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Motivational Tip No.1 by The Drama Queen

I believe motivation requires a little bit of drama. I have always had to think in superlative extremism and blow things out of proportion (well, being realistic as much as possible) and then go for it! I hold on to any thought that motivates me and helps me to go in the direction I always wanted to! (Oooh - Fitness ... AND Philosophy)

No one can ever MAKE me do anything (Ask my Mom) :P I know that all the world's trainers-diets-health foods-fat loss pills cannot replace my own will to be FIT. Absolutely NOTHING else will work and this is coming from a person who had tried everything possible to lose weight "quickly". There is no quick way around the body.

I had always been a 'cute-chubby' kid (big-boned-broad-structured) and now I think this was just an excuse for not being 'fit'. My Mom (Let's call her Super-Mom) ... so my Super-Mom tried her best to cajole me (and my brother) into all sorts of exercises when I was growing up- Swimming, Badminton, Taekwando, etc. But I just wouldn't give my 100%, simply because I was being 'told-to-do-so'. To be honest I never really thought I was FAT. I was just not skinny and that was fine with me, until I realized (more like SHOCKED) that I was actually FAT!

I found extremely hard to motivate myself to do something about it. When I did go to the gym, I found it even harder to stay there long enough to do any serious exercising. On the down side, by going to the gym I started believing that I could eat anything I want. Psychologically I was working-out now, so I deserved to treat my self (but what - EVERYDAY?)!

However, 5 years ago when (I think!) my fitness-journey actually began, I derived motivation from jealousy! I gawked upon everyone whom I considered fit (my ex-roommates, celebrities, colleagues). Specifically and most importantly I drew my motivation from people who were once in my shoes but today were FIT. So if they could do it then I DEFINITELY could (because, you see, I am above everyone :P)! This, probably, was the turning point! The competitiveness in my brain led me to see the light ... ! But the best part is that those people didn't even know I was competing with them. (Isn't that the best kind of competition! - You always win :P)

So the Tip (No.1) here is - 

Draw motivation from things you see "Everyday"
Only then you will be able to stay motivated "Everyday"
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11 comments

  1. Tanvi, this is amazing. You have truly written well.
    Loved it and truly motee-vating.
    Anish

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  2. Yo writer chick! Loved ur blogs..and I will take each day as it comes. Today I ate falafel
    so journey to fitness shall begin tomorrow! :-) (and my tomorrow hasn't come..YET!!) But indeed inspiring enough to do a few yoga poses!

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  3. Thanks A & A! Thanks for reading. I hope I am able to motivate Anita and then I shall succeed truly! :o)

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  4. very motivating and true! can totally relate

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  5. Sheetal, Thanks! I am glad you could relate!

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  6. Hmmmmm.Interesting.
    Mother getting Inspiration fm daughter.Shaa- bash....!!

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  7. I enjoyed reading your blog.. and truly agree that motivation is all around you... in things you see everyday...

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  8. i m feeling inspiration all around..ty

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  9. so I know you gave disabled comments from your blog. Came to read your old posts for some motivation. Done with college in a few days and starting my fitness journey.
    It would be great if you could do a post on your initial diet chart! Cause I would really like to know.
    Did you eat carbs at all!
    Was it only salad for dinner? I mean eventually you eat everything but what about when you started out?
    Also anyone else who has a similar story on their blog which motivated you?

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  10. awaiting your reply :)
    P.s your blog has really grown and your photographs are fabulous!!

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