Mental Health,  Motivation,  Motivational,  Spiritual Motivation

Monday Motivation: Do It Anyway

“if If I only did things when i felt like it, I wouldn’t do many things that benefited me”. – Pastor Ron, WaterStone Church

If you want to succeed with fitness, in relationships, at work and in life, there is one thing you will have to learn to do: Don’t live a life led by emotions.

Big Girl Panties 2016People who are led my emotions make horrible decisions. They are completely out of control and on a road to disaster. Emotions are so up and down. They are unreliable and oftentimes unrealistic. They are responsible for divorces, weight gain, getting into debt, arguments, quitting jobs, hurting others and hurting ourself. This is why we must decide to completely die to flesh every day.

What do I mean? I mean we are more than just a body. Our body wants one thing, our mind wants another and our spirit desires another. In order to stay on the right path, we have to determine who the boss really is. Are you really going to let your emotions be the boss of you?

If you want to be a success in pretty much anything in life, you have to practice (yes, it takes daily practice) to deny the body what it wants. Sometimes the body will want to sleep more, eat more, lust more, quit more – but you have to “pull up your big girl panties” and ignore those feelings to do what it takes to reach your goal.

Yesterday I visited WaterStone church (our cousin’s church in St. Mary, Florida) and Pastor Ron said “if If I only did things when i felt like it, I wouldn’t do many things that benefited me”.

Isn’t that the truth? If you want to make good decisions and change your life, you are going to have to do the right thing when you don’t feel like it. So decide right now! Pull up your big girl panties and do it – whether you feel like it or not!! And watch your life radically change!

Owner of Lift Vero and motivational "pfitness, pfood and pfaith" blogger in Vero Beach, Florida.


  • HealthierDay

    This article is spot on! I think the most important thing is to get in the habit of doing something. Just working on emotion doesn’t really work in the long term. If you can make healthier choices a habit, your brain will be on auto-pilot 99% of the time!

  • denearau

    I so needed this reminder today. I am a morning workout girl, and it was so difficult to complete my workout this morning. I had to push myself all the way through the 30 minutes. So not like me. I really wanted to crawl back into my bed and I almost did, but I pushed play and did my workout.

      • denearau

        Hi Bonnie, can you recommend a pre or post workout product for me. I only workout at home and am currently using the 21 Day Fix program, but I will be going back to P90X soon. Those sore muscles do prevent me from working out as much as I would like.

  • stephaniecramirez

    I read this just after I just ate 4 girl scout cookies! Lol. Those girl scouts!! My meals have been clean this past week and weekend since my last competition. Now just to wean off of those sweets that I allowed myself to have last week. Today is day one fully back on my diet and workout plan. Need to get back into the swing of it and block those cookies and drop kick those girl scouts! Just kidding, they are too cute.

    • Bonnie Pfiester

      haha!! We all have our temptations we have to fight. Just remember what you are shooting for and post stuff around your house to remind you to stay focused …and to remember, it doesn’t include Girl Scout cookies. haha 🙂

  • Kat Farres with Team WOOF WOOF WOOF !

    LOL yeah in KSville this am it ‘felt like 20 degrees’ and we have 35 mph gusts butt! we stilllll got our furry buns out the door this am for 115 min of walkies. About blew off the top of the dike a few times! Team WOOF WOOF WOOF! I not only pulled up my big girl panties, I pulled up a pair of yoga pants and ski pants over !

    • Bonnie Pfiester

      OMG!! I think you are more determined than me!! That’s crazy cold. I think I would have just done a ton of burpees inside …the in the house in front of a fire! ha 🙂 Way to go you rockstar!!!

      • Kat Farres

        Ha the only way I’d do a burpee is if there is something suspending me from the ceiling, face plant ! just watched Steve and Tasha on demand on A & E, very interesting.

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