Morning bootcamp motivation, and a Mirror Selfie

October 25, 2016

Right now, I’m not in school. So I should be sleeping in. I should be doing as little as possible.

^^That’s what my brain was saying when my alarm went off at 5:20am. But, being the strong woman that I am, I willed myself out of bed immediately, and my own internal strength motivated me to rise and conquer the day.

Just kidding, I am not nearly so heroic. Actually, my main motivation to wake up was more like “OMG I have to take pictures for my first blog post today and if I don’t do anything, I will be so embarrassed” and then my friend, who I drive to class, texted me saying that she was awake, and I thought “well now I have to get out of bed, just so she doesn’t judge me.”

But I am SO GLAD I went to class. My arms ache just typing this, it was such a good workout.

Early morning bootcamp motivation

And now a weird tangent about full-length mirrors and how they relate to my fitness journey:

Before I moved back home, I lived alone in an 18 ft RV trailer.

In such a cramped environment, the cupboards and windows filled what little wall space there was. So, up until a week ago, I had not looked at myself in a full-length mirror since June. At first, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I looked skinnier. And the scale confirmed it: I lost around 7 pounds in the past four months. This was awesome news, since, in terms of physical fitness, I feel as though I am in the worst shape of my life. A busy university schedule means skipping meals and trips to the gym, and eating donuts just because they’re there and your friend offers them to you.

mirror-selfie motivation

Now that I’ve stepped away from the stress and am focusing on my goals again, my motivation for getting back in shape has changed. I want to be healthy. I want to look in the mirror and see someone who’s fit, not just someone who’s lost the weight.

I’ll leave you with a picture of me struggling to pose with my dog in the rain!



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