In high school I was always the one who was avoiding any sports and always had new excuses. Also afterwards things did not get better. Looking good (acceptable) when you are young with no efforts makes you  think that bothering with sports would be totally unnecessary. Did not like an idea of pain in the muscles, sweaty and dirty clothes.

I would have never thought that I will be one promoting it. Any promotion from my side would be always expected in order each outside appearance goals. This is how it actually started. Finding preserving acceptable body shape in my mid twenties more and more difficult, when moving to Slovenia I started slowly to try different kinds of sports. This was easy, as Slovenians are very sports oriented people and there are always volunteers to join. I tried with bicycling, rollerblades, running…

With time I started to understand how people get addicted of sports. IT GIVES A GREAT FEELING AFTERWARDS!!!!

In the beginning, when we have to do it, our brain is playing with us and offering us million and one excuse why workout is not convenient in the moment and why something else is much more important…even if is just sitting on the couch and overeating. I obeyed to that part of my  brain so many times and let my self sitting on the couch. Especially during studying this was so easy-I always justified it with my dedication to my studies.

Yet last year when I had to shred 25 kg after birth, I started to do it quite regularly as alternative – being overweight-was not at all acceptable for me. But besides losing weight I have discovered something much more important and fulfilling

WORKOUT IS AN EXCELLENT MOOD BOOSTER! It does not matter how down you are, how tired you think you are, afterwards you will feel like a little king. King of your own castle!

This is especially case with pre-pms period. After birth my hormones levels moved and I feel a significant mood changes in this period. Even a short workout, 10 min cardio or so, can change this. Not only that you are proud of your self but also you move your chemical imbalance in your favour.

Today was for me “one of those days” and it was very very hard to make myself do the workout. Especially as I have stricter  workout routine now and last few days I started to push myself harder. So not only that I had to do something but this something was going to be quite hard. Still i did it and this moved my mood 100% up, which also motivated me to share this “secret” with you and maybe motivate somebody else to try it.

I wish somebody have told me this before. I wish I saw this in some article or some friend advised me in this way…I would start with working out regularly much before. It kills stress, depression and decreased self confidence. It can save you from any bad mood and bring glow to your face.. And this is what you have to say to yourself before workout. This promise of great feeling in the end makes you do it.

Let me know if you try it! Love, J

U srednjoj skoli ja sam uvijek bila ona koja je izbjegavala bilo kakve sportske aktivnosti i uvijek imala nove izgovore. I poslije se nije nista popravilo. Dobar (prihvatljiv) izgled kada si mlad bez ikakvih napora, cini da mislis da bi maltretiranje sa sportom bilo totalno nepotrebno. Nije mi se svidjala ideja boli u misicima, znojave i prljave odjece.

Nikada ne bih pomislila da cu ja biti ta koja ce promovisati sport. Svaka promocija sa moje strane bi mi se cinila vjerovatnom samo zbog boljeg izleda. A tako je i pocelo. Kada sam vidjela da je ocuvanje izgleda u dvadesetim postajalo sve teze i teze, kada sam se preselila u Sloveniju, polako sam pocela da probavam razne vrste sporta. Ovo i nije bilo tesko jer su SLovenci bas usredtoceni na sport pa je uvijek bilo dobrovoljaca da se pridruze. Probala sam biciklirati, rolati se, trcati…

Vremenom sam pocela shvatati kako ljudi postanu ovisnici o sportu. DAJE ODLICAN OSJECAJ POSLIJE!!!

Na pocetku, u vrijeme kada bi trebali trenirati, nas mozak se igra sa nama i nudi nam milion razloga zasto bas sada nije vrijeme za trening i nesto drugo je puno vaznije…cak i ako je to nesto sjediti na kaucu i prenajedati se. Ja sam poslusala taj dio mozga toliko puno puta i ostala sjediti na kaucu. Posebno kada sam studirala to je bilo bas lako-uvijek sam to pravdala sa posvecenosti studiju.

Tek prosle godine kada sam morala srezati 25 kg poslije porodjaja, pocela sam redovno trenirati jer mi je alternativa-da budem gojazna-bila neprihvatljiva. Ali osim gubljenja kilaze otkrila sam nesto puno vaznije sto me ispunjava

– TRENING ODLICNO UTICE NA RASPOLOZENJE! Nema veze koliko vam je lose, koliko mislite da ste umorni, poslije cete se osjecati kao mali kralj. Svog kraljevstva.

To se posebno odnosi na period prije pms-a. Kod mene se hormonalna ravnoteza posije porodjaja poljuljala i osjecam osjetne promjene raspolozenja u ovom periodu. Ali cak i kratak trening, neki kardio od 10 min moze to promijeniti. Ne samo da cete se osjecati ponosne na sebe nego cete pomijeriti hemijsku neravnotezu u vasu korist.

Danas je bio jedan od tih dana i bilo mi je jako tesko se natjerati da treniram. Posebno jer sam zadnjih par dana pocela sa strozijom trening rutinom. Tako da ne samo da sam morala nesto uraditi nego sam znala i da ce biti bas tesko. Ipak sam to odradila i to mi je 100% popravilo raspolozenje, sto me je takodjer motiviralo da ovu “tajnu” podijelim sa vama i mozda jos nekoga motiviram da proba isto.

Voljela bih da bi je neko ovo rekao prije. Da sam to vidjela u nekom clanku ili da me je neko nasavjetovao…Sigurno bih pocela trenirati puno prije. Ubija stres, depresiju i smanjeno samopouzdanje. Moze vas spasiti bilo kakvog loseg raspolozeja i donijeti sjaj na vase lice. I to je ono sto si morate reci prije treninga. Ovo obecanje odlicnog raspolozenja ce vas natjerati da ga uradite.

Recite mi ako ste probali! Pusa

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