Pam Rockenfeller

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Motivational Techniques

In the past I had tried to “lose weight” to look better for my husband, or to surprise my parents by being “skinny”, but I finally realized I needed to do this for me. People like Cory Everson and Monica Brant showed me what types of physiques I could potentially have, but ultimately it had to be me who wanted to change.

Other motivational factors were: trying to be the best example for my daughter, repeating mottos like “prove it can be done” and “no compromise”, I also would look for the person in the gym who was training the hardest and try to push harder than they were, I wanted to leave the gym knowing I gave it my all and had nothing left to give each day.

I poured over all of the transformation pictures on bodybuilding dot com and other sites. The normal everyday people inspired me to change. I realized that I didn’t see pictures of someone like me, a female, who had a lot of bodyfat to lose who wanted to completely transform and look like a bodybuilder. It was almost as if someone spoke to me and said, “It needs to be you, Pam, to prove it can be done.” I got goosebumps and knew I had a mission to accomplish.

Throughout my transformation I have used the different Body Groups and Body Space on bodybuilding dot com to communicate with “like minded” people. After hanging out on-line and reading some of the more experienced gym goers, I realized that not only was I learning about what methods work and don’t work but I was being motivated and challenged by these people! I began to look forward to reporting my workouts to the group because of all the encouragement they gave. They also joked and prodded me when needed. I really feel like my BodySpace friends are my friends for life. We have even talked about setting up a time and place to meet in person and have a sort of reunion. Another thing that happened while I posted messages in these Body Groups is I realized that my messages would reach a specific person and help motivate them. Sharing workouts, menu items, jokes, goals, and just the added support helped me the most in completing this transformation.

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7 Comments

  1. So glad you are back!

  2. Hi Pam,
    Hope to see you start blogging more :( I need motivation. I remember doing BFL way back when and you were my inspiration! You’re awesome! Now…at 55….I need my role model back :)
    hope all is healthy and well with you!
    Jill

  3. I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  4. Patriciacex web traffic guru

    January 16, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up plus the rest of the website is extremely good.

  5. Hello Pam! Heard your story online and thought I would ask some questions, if you could help? I saw your pictures and you look awesome, great job! I started working out and I am worried about have lose skin on my mid section. How were you able to prevent this from happening? Thanks Amy advice would help.

    Sincerely,

    Inspired fan

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