Dan Gaffke's Inspiration And Motivation
My inspiration was really that I was just sick of being in denial about my body. I was sick of having to figure out what I could wear by what I could button up. I was sick of having heartburn and feeling nasty after yet another huge meal.
When I saw the transformation challenge on Bodybuilding.com, it was perfect timing. It was the week of Christmas, and I was in the middle of my normal holiday binge-eating marathon. But really, I just wanted to be in shape again and not be embarrassed to take my shirt off.
The fact that I had to take and post progress pictures on the site during the 12-week challenge held me accountable for the first time in a long time. My workouts were much higher intensity and my cardio was not blown off with the intent of doing it tomorrow.
Dan Gaffke's 100K Transformation Challenge before and after photos.
When I started to see changes in my body it only cemented the fact that I not only wanted to complete this challenge, but to see how far I could take my transformation. Now that I have the body I've always wanted, I intend to keep it.
Dan's Top 5 Motivation Tips:
- Make the DECISION to transform
- Write down your goals
- Keep track of everything you eat
- Log your workouts
- Don't quit because you had a bad day or a bad weekend! Hop back on the wagon and keep going!