• How to GET MOTIVATED to GET FIT: Using Positive and Negative Incentives.

    How to get motivated to diet and work out regularly.

    The #1 question I get from my readers and followers is “how do you stay so motivated?” or better yet, “Kelly, how do I get myself motivated? I want to lose weight, I’m just not motivated!!”. Everyone wants to lose weight and get fit, but we all know, a large majority START but never finish. They claim- most of the time- that they have a “hard time getting MOTIVATED”– whether it’s the motivation to work out or the motivation to eat right, or both!  Listen in to this solo show where I talk about motivation and how you can use both positive incentives AND negative ones to MOTIVATE yourself in a way you’ve never experienced before. The more you do it, the more it works. Trust me, I’m speaking from experience. If you can proactively keep your mind focused on the right things- the things that DRIVE you to keep on the path and keep doing the work- you will succeed. It’s when we lose sight of 1) our goal- where we want to be and how we want to feel and 2) what we want to leave behind– the weight, the not-being-able-to-fit-into-my-clothes situation etc. — when we lose sight about these things that typically elicit a deep emotional response and drive us to do the work- that’s when we take things too easy, we ignore the details, we give ourselves a hall pass. Want to finally reach your goal? Tune in to this show and figure out YOUR negative and positive incentives. I can’t wait to hear how this works for you!

    Some Positive Incentives For You: My Top 10 Rewards For Weight Loss.

    Get yourself some new fierce fitness apparel. I talked about my love for Wantable in THIS POST here and right now you can get $25 off your first fitness edit. CLICK HERE to get started and heck why not order yourself a style edit too: you only pay for what you keep!  

    Why not upgrade your workout headphones? These Bose wireless headphones above are DREAMY. I only buy Bose for my headphones. 

    Level Up Your Lingerie

    Trust me, the more you wear luxury underthings, the more you will want to keep going with your workouts. Get yourself some hot lingerie and some fantastic bras and panties. Stop wearing lame granny panties– you aren’t a grandma. CLICK HERE for the bralette and CLICK HERE for the boy shorts below. 

    Best Jeans EVER: Paige Premium Denim.

    If you haven’t leveled up your denim game, trust me when I say this, once you do- you’ll never go back. Yes it’s a jump to go from spending $50 on Levis (and don’t get me wrong they are cool) to $200 on premium denim but– it’s a totally different world. You’ll feel like you got liposuction or that you are walking around in a Photoshop world. GET YOURSELF SOME PAIGE PREMIUM DENIM jeans. I promise you’ll be obsessed!!

    Spanx Faux Leather Leggings.

    I mistakenly thought I needed to be at my goal weight to wear these. Not true. They are so flattering, I seriously bought them in every available color and pattern. CLICK HERE TO STOCK UP- and order a size UP!! 

    Nike Free. Obsessed.

    Reward yourself in the morning: Nespresso

    If you want to start your day off right, you need a Nespresso. Trust me, you’ll face the day differently after you level up your coffee experience like this. You’ll never go back. 

    Lounge in this Ugg Robe.

    If you know me you know I am a ROBE FANATIC. To me nothing is more relaxing and luxurious than a spa robe- and I buy a lot of robes from hotels or spas — the one above is from Ugg. Hello I just added 3 new colors I’m going to get. 

    Dress the Population Dresses.

    This brand for women makes the BEST DRESSES ever. OMG!! I literally have at least 9 of these dresses and my man is ordering me several more– they are sooo flattering and sexy and yet — you don’t feel like someone trying to look like you are 22 years old. STOCK UP. 

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  • How to GET MOTIVATED and STAY that way!

    Want to get fit, but lack MOTIVATION?

    The Most Common Complaints About Motivation.

    “I want to lose weight, and I know what to do, but I just can’t seem to get MOTIVATED!”.

    “Kelly that’s great that YOU are seeing results, but you have that motivation thing going- it comes naturally to you! I’ve got {insert excuse here like 2 kids, a long commute, hormone problems, a bad marriage etc.} and it’s all I can do to not collapse at the end of the day!”

    “Kelly, how do you find the motivation to keep working out when you aren’t seeing results?” 

    “I always start strong whenever I start a new diet or workout program but I give up and then I can’t seem to get motivated to do it again!”

    The Real Truth About Motivation.

    Do any or all of those statements sound familiar to you? These are reflective of the top questions or comments I hear EVERY WEEK. And the truth that I tell to all of the women who write into me with these types of comments is – what I’ll tell you right now- MOTIVATION isn’t something outside of you. It’s not a package, wrapped in tissue paper, sitting in a box on a shelf somewhere. It’s not something that was only gifted via DNA to the exclusive “uber-fit” people. It’s not something that comes natural to everyone. It’s not something that is guaranteed to be a perpetual thing. Read that again. Being motivated- when you are- is not by any means guaranteed to last. Motivation is at its true core- unique to each one of us. What MY STATE OF MOTIVATION  looks and feels like to me may be totally different than what YOUR MOTIVATION state feels like in your skin. Further, what MOTIVATES ME is highly likely – totally different than what motivates YOU.

    Think about this.

    What DRIVES ME (motivates me) to do the work (diet + exercise) to get the result (fit body) is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FOR ME than it is for you and for everyone out there that knows me and reads this blog and follows me on social media. And what the STATE OF BEING MOTIVATED feels like for me — well that’s totally unique to ME and me alone. So, if motivation- both internally and externally  — is so distinctive to each one of us- how can we look outside of ourselves for it??

    Yet, we do. When we complain about not being motivated, we suggest that we are helpless creatures and that “rats I can’t work out today, I don’t have any motivation”- as if someone could run through a drive- through for us and deliver it.

    Doesn’t work that way.

    The only way to GET MOTIVATION is to create it. To generate it. And the only one who can do that is you. Stop looking to outside forces to motivate you. Stop thinking motivation is something you were born with. It’s a SKILL and you can cultivate it and perfect it. Trust me.But the first step is ACCEPTANCE. You must accept that motivation is your responsibility and frankly- it’s only YOU who has the ABILITY to make the MOTIVATION thing happen. It’s all on you. And if you read that and get discouraged, don’t be– the fact that it’s all on you means YOU ARE IN CONTROL. You want to grab the missing motivation in your life and never let go? I’m here to show you how it’s done.

    Nothing Worth It Is Ever EASY To Achieve.

    There are a couple of assumptions I want you to agree with me on before we move on to specifics. It’s important for you, after you accept that MOTIVATION is your job and your job alone– to accept some universal truths about, in this case, getting fit. You can apply all of these truths and principles after reading this blog to other pursuits like work or love but for today we are talking motivation in the fitness realm.

    • Nothing worth it is ever EASY to achieve. Can we agree on this? Getting FIT and in a body that you have mad respect for isn’t easy. If it was, we wouldn’t have the obesity epidemic in this country. Our bodies are capable of amazing things but we have to WORK FOR IT. And I dare you to think about this: isn’t it more rewarding to work your ass off for something than to have it handed to you? I agree.
    • The WORK to get where you want to be is sometimes NO picnic. This photo above reminds me of so many training sessions with my favorite trainer Blaine in Austin. Rowing. Burpees. Wall-Balls. DURING THE WORK, I hate it. But after the work, I love the feeling of doing the hard thing. Later on I love the results. Embrace the fact up front that the WORK you have to do isn’t always going to be fun but it will be worth it.
    • The only way to fail is to quit. Because the only way to fail is to quit, then you know it is your top responsibility to keep your motivation working for you to KEEP GOING. That’s your goal. You are MOTIVATING YOURSELF TO NOT QUIT.

    The Secret to Getting Motivated and STAYING MOTIVATED.

    So we’ve accepted that motivation is our responsibility. We’ve opened our eyes to the work that is ahead of us and we know that the only way we fail is to quit. So– we know we have a hard road ahead of us– this is that MOMENT where the rub happens. Yup, this is the moment where the vast majority of people will allow intimidation and doubt to weasel their way into their brains and convince them that they don’t have what it takes to make this happen.

    That’s so wrong.

    We are ALL HUMAN- obvi, and we all doubt ourselves. It’s daunting to think about making big changes and attempting to achieve something that seems so far off from where we are. We think we need some magic skillset to do things that really aren’t that complicated. Rowing machine? Not complicated. Riding a bike? Running? going for a walk? Counting your calories? Sitting in the sauna? Doing some bicep curls? Nothing is that complicated. It’s just intimidating because- we haven’t made all these things WORK FOR US BEFORE.

    So- recognize as you begin your journey that – these feelings that will urge you to quit right away– they are natural, and they are your inner fear and doubt talking.

    RIGHT HERE, AT THIS MOMENT- THIS IS WHEN YOU NEED TO KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT MOTIVATION. In my opinion, your MOTIVATION at the beginning of the journey is not some warm fuzzy exciting FEELING or a sense of ENERGY. No- in the beginning of your journey to get fit, you have motivation. Your motivation is your DESIRE to no longer stay where you are physically- and to transform. You’ve had enough. You are tired of being tired, you are done not fitting in your clothes, you are through feeling embarrassed naked. THIS- AT THE BEGINNING- IS YOUR MOTIVATION. I encourage you to write down all the aspects of this motivation, good and bad, in a journal/notebook and read it each morning when you wake up and each night before bed.

    REMIND YOURSELF what you don’t want to be anymore- how awful it feels to not fit in your clothes anymore. REMIND YOURSELF of what you want- to be able to put on a bikini at the beach and feel GOOD about it.

    The more you have that MOTIVATION– what you want and don’t want– in the front of your brain, every day, you’ll feel drawn toward the activity. The work. Yes, drawn to it.

    NOTE: motivation doesn’t make you not feel tired. Motivation doesn’t make the workout easier. Motivation doesn’t make your day easier to fit in the workouts. Motivation is your GUIDE. That’s all. It’s your proverbial north star.

    You are either led by your motivation– or you are led by your fear and doubt. Who do you want to follow?

    When you let yourself be led by doubt and fear, you take the passive approach. When you are leading yourself by motivation, the motivation you create, you are the one in control. What sounds better?

    Here’s the kicker my friends. Once you START down the right path, once you’ve listened to that MOTIVATION each day- of what you don’t want to be anymore and what you want to be- and you’ve let that lead you to do the work- because it will- when you remind yourself daily “I’m going to go do this hard thing and it’s gonna kick my butt, but I’m going to be so proud of myself for doing it and when I’ve been at this for 30 days I will look and feel so much better…..”– then you keep showing up. A beautiful thing happens. It will.

    You will start to enjoy the process. You will start to enjoy the feelings of pride and accomplishment. You’ll start to see gains in strength and cardio capacity. You’ll start noticing your clothes fitting better. People will make comments about how you look.

    GUESS WHAT HAPPENS THEN? Your motivation has just been bolted up 100 notches. Now, you have MORE motivation pushing you. More reasons that fire you up.

    It builds and builds.

    **Truth is– the later feelings of motivation when you start experiencing results? They are cooler. They feel more exciting. They are motivation squared. But, as long as your eyes are open and you realize up front that the rewards ARE THERE just down the road– it makes the beginning more palatable. You can do it. You can create and generate your own motivation.

    ***Another thing. I’d be lying if I said that this is a linear line of only going up up up up up. We ALL- all of us- even the most seasoned fitness trainers and dietitians- EVERYONE goes through a slump. Everyone ends up sick or benched for a time. Everyone encounters an injury or personal tragedy and gets off course. It happens. But then — you recognize that and start at MOTIVATION ZERO. (ground zero) Start at the beginning knowing that you’ve been there done that. You’ve got this.

    It’s a beautiful cycle. And it works if you work it.

    So tell me, how motivated are you now?

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    Learn how to LOSE FAT and BUILD MUSCLE the right way with Whitney Jones.

    Whitney Jones is a mother of 2 boys, 4-time fitness Olympian, 12-time Arnold Classic athlete, competition choreographer and trainer. She is also the owner of the Pro Physiques gym, the largest fitness gym in Arizona. She’s always been into sports and getting strong and this persisted all the way to college. Her active lifestyle was paused after graduation due to working 60-hour weeks at an advertising agency, but resumed after she got married and had a family. She realized that being a workaholic just wasn’t her definition of what life was about. She eventually decided to pursue her desire to become fit and her interest in teaching others.
    In today’s episode, Whitney opens up about what it’s like to be a female bodybuilder and competitor, and her thoughts on her many critics and online haters. She also shares her story on what her life was like before she became who she is now, how her methods are different than most trainers, and tips for those who want to get fit and lean the safe way.
    “”I do not live my life for anyone else; even if I really put effort into appeasing everyone, I’m not going to. I don’t care.” – Whitney Jones
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    • What made her decide to turn her interest in fitness into a business?
    • How experiencing long-term bed rest made her appreciate being active.
    • Her opinion on critics and online trolls? How does she handle her haters?
    • Why women shouldn’t feel bad if they want to invest time in fitness.
    • How being fit can positively affect your daily life.
    • The common issues she encounters with clients.
    • Why investing in a personal trainer is worth the money?
    • The two things women often get wrong when it comes to fitness.
    Key Takeaways:
    • The only way you can control the hate is by controlling how you react to it.
    • At the end of the day, you have to, individually, be okay with the decisions you make, good or bad. Maximize what you can do now.
    • If you are losing weight at a faster rate than is normal, you will not maintain it and you will kick yourself later for not doing it the right way.
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    Connect with Whitney:

    About Whitney Jones

    From her online bio:
    I am a single mom to two incredible little boys ages 9 and 11, owner of Pro Physiques, the largest personal training gym in the state of Arizona, a personal trainer, fitness routine choreographer and contest prep coach to athletes who compete across the country at NPC & IFBB sanctioned events. In addition to my job responsibilities, I am a Lululemon Ambassador and a FitFluential ambassador, making me part of a nationwide network of fitness enthusiasts sharing knowledge through our platforms to educate, inspire and motivate others. I am also a sponsored athlete of Surge Supplements, Legend Fitness, TMarie Suits and Liquid Sun Rayz.
    Growing up, I played every sport I could possibly enter. Having two older brothers, I had no choice but to develop a love for sports and competition. This continued through high school and onto college at Arizona State University where I graduated with honors, summa cum laude, with a degree in Business Communications.
    After graduating from ASU, I worked for many years at an advertising agency managing the overall advertising and public relation efforts of multi-million dollar accounts. It was a fast-paced, intense environment which I thrived on, however my healthy lifestyle began to suffer due to the stress and long hours. I was also losing sight of my goal to have children and be a momma one day. This helped me remember my perspective as I realized there was more to life than working nonstop hours sitting behind a desk. It was time to get back to being myself and living the healthy lifestyle that had kept me so balanced all those years.
    I was back to being very active and healthy, training for marathons and competing in sprint triathlons, until my second pregnancy when some unexpected events took place. Anyone that knows me will tell you I’m full of energy and always on the go, so when I was put on complete bed rest for the last 3+ months, I thought I was going to lose my mind. Thankfully I didn’t, but this gave me A LOT of time to think. You never realize how much you take your active lifestyle for granted until you’re in a situation like this. I began wondering if stepping out of the corporate world and following my passion for fitness would be more fulfilling. After all, I had spent many years being a personal trainer in my spare time, never charging a single person but rather doing it for the sheer fact that I enjoyed helping people get healthy.
    I became certified as an NASM personal trainer as well as being certified in pre- and post-natal training. I then went on to manage the personal training sales department of a local health club but had dreams of something bigger. In 2009, plans to open up what was originally called Az Pro Physiques came to fruition and in 2010 the doors officially opened.
    Since then, we have experienced extreme growth to the point that we have expanded our location twice and have rebranded our company to our current name, The Pro Physiques. We were attracting the attention of people from all over the world who were impressed with our knowledge and approach to nutrition and training. They wanted our help, but they didn’t live in Arizona. We extended our service beyond just training clients at our gym in Gilbert, developed an entire team dedicated strictly to online training, and are now transforming lives worldwide. We also have a large competition prep team called The Pros with NPC & IFBB athletes from all over the United States, as well as international athletes whom we train in person as well as online.
    For myself personally, I began competing in my first competition in the summer of 2010 as an amateur at a local Arizona show. From there I moved up in the ranks to compete at a National level and in less than one year I received my Pro card establishing me as an IFBB Fitness Pro. I’m fortunate enough to get to travel the world representing the United States and get to compete in countries like Brazil, Spain, Germany, Australia, South Africa, China, Canada and of course the United States.
    I just wrapped up the 2020 season finishing with the Mr. Olympia contest in Florida this past December. I have competed in a total of 34 Pro shows, never placing outside the top 10 in the world. During my Pro career, I have been invited to compete in 15 Arnold Classic International events and have qualified for the Fitness Olympia for the past 8 years in a row. I am now gearing up for 2021 and I can’t wait for what’s in store this year. Thank you for supporting my journey!”  Find Whitney at her website by CLICKING HERE. You can also stalk her on instagram by CLICKING HERE.

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