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KALIKA! SparkPoints: (22,009)
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12/11/12 3:26 A

Sometimes we lose our motivation for not obvious reasons. I just recently started tracking again after a month and a half of being sporadic (at best) with using SP. Luckily I didn't gain during that time - I was still careful about what I was eating for the most part and exercised at least somewhat. I look on it as a good thing though - some practice for eventually maintaining instead of losing.

Have you tried setting some new goals for yourself? Something that is manageable but gets you to stay on track. Sometimes having a defined target helps with the day-to-day struggle.

And don't forget to give yourself credit for your accomplishments. It's great that you're still exercising consistently! And that you recognize your motivation is waning and are looking for help. Good for you!

STARDUST2K4 Posts: 1,344
12/11/12 12:44 A

Motivation is usually elusive this time of year-holiday treats, cold short winter days. One thing I do want to congratulate you on is you are at least consistently exercising 30 minutes a day. Sometimes if nothing else, at least exercising every day helps.
One thing that helps me stay motivated during this time of year (I live in Oregon, so it's pretty rainy this time of year) is to remind myself that the exercise helps with depression (I have seasonal depression) and that if I keep this up, I'll thank myself come Spring.

You can do it! Write down the reasons why you started this journey in the first place! Look at before and after photos, go online window shopping (I do that one all the time).

You can do this but it needs to start with you!

CUTIEFUL024 Posts: 478
12/10/12 11:23 P

Sometimes it helps me to write out a list of 10 things....the subject could be: "10 things Im grateful for" "10 reasons why i am doing this" "10 reasons why exercise is good"... I always feel better after I give myself mental reminders as to why this is important :) hope you feel better

THE-MORE-GIRL SparkPoints: (24,620)
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12/10/12 10:37 P

If you're in the northern hemisphere, I'll bet winter has something to do with it. I say be kind to yourself and pick one thing to do better tomorrow-- tracking is a good choice, or make sure you get enough water. A small goal you can reach is a good first step!

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GLOFRY1 SparkPoints: (11,927)
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12/10/12 10:23 P

Haven't been posting in the last week. Just don't know what exactly is wrong. I don't feel as motivated and am not keeping close tabs on what I'm eating and not tracking food and fitness. I'm exercising at least 30 minutes a day, sometimes more, but I just feel like the motivation is slipping away. Any advice...help???

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