June 11, 2013


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I started to really focus on eating well and exercising a week ago and already I'm hearing that nagging little voice whispering "give up, give up, give up..." It gets worse. I kid you not, I actually tell myself "You're never going to achieve your goal so why bother? You're not strong enough anyway. Honestly, Valentina, this is a stupid goal, you love food, who cares about your weight and your figure?" ... I do! So why am I telling myself that!? What happens when I give in to the little voice in my head? I eat when I'm not hungry causing me to go over the calorie limit for the day. I don't push myself to exercise. I feel bad. So here are a couple things to keep you (and myself) motivated:

Don't weigh yourself right after a meal or several times a day. It's possible that right after a meal, you will put on a teensy bit of weight and this will cause you to lose motivation. Also, you're not going to lose 3 pounds in one day so...

• Be patient. This takes time. You absolutely have to learn to be patient and keep doing what you're doing even if you don't see a 5 pound drop in 24 hours. If you're like me and start to lose motivation for any goal you set for yourself, notice when that happens and fight it!

Exercice your own way. Nobody says you have to go on a 45 minute run. Start slow. Start with walking fast if you wish! Just do something every day. I promise you that with practice you will get better. Nobody is judging you. Relax. But you still have to...

• Push yourself. So you weren't able to run for too long or go for a walk? Maybe it was raining? Don't get all lazy on me! Buy yourself a mat, get yourself some awesome and good-quality sportswear, go on YouTube and do one of these videos!

Cheers, Vx


Lauren said...

Great tips. And remember - VS models work out every single day for over 2 hours. That's their job. So try not to compare. Good luck girl xo

SJ B said...

That's some inspiration! Just contemplating a hot yoga challenge 30 for 30... Might take the plunge!

Leanne Van Breda said...

Wow her body has just made me put my gym clothes on. Keep going with your fitness! It becomes so addictive when you start feeling healthier and notice you can push your body further.

Thanks so much for your lovely comment. It made my day.

Love from South Africa

Arum Lilea

Irela said...

These are really good tips.
The best time to weigh yourself is right when you wake up. Definitely don't weigh yourself after eating! Your body fluctuates all throughout the day, its crazy.

Lara Tura said...

I cut out refined sugar totally and have been off it for 2 months now. I have noticed so many changes! It's so worth the effort! I totally agree with you not to weigh yourself -I go by how I feel and look rather than numbers on the scale!
Latest outfit post: BLUE DAY

Paola Primera said...

I remember going to the gym two years ago and it was so awesome, i love working out, so sad i don't have the time anymore, hopefully next semester, keep going you are doing great!

Paola Primera / Photography & Design

Allie Emme said...

Great tips! Exercising can get boring at times so it's great to find a routine that's fun and can keep your attention.
xx Allie | A Song to Pass the Time

Angela said...

awesome post!
Good luck!

Angela Donava

Cake Couture said...

Great tips! Really good for Summer bikini season!

eliza1979 said...

great post and great blog.

I will try your tips;o))

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Lindsey Louise Bales said...

oh wow, the model does provide great inspiration! haha. i love your tips as well, the hardest thing for me is creating a work out that i enjoy and works for me.

lindsey louise

linsey sijmons said...

Ohhh I feel so miserable when I see that body, haha. But it definitely motivates me to work out again ;)


Jennifer said...

Good tips!

xo Jennifer

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Molly said...

Thanks for the tips, I really needed them! Been trying to get back in shape myself.

xo Molly

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