Be Open to Motivation

The thought of changing my lifestyle was a little daunting at first. I wasn’t sure what to expect or if I would even be able to do it. I was so used to trying things, doing it for a while, and then going back to my old ways. What I did differently this time was surround myself with motivation. I made myself completely open to the world of health. I followed healthy people on Instagram, talked to people in the real world who were health conscious, do workout videos instructed by highly motivating coaches, and read motivational articles, books, and quotes. Then, after a while, I began receiving motivation from my peers in turn of compliments. The motivation was everywhere around me.

At the end of the day though, my biggest motivator was myself. It was me who sought out motivation, who put in the work, who trained my mind, who instilled new habits, who took charge of my life, and who transformed my body. Yes, all of those external factors definitely helped with motivation and confidence, and I am so thankful for them. But if that willingness to be motivated was missing I would not be where I am today. Realizing my strength and determination is what pushed me and allowed me to accept all of those external motivators in such a positive way. Motivation is in all of us, we just have to allow ourselves to be open to it.

What are some of your motivators?

About Simply Healthy

My name is Kaytlin and I created this blog to help others who may find themselves at a crossroads with their health. I have been there, lived it, and found the path to happiness. I lost over 65 pounds and gained an entire new mindset on life. On a more personal note, I am 25 years old and live in northern Indiana with my fiancee Tyler and border collie, lab mix, Iris. I am a movie and music fiend and lover of the arts. My goals in life are to have a house in the country where I can grow my own food, do my part in reducing my carbon footprint, and reach as many people as possible with what I have learned on physical and mental health.

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