Maintaining Motivation: A Transformation Story
I believe in the power of motivational quotes. Words can help fuel and maintain motivation.
As a high school senior, I weighed around 275lbs. The next few years, I attended the gym on my college campus on an irregular basis and my weight yo-yoed. At one point I had dropped down to 225lbs, but during my final year of college I was weighing 295 lbs. I was happy but suffered from lack of confidence. I knew I could be happier if I felt better and took better care of my health and fitness.
The change to a 9-5 schedule after a chaotic college schedule was a good start. I got a gym membership and started training for a 5k. My workouts became my top priority. My work and social life had to follow my workout routine. I started eating a salad for lunch every day at work. I was truly motivated and began losing 5lbs a month!
A friend challenged me to run a half marathon. I signed up and was immediately scared, yet motivated to succeed. I began to work out twice a day; once at lunch time and then again after work.
My progress was visible, and it helped fuel my motivation even more. My body was getting healthier and stronger, and my mind was focused. I craved motivation like it was a drug. Late at night, I would scour the Internet to find quotes that spoke to me and reinforced my goal.
Now, I feel fit and strong after losing over 100lbs.
Weight loss takes 24/7 commitment. It is about the daily grind and finding new ways to keep the desire alive.
Working for OFF DAY Trainer is a rewarding experience. I am happy to be a part of a team that builds technology that helps people live stronger and healthier lives!
We’ve added some of my favorite quotes into the OFF DAY Trainer message library.
My Top 5 Inspirational Quotes
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle
You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. — Jerry West
Promise to give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others. — John Wooden
If you don’t have an emotional connection to why you are trying to accomplish your goals, the odds are you won’t reach them or will quit trying. — Brett Hoebel
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. — Aristotle
You May Also Like...
Stick-On Stress Relief | The Lief Smart Patch [Review] Read time: 5 Minutes
“New year, new…resolution that I’ll forget about by February.” Read time: 4 minutes
So You Want To Be A Trainer Read time: 10 minutes
OFF DAY Trainer Wins 2016 Silver Davey Award for Best Health Website Read time: 1 minute
NorCal Fitness Summit Read time: 2 minutes
Applied Kinetic Science & Bio-Skills Workshop With Human Cadavers Read time: 5 minutes