From the Inside Out

Working out has never been something I have ever invested myself in. Ever. When I did work out it was mostly social or a de-stresser I needed one week out of the year. Never to feel fit or out of concern for my body. Like we feel it should be. I have had things I wish I could change about my body, but for the most part, I am comfortable and confident in the shape I’ve been given. Plus I don’t think I could ever part with a Mt. Dew and Taco Bell (my 9 pm dinner last night).

Not sure what changed or triggered the recent motivation I have found, but I’ve been LOVING working out. I feel at a lost on the days I don’t. And when I’m in the gym I just want to keep going…for the most part! I’ve finally found a few things that have given me that extra push to get my toosh over to the gym.

1. How far can I go?

What is my body really capable of? How long can I go working out every day? What are my favorite workouts? Can I get my body to not be an awkward in between size (cause THATS annoying as heck)? Does my body allow me to keep going even when my mind is so bored?

I guess you could say curiosity has gotten the best of me again. But I’m so excited to see where I can go with this. See what kind of results my body will give me, along with my mind. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t have that amazing transformation story, but I know I’ll get something out of all this! Just curious to know what, and there’s only one way to find out!

2. BBG

Yea I can 100% say that the Kayla Itsine’s BBG program has been a huge motivation to me. I’m not one to push myself physically, just not in my nature. Sorry, not sorry. But I have loved this guide because it’s so easy to modify to work in a way that I want to. It’s quick and easy reps that I feel my body pushing with, but I can wimp out a little bit. For now at least! I’m on week 3 of the program and have already seen a difference. It’s designed to repeat workouts every other week and I could do way more this second time around than on my first week. Growth! But again, I can set it at my own pace, or push myself like the program is set. So I’m loving that.

3. Accountability

The best motivation there is! This time around I’m accountable to my husband every night. A college friend is doing the program as well and it’s been fun to compare notes and workouts. Just being able to casual chat about it has made all the difference. Then of course, I’m telling you, the reader, now. So hold me to it!

4. Inside Out

The biggest motivation or change I’ve seen in my workouts is my attitude towards myself and my body. As I was chatting with my workout buddy I realized I’ve seen a change in my mental attitude towards it all. In just a couple of weeks! I am amazed by what my body can do. My mind, my vision of myself has changed. I explained it to her as, “I don’t just see my body in the mirror, I see the work and the potential. I’m looking from the inside out and it’s a whole new look.”

Working out still isn’t fun for me and I still get bored with it. But when I walk in the gym ready to surprise myself with what can happen, I go even farther than I planned on. I haven’t noticed a change in measurements or the scale. I’m seeing a change in me, and how I see myself. It’s an inside change that is worth every bead of sweat from the outside. Even if that’s all I get out of it.

Currently on the bike,

The Confidently Speaking

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