Allow Yourself

Allow yourself to dream,
And when you do dream big

Allow yourself to learn
And when you do learn all you can

Allow yourself to laugh
And when you do share your laughter

Allow yourself to set goals
And when you do reward yourself as you move forward

Allow yourself to be determined
And when you do you will find you will succeed

Allow yourself to believe in yourself
And when you do you will find self confidence

Allow yourself to lend a helping hand
And when you do a hand will help you.

Allow yourself relaxation
And when you do you will find new ideas.

Allow yourself love
And when you do you will find love in return

Allow yourself to be happy
And when you do you will influence others around you.

Allow yourself to be positive
And when you do life will get easier. 

I love working out! Setting myself goals and achieving them is so rewarding! Yesterday I ran 10k in under 55 minutes for the first time (52.05) and decided to run a half marathon in autumn! And physical changes are a welcome plus! I was never unhappy with my body! But now it’s stronger and healthier, and I am happy I can see the positive effects healthy food and working out have on my body every time I look in the mirror

(Warning Emotional Personal Post Ahead)

I did it.

Today marks the day I started changing my life around. I joined the gym, got my programme and ran for the 4th day in a row!

It may not seem like much but this is a huge thing for me. I’ve had problems with how I looked for nearly 7 years and tried as I might I could never change it.

But I decided that I was going to. I made my mini goals and set my rewards for each. There are ways I’d like to dress, hair I’d like to sport and tons of things I’ve always wanted to embrace and I felt like (and still do) that my body in its current state gets in the way of this.

I don’t know why I’m posting about this here. I have never opened up about this before but I feel like I can now. I know body positivity is becoming more normal, which is great! But I  am not happy being overweight. It’s not for me. I’m active I want to be able to free run, do gymnastics, be a toned athlete and for me shedding the weight would allow me to do this.

So yay! I’d post a before picture for future reference but I’m already in bed so that’s not happening, so please excuse my partial absence from tumblr while I work on this.

Thank you and goodnight :)

anonymous asked:

Hey Beth! I need your advice. Im going through the same thing you went through with not wanting to leave the house and I was taken out of real school last year and am homeschooled. I take your advice all the time and it really helps! Ive been trying to avoid things that stress me out. I was pretty successful and started to want to leave my house more. But right now I'm being forced to do things that brings me anxiety and i feel like i took a million steps back. Do you have advice on how to cope?

Understand it’s okay to say no in situations but don’t let no be an easy answer. Set goals for yourself and set yourself rewards. Don’t over think about situations because then you’ll fill your head with doubt. Remember everyone has bad days, I do as well. Today it’s been 30° and I haven’t left the house today cus I felt I couldn’t. You won’t be perfect all the time.

graceful-in-green asked:

Sorry to bother you but I need some advice. I want to do my homework and once I start I can get into a zone but how can I motivate myself to start it after school? Thanks :)

sorry for the delay in response, life has been super hectic over the last couple of days. Also you aren’t bothering me by sending me questions I love getting questions. 

I think my number one tip is to put away your computer and phone, or if you need to use your computer use a self control app to block social media. Also Try setting goals e.g. work for 30 minutes straight, or finishing a set amount of work. Set yourselfs rewards for accomplishing those goals, may also help. Try doing homework somewhere without distractions (I like my universities library).

Good Luck I am sure you will do fine with your homework xoxo

anonymous asked:

baby steps are rly important and just set small goals, like 2 weeks clean. And reward yourself with like a new outfit something that makes u feel good! like petting a dog/cat! and when you really want to cut paint or draw or do a challenging physical activity like running or an intense workout. but yeah! you can do it! just think about your goals and picture yourself achieving them, and soon enough they'll be a reality. Okay I'm sorry i typed a lot but I just want you to know that you rock!

Thank you so much friend!!!!!!

anonymous asked:

I always find it hard to motivate myself to run. My coach says I have potential and says that I "just need to find the inner fire". I really want to become a great runner, and I know it won't come unless I push myself more and more. Do you have any advice on how to motivate oneself effectively?

set small positive goals and reward yourself, track your progress,  be confident, take breaks to avoid burnout, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, surround yourself with positive people, and keep learning. Instead of comparing yourself to others, help others because you learn more from doing so and you guys can move forward together! they will also be more likely help you back!

I hope this also helps!



Dakota advances to the AAU Junior Olympics in the 200 meter dash!

Hard work and dedication has its rewards! Dakota set her goals on achieving a regional rank Sunday and was second to cross the finish line in her heat at the AAU Regional Championship this past weekend. Her qualifying time was :31.97 seconds placing her with the 2nd fastest time for the competition. Remaining focused during the course of a 7 hour day has its challenges for an 8-year old but she secured her spot to compete on the national level and will now head to the AAU Junior Olympics in Virginia in August!

I shouldn’t set goals like this OTL

buuutttt *sigh*

I think I might reward myself with a tattoo when I lose 20 pounds

or maybe a piercing instead

and then a tattoo at 40 pounds

that would probably be better

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criss-cross-dreams asked:

I just saw your progress weight loss photo and congrats! I've wanted to lose weight forever and i do well and lose some weight and then fall off and get off did you push through and stay with it?

hey thanks!

Set achievable goals that you can get to and reward yourself when you do! (not food.. gifts or stuff). That will keep you motivated!

Also having a support group is great like on tumblr :) 

anonymous asked:

it's currently in the middle of winter right now and i have absolutely lost all motivation to go exercise. It's freezing cold inside and out my outside. What are some ways to start back exercising in this weather?

Hello Sugar,

Working out is great and I am so happy for you thhat you decided to work o0ut! Try some of these tricks to motivate  you this winter:

  • Train for an event, give yourself a goal to reach. Prepare for a marathon you can do in the summer. It might help motivate you to run. If you don’t like running, then no worries. Set a goal that correlates with whatever it is that you want to do.
  • Focus on the benefits of working out and why you want to work out i the first place.
  • Embrace the weather, Its cold, so work out until your body is warm. Use it to your advantage.
  • Reward yourself. Set a goal and once you reach it spoil yourself. Nice hot bath, new outfit, a smoothie, a new book, anything.


If you want even more check THIS website out for 40 more reasons to work out. 

You can do this, good luck and have fun.