Motivation Mo-Thursday? 

I know, I know! It’s been almost a month since my last blog post and I sincerely apologize. I’ve been lacking in the inspiration department, and also the effort department, and not to exclude the time department…just in all the departments, really. 

Since my last post, I’ve had my Nana visit, my friends Yenette and Spencer visit, hit my 5 year anniversary with the weirdo I call husband, had bad days, good days, and the funky days in between. 

If I’m being 110% honest, this move has killed me. The motivation I had back home sputtered to a halt at the California line, and it shows. So as of yesterday, I decided to get my butt back in gear and get back in the gym, back in my books, and back to blogging. 

So for anyone needing a little motivation, here’s the tips I got from various friends and the ever-helpful Pinterest. 

  1. Don’t wait until Monday. (Obviously I didn’t, I started on Wednesday.) 
  2. Don’t stop until you’re proud. (But always be proud of who you are. You’re you.) 
  3. It’s a slow process. Don’t make it slower by quitting. (Mama didn’t raise no quitter, so…) 
  4. Water is the new wine. Drink it. (Use your imagination.) 
  5. Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction. 
  6. You have to be in shape to kick your husband’s butt. (Thanks, Mary. Definitely the most motivational.) 

Now, everyone has a different goal. Mine currently is to lose the weight I gained all back during this move. But maybe for you it’s getting up early, or reading a new book. Maybe it’s trying a little harder this school year or actually cleaning the kitchen completely. Maybe it’s finishing the laundry. It doesn’t really matter what your goal is, everyone needs a little motivation. 

My absolute favorite pieces I’ve found that are plastered to my mirror right now are: 

“Don’t be so focused on your circumstances that you can’t see Jesus.” 

Wow. How absolutely powerful, really. It doesn’t matter how I got to where I am, all that matters is that I work towards my goal in the right way and keep my eyes on the Cross. 

“You have been assigned this mountain to show others that it can be moved.” 

You never know who’s watching. Maybe if you study for that test, a classmate will, too. Maybe if you finish that book, someone will value your opinion when you recommend it. Maybe, if you slay yourself in the gym, someone passing by will be inspired to start their own journey. 

Move your mountains, doll face.