Personal Training, Fitness and Nutrition Motivation

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Find Your Motivation Mojo

Have you found Motivation Mojo when it comes to improving your health? Finding our motivation is an important step when it comes to fitness so we enjoy the journey. 

Let me ask what motivates you in the image below: the left image, center image, the right image, neither images and why?

I'm not going to wow you with a huge before and after weight loss story, or a long list of bikini titles. I will share my journey to health involves one of great physical and emotional adversity. Also, taking care of my health and being a woman of faith has been a huge factor in the woman you see in the above images. 

Some may not be motivated by visual images and respond more to the written word: YOU CAN DO IT, FIND YOUR STRONG, or BE YOUR BEST HEALTHY YOU for example. Regardless of what suits your motivational fancy when it comes to fitness, the important thing is to just get yourself going.  

I will not tell you it will be easy because there are days when it will be straight up hard. I'm speaking from personal experience. We all struggle with tough days of keeping it healthy.  I'm relating to you on a very personal level. At the same time, I want to stress the importance of living the healthiest life you can. We only have one life with no playbacks. 

There has been so much controversy over the image of health. This is why I opened with an interactive exercise of wanting to know your mental game when it comes to visual motivation. I didn't add the famous “what’s your excuse” tag, although I am a no excuses trainer and coach. I don't accept that anyone is too busy to take care of their health, and that includes me. 

Being a very busy woman and if the day only allows a 20-minute workout then I do that. Exercise doesn't have to be some long duration program lasting over an hour. In fact, studies have shown the greatest benefit of exercise is achieved within the first 30-minutes. Also, 45-minutes of focused exercise is sufficient to maintain a healthy body. I adhere to this philosophy and keep my exercise sessions limited to 45-minutes and no more than 5 times per week. 

How do you find your Motivation Mojo?  Get out a piece of paper and write down your active passions … fun things you like to do. It's time to get off the couch, dance your pants off in the living room, go hiking, play games with the kiddos and dogs. What is it that makes you happy and will ensure you keep coming back for more?  No more exercise is a burden stuff. Let’s turn that around and create a plan you can maintain for a lifetime.  Share your Mojo in the comment section and I look forward to reading and responding to all of your shares. 

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Be well and Stay Healthy


  1. The center picture is most motivating to me. That is the type of look I will get this year (being positive!). Healthy and fit that looks attainable, not too skinny or too muscular. While all three are AMAZING, I the subtle, low body fat, in great shape, healthy appearance: That seems attainable to me.

  2. Hello Darla. I love your web page. It is very inspiring and after learning of all the obstacles you have overcome to still be your personal best, even more so. I am a single (divorced) 51 yo who has always kept exercise in her life. Not to an extreme but always there none the less. Don't like going to gyms so I have set up gym in my fla rm and work out regularly and see results quickly. Of course there are days when I don't feel like working out, so I start these days dancing. I love music of all genras and have always loved free dancing. It warms you up, brings up the endorphins and tells my brain to just do it. I simply love the healthy lifestyle and appreciate that you do to. Ill post a pic whenever I get around to taking one :) Keep up the good work and inspiration. Much love. Sharon

  3. Thanks to you both for leaving such awesome comments, and shares about your personal journey to adapting a healthy lifestyle. Keep up the great job being YOUR personal best and enjoy life to it's healthy fullest. Stay Healthy! Darla ;)

  4. You are amazing! The center picture and your stats inspire me the most. I'm so glad I came across your site, and will definitely be following you. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Hi Miss-Fit!

    Glad that you found my Blog and are inspired. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you are enjoying a healthy LIFESTYLE. ;) Stay Healthy!

  6. Darla...I only just met you ( your page) but I LOVE YOU! Your like just what I need in terms of motivation...Thank you for being you!...I love the center image most...cause I just want to look healthy and slim....not so much muscular...though I do want some muscles..
    I am up new newbie and will be following you and sharing your inspiration with others... as Dora would say Gracias Amiga!..and God Bless ..Tonie


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