Motivation and self-belief go hand in hand. You’d be surprised how far believing in yourself can carry and motivate you to push past mind and pain barriers not only in fitness but in life its self. No one is born a failure, everyone has it in them to succeed and become great in whatever you choose to, the only person who can hold you back is you.
MY MOTIVATIONAL STORY
In 2011 I was very overweight at 17 and a half stone to be exact and had no motivation or drive to become anything. I partied every weekend and ate junk food until I felt sick then ate some more. I would wake up with no energy, be tired most of the day, and was on the verge of slipping into depression.
December 2011 new year’s eve was a turning point for me. I remember taking pictures with family and friends and feeling so overweight that I had to hold my belly in just to feel better posing for pictures. It was at that moment that I decided I didn’t want to feel like this ever again and promised myself no matter how long it took id make sure I was combatable in my own skin, little did I know this was the fire that would change my life forever.
It’s been three years since I made that decision and I can honestly say I’ve never been happier and accomplished so much physically, but most importantly mentally. I have been promoted three times in my job, stepped on stage in the best condition I have ever been in at one of the UK's biggest fitness expos (Bodypower), done numerous photoshoots in fitness and for the sun newspaper, passed my level 3 in personal training and helped inspire and motivate friends and family to chase whatever dreams they have.
I now firmly believe that if you set a goal, believe in yourself, turn over every stone and stick to what you said you were going to do you can achieve anything. I currently work 50 hours a week; 8am till 6pm, yet I still train at 2am every morning, not because I like getting up that early, but because I made a choice to not let nothing stop me from achieving my dreams regardless of time, weather or my feelings.
The point of this short story is to share with everyone my personal experience and what the power self-belief can do and how far it can motivate you. You can get inspiration off other people and even seek motivation from the same people to push your further, but ultimately you need to believe in yourself. There are days when I have no motivation for the gym, and there were even days I felt like quitting, but every time I felt like that I would remind myself why I started, and the promise I made to myself to do whatever it takes. I hope this story helps some of you that struggle to keep your motivation or who doubt your abily to turn your dreams into reality