PEACE. I just feel like a better person when I'm eating well and exercising. I feel like my mood levels out, my body handles stress better, I'm stronger and capable of handling... LIFE. When I wasn't in a healthy mindset, my life was very chaotic and stressful. The stressors haven't changed, but my outlook on life has. So that's what keeps me motivated, because I never ever ever want to go back to a place where I don't feel comfortable in my own skin. I can't control the world around me, but I can control how I feel and how I treat my body.
I think it's important for us all to think about what motivates us. What keeps us going when we want to give up? Motivation is something that gets us started, gets us back on track and pushes us when we just don't think we have anything left to give. When I start feeling lack of motivation, I think back to the times in my life when I wasn't very healthy. I think about that girl, how lost and trapped and frustrated she was with everything going on around her. PEACE. It's when you can be confident of your abilities and know that you'll get through it as best you can, regardless of what's going on around you. It's peace within yourself, in a chaotic world that doesn't care what you're going through. PEACE. You cannot control it all, you can only control yourself. PEACE. Believing that you and you alone can pick yourself up and if need be, put all the pieces back together. Everything you need, is already inside of you.