Overcoming Anxiety and Frustration

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What drives you to start your day, what kicks you in the butt to keep you pushing and to not give up? Eighteen years of my life I spent wondering why I had no motivation to wake up to go to school. All I wanted to do was play with my friends. My years after high school was spent sleeping in a sleeping bag cuddled up with an m4 automatic rifle. When it was time to eat, the meals I had weren’t my choice to choose from, they were wrapped in a plastic bag and some one higher in rank gave it to us, more like tossed. It never bothered me what I wanted to eat, all I really thought about was getting out of my uniform that I’ve been in for weeks and getting into clean civilian attire. The weeks I was in the field sleeping in 30-degree weather, rolling around in the dirt and smelling like gunpowder. I wasn’t on my own schedule I was on someone else’s timeline. I was told to wake up, I was told to crawl, and I was told when I was able to eat. My motive came from the drive, the adrenaline, and most of all to protect my team. I’m not here to talk about my military experience; I’m here to talk about motivation and emotions. I’m a full time bodybuilder; I’m a full time student. My family would ask, “ Why do you spend 2 hours to prepare your meals? Why do you eat so much? Why are you going to school if you want to be a bodybuilder?’ My motivation came from the social forces that education is required to keep moving up the corporate ladder. I want to be successful about nutrition and be seen as a motivated person to the fitness industry. If you don’t grow as a person to reach for the peak of hierarchy you will not learn about yourself, you have not pushed yourself; you will not grow emotionally, intellectually or spiritually. Where does the dri... ... middle of paper ... ...012). Psychology (10th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John wiley & son inc. Whitbourne, S. K. (2011, October 29). Motivation: The why's of behavior. Retrieved from Phsycology Today website: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201110/motivation-the-why-s-behavior Agras, W. S., & Telch, C. F. (1998). The effects of caloric deprivation and negative affect on binge eating in obese binge eating disordered women. Behavior therapy, 29, 491. DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(98)80045-2” Aldao, A., Hoeksema, S., &Schweizer, S. (2010). Emotion-regulation strategies across psychopathology: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 217-237. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2009.11.004 Haedt Matt, A. A., & Keel, P. K. (2011). Tevisiting the affect regulation model of binge eating: A meta analysis of studies using ecological momentary assessment Psychological Bulleti, 137, 660-681.
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