Motivating Yourself


Motivating Yourself !! 10.26.18

This morning I woke up at 5 am, looked at the clock and pulled the blanket back over my head. I had my sponge Bob Square Pants jammies with the feet in them and just wanted to stay in my comfy bed. I don’t wanna face today, I thought. This had become my new routine.

Know what I used to do. Get up at 5 am like a bullet, crank up the Dixie Chicks or Adele and dance around the house getting ready for work and you would think I was getting ready for the prom the way I was curling my hair and putting on the war paint. Sometimes I would even take a lap around the block for exercise. When I left my apartment in the morning, I looked like a million bucks if I do say so myself!

As Ricky Ricardo used to say, What Happened??, I’ll tell you what happened. I lost my motivation, I got lazy, lost that gusto…I have become blah! I am a grown ass woman, mommy isn’t there to tell me when to get up, so I can make my own rule, OK!

Now, I go in at 8:00 am. I live close to my work so I could seriously lie in bed till seven and shower, shampoo and dress in 20 minutes and haul my butt to work running in no make-up, hair in a pony-tail looking like I felt, BLAH! A painting with no color. I was just there.

Somewhere down the line I forgot, I Catalina, determined how I feel by my attitude, and lately my attitude stunk. I got lazy and broke my healthy routine. I needed to start doing things I didn’t want to do. So this morning at 5 am I jumped up and forced myself and went for that walk. Boy was I glad I went, cause I was greeted by that glorious beautiful sun. I don’t know where you are, but I am in California and it is beautiful here. Man I swear God was with me. Both exercise and the Sun are antidepressants, why dive into pills when you can do it naturally.

Start your day earlier in the morning, make up your mind it’s going to be a fabulous day, take that morning walk, look up in the sky and give thanks to God (if you are spiritual).

The way you start your morning will affects your day so make it like Sponge Bob Square Pants would say, a Happy Happy Joy Joy Day!


  1. janineyork says:

    This was a great post! I needed it, I hit the snooze button 4 times this morning, so needless to say I looked and felt blah. You are correct. I needed to go buy healthfood store and get some healthy food. I almost skipped it because I just felt blah. I went anyway. I got fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, many healthy products and some really great coffee and tea to boot. I feel so much better with the extra effort. I am going to eat and exercise my way back to a healthy disposition. I am doing pilates tonight, I live in Kentucky, so it is really cold and sleeting here. But when the sun comes back, me and my dogs will be enjoying it. Thanks for the post! Best of luck Catalina!


  2. janineyork says:

    *by healthfood store, I wish I could buy one haha!


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