Friday, December 4, 2015

Determination equals motivation?

Some days, it's really hard to get out of bed, be it to get to lectures, to get to the gym or merely to get to work. You feel that impending doom approach, yet, you and I both, we sometimes decide not to do that extremely important task. Why? I'm still not sure. Is it because we're just too lazy? Or are we just too tired? Or do we just have those times where we really just can't be asked?

But my thoughts flutters to one particular concept. Is motivation due to the determination that we have or is it motivation that keeps us determined? Does that make any sense? In order to be determined, there must be a driving force that wants us to get determined in the first place isn't it? So, definitely, we would need to have motivation from external factors first right?

But what if we don't have that motivation? Then, how can someone be determined right? So, I guess we have solved it isn't it? Only because theoretically, no one can be determined without actually having a goal, right? So, if I'm working, whether because I love my job, or because I go into the work place to see Mr. X or whether I work for the money, I'm doing it because I have something to achieve right? Otherwise, no one would actually do anything of purpose without an aim or a goal, hence, making the item that we wish to achieve which is our goal(s), our motivation.

My predicament?
It's not hard for me to go to the gym. Please don't be envious, it's only because it's a 5 minute walk away from home. But what I do have a problem with is staying away from amazing tasting food. If I see a muffin, I want it, if I see pizza, I want it. I literally want everything that I see. That is what makes me feel like I'm not being healthy. But I think of it this way, other people do it to lose weight, I do it to balance out the unhealthy eating. But some of my friends says that it doesn't work that way and being fit alone is not enough if I'm not eating healthy. But, I really want to eat all the cookies I want. I guess that's not going to happen. But, I really don't want to be eating salads all the time. It's just not for me, you know? 

I mean, sure, if your goal was to stay slim and have all those motivating images to keep you going. But when I think of being slim and that cookie, I always choose the cookie. 

Hence, the reason why I admire people like Cassey Ho from Blogilates.

I know it must be really hard for her as well, but I just love how positive she is all the time. You may remember my other blog post on Cassey a couple of years ago here.

But I try to cook the things that she suggests because it is indeed much healthier and I know it's hard but it's going to be worth it. Especially now, because of how much I've gained over the summer alone. 20kg is an unreasonable weight to be gaining over 3 months. That being said, I can't believe I actually gained the most weight while volunteering in Africa, which you can read on my post here

I've lost about 2kg in 3 days, which is good I suppose but I must confess that I have not been eating healthy. I have muffins for breakfast. How unhealthy is that? Am I right or am I right?

Anyway, if you would like to follow my weight loss journey, then do comment below or tweet me at @toofunnytocare .Don't ask me why my username is such. And I can guarantee you a hundred percent that if you were looking to lose weight, then, Cassey's workout will really help you. I can't follow her workout because I live in a house with many housemates and my room is too small because I'm at uni this year, which is no excuse really. So, in making final year count, I'm going to shed the pounds because what better way to do it right? Best to graduate looking super fine than looking like a potato. 

Another problem that a lot of people face here, in England is the wet weather. So, excuses for not jogging in the outdoors because it's too cold even during the summer. But I suppose the weather is a lot better down South, where London is that is. But I'm in the North West of the country which has the worst weather with cold, rainy days. 

So, I am working towards becoming slimmer, but I am also having too much of a predicament due to the fact that I would choose muffin over a salad. 

Till my next post. xx