This week was about identifying my motivation. The “why” behind me getting healthy. As I’ve said, I have done it before, but I’d always find myself heading down the path to laziness. This time I’m trying to set myself up for success with reminders throughout the house. I’ve created a couple tools to help me. In the grand scheme of things they have been good general reminders, but when I look back I think of the times I was having a craving and I knew I could reach out to other #mamavation women and they’d support me. This next week will be filled with a lot of reflection as I will be returning back to school next Monday and won’t have that resource there 24/7.
My Tools for Success
Dry-Erase messages on the mirror. This has been up there for about a month. It helps to set my day straight every morning and evening. On here is a little mish-mash of what’s important and little reminder nudges.
I’ve been compiling a mental list of my true motivators. I wanted to create a collage that embodies all of those and place it somewhere I could see on a daily basis. Today it flashed, “desktop wallpaper”. I’m on this thing at night and sometimes when I work from home. What a perfect place to remind me to step away and take care of myself and work towards what I want.
The images you see are: my son, my husband and I, Canon Rebel, and an ultrasound of Aiden.
- My son is still a toddler, but he has taught me so much about nutrition in his 22 months of life. Before he was born we decided to breastfeed for as long as we could and make our own organic baby food. He encourages me to let go of all my pre-existing notions of certain foods and just try it. Try something new and healthy everyday.
- The camera is something I have been wanting since Aiden was born. I want to learn how to take beautiful pictures and capture every moment in his life.
- The ultrasound is another reminder of why I want to get healthy again. Number 2 is in the planning phase and I want to build another strong foundation for him or her.
- The biggest motivator of all is the picture of my DH and me in San Diego at 18. I was at my tiniest (130 lbs. size 2). This shows me that I can accomplish it when I want to, I just have to put forth the effort.
On tab for this week is keeping up the momentum of success and stepping up the workouts.