Happy New Year! What inspires you?
This time of year everyone’s looking for that inspiration.
What inspires you? What keeps you motivated, to stick with your new years resolutions?
Most of my friends and clients know I am a long-time runner who enjoys distance. But it’s very hard to gain any muscle while running distance. (Side-note, as you reach your 40s muscle becomes a little more important than it used to be)
One of my bucket list items has been a bikini competition. I have a few girlfriends now interested in doing the same.
So here comes the hard part, DOING IT!!
I can talk about it, read about it, interview trainers, review training schedules, but actually doing it?
One of my first steps was to reach out to a friend who has done a bikini competition, and join her accountability group.
Here’s where it gets real! I’m supposed to have a before picture in a bikini online? I don’t know, I don’t know if I can do that!
I mean I’m a professional and everything I don’t know if I should have a bikini photo photo out there on the Internet maybe I should just cancel this whole thing?
A bikini picture when you’re super in shape and tan that’s one thing. A bikini picture where you do not look amazing and your super white that’s a whole other!
This feel super vulnerable and I don’t like it!
So tomorrow is picture day.
My face doesn’t have to show.
It’s a closed group. It won’t be out there to everyone.
And now my goals are written down. I have a coach to keep me in check, I have an accountability group to count on. I have a meal plan I have a workout routine and I have a buddy that meets me every morning at the gym.
This week I found there’s a pretty big difference between me focusing on one goal for 2017 and making that goal. It’s an actual reality with sticking points to make me stick to it.
My inspiration is much due to my workout partner Kristina and her every morning availability and text, to make sure I’m out of bed.
Accountability group will keep me accountable and because I am now paying for a coach I have a reason to stick with it I don’t want to waste any of my hard-earned money!
What are your goals for 2017? Are they written down? Do you review them before you go to bed? And every morning as you rise? Do you have a sticking point to make you stick with it? I’d love to hear from you and know what your goals are and how you plan to stick with them for 2017.
What inspires you?