I thought since I was the youngest in the crowd I would kill it. Wrong! I couldn’t hold a pose for longer than 10 seconds. It’s definitely about consistency though. Now I can hold a pose for longer and it feels amazing. I too, have trouble with my upper body strength. I’m still in the works of trying to find what works for me. I really enjoyed your post. 🙂

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