Motivation leads to Confidence:Stick With IT!

Happy Thursday Friends :)!

Over the past week or so, I haven't felt entirely committed to my work-out.  I feel that I must push myself to work-out.  I hate this feeling, however, I am happy I am able to shake it off with the support of my family and close friends.  I cannot emphasize how important it is to share your progress with someone who cares as it truly helps with the motivation aspect AND it will also BOOST your confidence.  It helps to hear their compliments and supportive words such as - wow, you look really good what have you been doing?  Or, you did an amazing job today.  I enjoy working out in a supportive environment. Even, a pat on the back and a small compliment such as, "GOOD job" from your work-out partner, also helps.  

I just saw someone who I haven't seen in awhile and she told me that I looked truly amazing (this made me feel good).  Another suggestion, that I have mentioned in previous posts, is work out with someone!  You can do this by joining a group supportive exercise such as Muay Thai Kickboxing, cross-fit, or a Zumba class (or any exercise class).  The key is to find what you like to do.  It also helps if you can bring a friend.  This is how I started on my exercise kick :).  I dragged my sister to an "adult" jazz class and we were hooked. She is now my exercise buddy.  I was also invited to watch a kick-boxing class and I never saw such hard work, support, and dedication from the instructors and especially the students - I had to join!   

I really want to here your opinions - how do you BOOST your confidence?   What makes you feel good? DD feels good with - Progress, Compliments, Effort, and a great work-out. 

Great Tip:  The only excuse you should have not to work out is that you are physically ill with fever, etc.  Even if you are feeling lazy, get yourself out - JUST DO IT!  There have been a handful of times that I just wanted to stay home but I look at myself and think about my progress and go.  After I work out I feel truly amazing.  Try IT! 

Motivational quote: "Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Liane Cardes

No Excuses!  

Happy Exercising, 
Determined "D"   xoxoxoxo  

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