Blogging is a really awkward thing to me. In addition to letting everyone in my head, it gives people an insight into how I feel. To a closet introvert (and badass), this is really uncomfortable. But, I do it anyway. Why? Because it's part of the gig. When you decide to launch a brand and build it through social media, blogging is an effective tool.
Where it gets sticky,for me, is the feeling of being/appearing to be an authority. And I am sooo not that. My education isn't grounded in fitness. I struggle to follow a nutrition plan consistently. Sometimes I'm great at following a workout program and some months, I don't step foot in a gym. If I'm an authority on anything it is how NOT to do it! And that's why I started Mighty Petunia. I know how hard it is to stay consistent, motivated, and inspired.
There's an ebb and flow to motivation. It's like a gossamer thread that you can grasp for a period of time, but then it breaks and you have to grind it out. I was new to fitness when I heard about the grind for the first time. The grind is that time when the newness of the program you're following has worn off, maybe results have slowed down or even stopped, and you have to keep going. And it isn't easy. Plus,sadly, there is no way around it. You gotta go through it to get to the other side. Finding people like Jill Coleman, Jen Sinkler, Lean Bodies Consulting and others, help to inspire me daily. Learning tricks, like putting my tennis shoes on when my feet hit the floor in the morning, sleeping in my workout clothes so I will make the early morning workout, reading something motivational before bedtime, and yes, wearing motivational phrases on my tanks, all really help me. When I need motivation I can find it IF I look for it.
So take it from an expert (kinda), if you need motivation, it's out there. Check out:
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