So you’ve made the commitment to be healthy and have actively started working out – how do you stay motivated?
Well it’s time to BANISH all excuses and FOCUS on the things that will get you to the gym and make you wanna sweat! The secret to staying on track with your goal is not just about being motivated, but to be INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATED.
When you’re intrinsically motivated, you are self-motivated to being physically active because you truly enjoy it. An extrinsically motivated person would work out even when they have no desire to just because they want the reward; i.e. to lose weight, look good or to please a significant other (a combination of all the above is probably the most rewarding for some). Sound familiar?
Now, working out for rewards is totally effective for short-term goals but that’s not enough to keep you motivated in the long run!
It’s just like difference interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you only do it when circumstances permit. When you're committed to something, you give no excuses, only results.
My inner motivation is that fresh feeling of rejuvenation after a workout. More sweat now means less jiggle later. See, good habits are as addictive as bad habits, only a lot more rewarding! Gaining confidence is definitely one of it.
And what do I know about confidence? Confidence comes from overcoming challenges. So start with the first step – whether it's jogging, running, cycling or lifting weights. Challenge yourself to find what makes you sweat the most. You don’t need to be confident to begin exercise; you just need to want confidence
Speaking of confidence, I just got to know about a skincare line from Korea called Pure Beauty. The Pomegranate Antioxidant Skincare range definitely appealed to me when I first heard about it because it is specifically tailored for Asian skin. Using mostly pomegranate extract, a fruit that contains high levels of Vitamin C, the quality of the Pomegranate Antioxidant Skincare range is ideal for brightening, firming, anti-aging, energizing and soften the skin.
I got a few items from the skincare range to try out. Thanks Pure Beauty!
So now, time for a beauty review!
I tried the Pomegranate Antioxidant Eye Mask for the first time in the morning and I was pleased with the outcome! The cooling eye mask helped to reduce puffiness and turned out to be instant pick-me-up. So refreshing!
To fully benefit from using the Eye Mask, try the Pomegranate Antioxidant Eye Cream. Its soothing properties consist of nourishing natural ingredients that works to hydrate and invigorate the eye area while helping to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
There’s also the Pomegranate Antioxidate Facial Mask. I love it because you can wear in the morning to feel refreshed, or in the evening to wind down.
What makes this 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser a winning product is that it cleans and also doubles up as a mask. It contains a natural complex of fruit and herbal extracts that gently de-stresses skin, unclogs pores and detoxifies to leave skin energized and refreshed.
The Pomegranate Antioxidant Toner is made with natural herbal complex that blends with pomegranate oil with oriental herb extracts. Your skin will benefit from its superb anti-oxidizing capabilities that purify skin and reverse signs of aging and fatigue.
Reveal a more radiant and supple youthful skin with the Pomegranate Antioxidant Essence. This one comes in a small 30ml bottle but you’ll only need a small amount to feel the difference on your skin. Skin feels soft and velvety. It is made from mulberry root, rice, green tea and pomegranate oil to help your skin cells regenerate faster while detoxifying and reversing the signs of aging.
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