Maybe your motivation took a vacation with my motivation!
Seriously, though, I have a hard time with this, too, and I've been on SparkPeople on and off for six years now.
There may be some people who eventually just "get it". They just love to exercise and eat right and it drives them. If I had to guess, I'd say they're in the minority.
I think most of us wake up every morning with a day full of choices. Will I exercise or sleep an extra hour? Will I eat oatmeal or a doughnut? You get the idea.
There are a lot of SparkPeople articles about motivation. Check them out for starters.
Some things that have worked for me over the years:
*Start small. Make it a habit. Then add more. Taking on too much at once can get a bit overwhelming. Set achievable goals and then celebrate every small success.
*Keep your long-term goals in front of you. Maybe it's a certain outfit or a picture of your healthy self. Ask yourself "What do you want?"
*Find the types of exercise and healthy foods that you can use for the long haul--not just for today. They shouldn't just be things you can "live with" but good things you truly enjoy.
*Each day is a new day to get it right.
Keep sharing with us and reaching out with specific needs and questions. We're behind you all the way!