That's the thing when it comes to achieving anything is MOTIVATION! I know personally that if I have no motivation or no drive, then I can definitely push the fuck it button and pick up a beautiful, I mean disgusting cigarette (I still haven't given in), or deciding to jump into my car and go to the KFC drive thru (best invention but at the same time the worst). Trust me I have pushed that fuck it button too many times, I'm only human! I can also be my harshest critic and bully myself in a way! Telling myself I'm fat, I'm disgusting, my arms are massive! "Look Dave at my jiggly arms how can you find me attractive!" Now I know people say love yourself (not in that way) you deserve it and be kind to yourself (Dave uses this quote on many occasion). Don't get me wrong I have tried, but it's not that easy. Sure, people have said things like your figure is amazing etc but unfortunately I disagree with them and I don't listen to a word they have just said.
Going back to motivation, it's too easy to slip into bad habits and forget why I wanted to get into better shape in the first place! Sitting down to watch a season of Frontier (Jason Momoa anyone) and getting a tub of Ben & Jerry's (my personal favourite is Peanut Butter Cup) is so much more delightful than getting into my gym gear. I always hate putting my gym bra on and then pulling it off after sweating one out at the gym! (Anyone else feels my pain?) I also hate then leaving a nice, warm, cosy flat and walking in the bitter cold for 5/10 minutes, to go into the gym and do a workout for around an hour. Don't get me even started on blokes, who make it so obvious they want to gain eye contact with you and the blokes who slam down weights to try to get your attention by looking so bloody macho! Just to clarify not macho, just bloody irritating and it's not impressive! Just stop it already!
After saying all of that I know what I would rather do... get myself down to the gym! OK that's a lie I would rather eat my body weight in ice cream and perv on Aquaman (sorry Dave). Sometimes I have to realise that it is OK to have a blip once in a while and enjoy eating some junk food. It is also to remind myself that if I want to look banging in a bikini then there are some certain steps to follow to keep me motivated!
Step 1 - Don't give myself such a harsh time
Step 2 - When I don't feel like going to the gym I force myself to put on my gear so I am ready to leave
Step 3 - Make sure in advance that I know what days I am going to the gym by writing it in my diary
Step 4 - Remind myself any workout is better than no workout at all
Step 5 - Use my Fitness Pal to keep an eye on what I am stuffing into my mouth
Step 6 - Look at Instagram models and envy their perfect bodies and hate God that I am not genetically blessed!
Step 7 - Don't do step 6 that will only make me feel like shit
Step 8 - Totally ignore Step 7 and do Step 6 anyways
Step 9 - Don't have any naughty snacks in the flat (Dave has his own private cookie stash so he isn't deprived of sugar)
Step 10 - Pre-plan what I am eating for the week
Step 11 - Look at a motivational quotes each morning to start the day feeling more positive
Step 12 - Stop perving on Jason Momoa (that's not really for motivation that is more for Dave's benefit)
You are more than welcome to try any of these steps, except Step 12 that would be a shame to give that up!