Working On My Fitness Is Difficult, But Well Worth It

Working On My Fitness Is Difficult, But Well Worth It

Hopefully, these tips will keep you motivated.
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Working out is hard. When deciding on what to write about for my next article I thought this topic would help me start my workout routine. I was wrong.

I’ve probably worked out on my own three to four times in the past month despite the many weight loss goals I have.

I hate making excuses but I have to blame it on school. School takes up sooo much of my time. But last year at this time I stuck to my work out plan pretty well. Not only was I more motivated but I was doing it for the right reasons.

Right reasons are:

1. To help my overall wellbeing

Because if I just work out to lose weight I might not always see results on the scale, which a lot of people say not to use unless you can also measure body fat and inches lost. But even if the scale doesn’t move just know you are contributing to a healthy mind body and spirit.

2. To reach realistic goals

Some people will work out to look like someone in a magazine instead of a leaner more toned version of themselves. Like for me, I’m short with natural big breast, hips, and thighs. It’s unrealistic for me to aim to be a super slim woman like Zendaya.

3. Do it for you and nobody else

Remember to keep your goals personal. Don’t let anyone get in your head about how much you should lose or what your goals should be unless it comes from a health professional.

Hopefully, these tips will keep you motivated if not try these:

1. Keep a fitness and food journal

I type mine into my period tracking app for ease. And although I don’t count calories, I see how much of the food I ate was good or bad for my personal diet.

2. Share your goals with others

They will hold you accountable and may even be inspired enough to join you on their fitness journey.

3. Write out your fitness plans and goals

I make my colorful and fun to look at. I also put them in a place I look at often so I never lose focus.

Fitness is hard! But it can be a lot of fun and even more rewarding. And if nothing else works, find a workout bae like the couple in the cover photo ;)

Cover Image Credit: Pixabay

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

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You won't see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won't laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won't go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They'll miss you. They'll cry.

You won't fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won't get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won't be there to wipe away your mother's tears when she finds out that you're gone.

You won't be able to hug the ones that love you while they're waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won't be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won't find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won't celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won't turn another year older.

You will never see the places you've always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You'll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it's not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don't let today be the end.

You don't have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It's not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I'm sure you're no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won't do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you'll be fine." Because when they aren't, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255

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If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say, Be Quiet

If you still don't get this you might need to go back to elementary school

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It's really not that hard of a concept to not talk negatively about other people, yet people still do it. I get it, you're bored and it's easier to tear other people apart rather than fix yourself. It's the easy way out but stop it.

There is absolutely no point or need to disrespect a person like that. I don't care what the person has said or done to you, there is no need. Accept it, forgive and move on. Keeping hate in your heart will only hurt yourself at the end of the day.

What's the point? To feel better about yourself? There are other ways to feel good about yourself. Maybe you could get into a club you like, sports, music, etc. If you need to rip others apart at the seams to feel superior than you have a serious problem.

Is it a person who broke your heart? Or an old friend that left you out of the blue? Someone who stoped talking to you to better themselves? Get over it. This may seem like tough love but you can never truly get over someone or a situation if you don't keep talking about it. Take your time to mourn and then move on past it. Stop obsessing over the past and what you can't change and move on. Grow up and stop talking negatively about everyone because it's not going to get you anywhere.

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