There is nothing that compares to motivation. :)
It centres you back on to the path that you have strayed from. Helps to focus your eye on your goals and to maintain them.
Over the last few months, I have received nothing but motivation, love and support from one particular lady - L.H. She has supported me so much in starting up my business venture and guided me past her own mistakes, shared her wisdom and advice and sought mine out in return.
Yesterday, she surpassed herself and I will be forever grateful.
I originally met L.H. through her Curves franchise, when I signed up as a member April last year. I was - and still am - determined to be fit and healthy, I was rewarded with much success for my efforts. However, injury after injury has seen me pile the pounds back on and nearly back to where I was when I started, with no excuses, except for a lack of motivation.
Not anymore. Yesterday, I decided that it is time to finish my goals, and with this in mind, I have set myself with new short term goals with L's help and support. Every week my weight will get checked, along with the monthly weigh in and measuring.
She didn't have to do this, but she wants me to succeed, for me. Another gift she has blessed me with, and I thank her for it.
And so last night, after doing my 100th workout, some of the Curves girls and I, along with the team, went out for a meal to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season, to laugh, drink and eat without a worry in the world.
Every lady at that table has the same goal - to be fit, healthy and happy within our bodies. It doesn't matter what size or shape you are when you start, or how long it takes to reach your ultimate goal, we all encourage each other. Comfort each other when life hands you a blow. Congratulate every small and big success you have.
It's about the journey we share over the good, bad and not so good days. Every one slips up, the most important thing is to pick yourself back up and carry on, with your goal fixed in your mind. :)
With this group of women, there is warmth, as it is not about how you look, but who you. With this, the right kind of motivation, anything is possible, and I am truly blessed.
Today is a new day, and I am armed with my goal for this month - to settle back in to my exercise regime. Here's to a fresh start!
Enjoy your day!
Jewel :) x