I wish I could tell you I had an "Aha!" moment, but I didn't. I just stopped accepting my excuses. The journey began with a free three month membership to a gym. After three months and 15lbs I started going to group boot camps at a local park where I met people who inspired and supported me. To me, that is what made the difference. Surrounding myself with a community who encouraged and had the same drive for fitness was the link I needed to make a fluke a habit. I also began to look at the big picture. It was about my health, not my jean size. Vanity, I've found, only motivates for so long. Another key factor was finding the workout best suited for my personality. You won't catch me in Zumba (though fun) but you can find me getting sweaty with a group of friends at boot camp. The biggest lesson I've learned throughout all of this is motivation comes from within, if you want it bad enough, change can be yours. The picture below is proof.
|Then and Now|