Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What motivates you?

I've thought about this question a lot for the past few months. I've really tried hard to find some self motivation to get myself back in shape. I'm tired of not fitting into clothes that I used to be able to wear. I'm tired of seeing 'dimples' in spots that are NOT cute and endearing. I'm tired of seeing a muffin top. I'm tired of not being a healthy eater. I'm tired of seeing others find motivation to become more active. I'm tired of watching the Biggest Loser while eating a big bowl of ice cream.

For the past few months I have had three friends inspire me with their fitness goals being made. Boy do they look incredible! Thank you friends for being my motivation!

Well I FINALLY just said to myself "quit whining about it and DO SOMETHING about it. So in April I started my new fitness goals. I found this awesome FREE app on my phone called "my fitness pal". It basically is a food and exercise journal and it is so helpful to record the things I eat and the exercises that I do each day.
I'm not on a diet. I eat what I want and just record my calories, once I hit my daily quota I'm done for the day. I have to admit that most days I really have to try hard to eat enough.
My main fitness goal is not focused on losing weight (surprisingly) It is to tone up my 'soft spots'. I have a pretty awesome weight lifting routine that I do almost every day and after one month I am happy to report that I can see a difference!
Even Chris said that he can tell that I am getting more toned. My pants are fitting better and my 'dimples' are becoming less noticeable.

More importantly I feel better! I love that part! I love the smell of walking into the gym.... it just gets my blood pumping. I love the taste of my protein shakes at the end of a workout. I love feeling the burn of pushing myself in one of my exercise classes. I love feeling sore the next day because that means that I worked hard the day before. I love that I still have another month before swim suit season hits :-). I love that I am healthier!


Dion said...

Awesome!! Way to go..I'm so proud of you, especially going by yourself. That is really hard to do. I need to be surrounded by other people. It helps me more.
Keep up the hard work and we'll be struting ourselves on the beach soon. ;)

Amy said...

Good job friend, you inspire me......working out everyday, really?? Help me find that would ya? You've always looks fantastic to me, but I get that you want to feel better, it truly makes a difference. Sure love ya and really really miss you!!!!

Amy said...

I meant you always look fantastic, ha ha!!

Michele said...

You are my hero! I am so glad that you are doing so awesome! I have always thought you look AWESOME:)

Super Angie Супер Энджи said...

YOU ARE FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooo proud of you. Way to go Jenny. It takes A LOT to make a change. So glad you found something that works for you. Keep it up. There will be ups and down and ins and outs. And there will be times when the scales just needs to be thrown out the window. lol Love this post! Thanks for the inspiration!

nic and krista said...

"watching Biggest Loser with a big bowl of ice cream" there any other way to watch Biggest Loser? Sounds just like me and Nic, haha!