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Motivation, motivation?? where are you?

Monday, August 30, 2010

I"m so frustrated that I started to wonder if something was wrong with me. I just can't seem to find motivation, no matter how deep i dig.

I"ve had all kinds of tests done in the last year, thyroid, diabetes, all my vitamines checked and my doc said.. Stress. I"ve been trying to get pregnant for nearly 2 years, and everything seems fine there too. STRESS.

The problem is, i'm not sure how to fix it.
I work two jobs still, and in a few weeks, i'm going to increase my hours again. Just from September to January, then i'll be living a normal life again.

We just booked a holiday for February, I need to drop 40 lbs until then, which i'm not sure is a doable goal at the rate i'm going. I'll take 30, that's 6 lbs a month. A little heafty for me , i'm not that quick of a loser.

If i could, in some way start exercising i KNOW that would kick things in high gear, the problem is, i'm so tired

I know exercise will give me energy, but how do i even start?

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TBABY912 1/30/2011 11:56PM

    oooo, this is good. i know i'm a little late. but i had the exact same feeling before. i knew if i could exercise, i would lose weight and get more energy... but what if you don't have the energy to exercise? then doctors will say you're depressed and prescribe anti-depressants. been there! i really believe you are what you eat. using the food tracker is a great tool to look back and compare days that you've felt weak, and days you felt strong. what worked for me... a vegetarian diet and taking steps to eat healthier overall. slowly but surely my energy built up. and not to say this is the only way. perhaps it was just the beef that made me sluggish... or sodas... or not enough water. i cant say what the ONE thing was. and of course... that one food is probably different for your body anyway. all that to say... you can do it do. and without meds!


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LEFTSOX 8/30/2010 8:46AM

    You could try adding a protein shake in the morning for breakfast - they give lots of protein with very little fat and carbs and deliver quite a bit of energy.

Also there are fruit drinks by Odwalla that give me a ton of energy! I love them. You get your fruit in and they are about 200 cals. so perfect for a snack.

For exercise ...... with you upping your hours at work you may get enough moving around to spark your metabolism into working all by itself. I think you might benefit from some yoga though for the stress. I know it's hard to deal with stress but letting things go sometimes can be the biggest help.

I have five kids living on one and a half incomes, two dogs and four hamsters - I run all day to and from schools picking up and dropping off, I run three days a week and I work about 30 hours a week. I could let this stress me out but I have a secret stress buster.....The screw it attitude. If it's not going to help me get to my goal I don't worry myself over it at all. LOL It works better than you think! emoticon

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 8/30/2010 8:27AM

    I can sympathize with your lack of motivation and feeling tired all the time! Do you take any prescription medications that could have the side effect of making you tired? Are you getting enough sleep? Do you have a regular bedtime and wake up time? Are you eating high protein foods? These are all things I look at and try to make sure I am doing right when I start noticing that I am tired all the time. Cutting out caffeine is another good one - although you'll take a day or two to notice the extra energy you get from NOT drinking caffeinated drinks.

Exercising is tough when you work two jobs. Is there someone at work that you could go for a walk with on your lunch break? Are you close enough to one of your jobs that you could walk to/from work?

Well, feel better, and keep trying! It is SO hard. I know JUST how hard it is. But we can do this!

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MMCOLLECTOR 8/30/2010 8:26AM

    I too have a similiar issue. Starting out slow is the best way. Here are a few things I do:
1. Walk in place: walk in place while you watch your show.
2. Sit down: no don't really sit down, act as if you are going to sit on the couch, except just before your butt touches the cushion stand up again. Make sure your knees are not past your toes. I do these during commercials only, they are hard.
4. Bicep curls: If you chose to sit on the couch, have a dumbell in each hand and do some bicep curls.
5. Leg lifts: Have a sturdy chair nearby to hold onto and lift your leg out to the side. Alternate legs.
6. Ab Crunches: does these during commercials. Start out slowly. Remember to lift your shoulders off the floor, do not pull on your neck. I have my hands behind my head but do not have them touching my head so I can't use them to lift me up.
Check out some of the exercises on the Spark pages.
Wishing you the best of luck and keep us posted with your progress. Remember slow and steady wins the race.

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SEPPIESUSAN 8/30/2010 8:24AM

    Keep Sparking, focus on making one good choice toward your goals at a time, and you will see results.

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JGRAY76 8/30/2010 8:17AM

    How about scheduling 15 minutes of exercise in the morning when you are not tired? Put a picture on your mirror of where you are going on your vacation so you will see it each morning as a reminder of the prize you are working towards. Think positive!

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

So far so good, eventhough i haven't been working out, i've been eating well, since i joined WW.
i lost 4lbs this week:)

I know every week is not like that, but i finally feel that i have freedom with ww. I can have a drink, i have treats.. i don't feel like i have to plan my menus and it seems to fit into my lifestyle (as it is) way better.

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TBABY912 7/20/2009 9:14PM

    4 is good! emoticon

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VIANA1 7/20/2009 6:38AM

    Congratulations on the 4 lbs. Baby step by baby step it should all come off.

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a little at the time

Monday, July 13, 2009

This weekend i joined Weight watchers, i think it's the easiest most normal plan for me. The nutritionist menu was fantastic, i just dont have time to cook so intensively.

for now, i'm taking it nice and easy, trying not to put too much pressure on myself.

baby steps, eating right, incorporating workouts:)


bleh... its not easy

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I 'm on w1D2 of couch25k tomorrow should be day 3, my heels hurt so much, i'm not sure i'll be able to run.

I'm bummed today.

i'm tired, my body hurts and i just hate that i've put on so much weight.
i don't want to go anywhere, i dont want to run into ppl i know because i'm embarassed.

To top it all off, i'm surrounded by thin 20 yr olds all day. I just feel huge and miserable.

I'm so tired.

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FATBOTTOMGRL1 7/10/2009 3:01AM

    Are you sure you aren't the same problem as I? Getting new shoes? My new shoes have changed the way my feet feel. Heels and all!

You can't compare yourself to 20yr olds... we all would be doomed. Remember my blog, you have to love yourself for who you are on the inside. You are doing something about your weight. Be proud of that.

Running is so hard! Maybe you should try power walking a couple days, work back up to it.

Keep your chin up. It will get better.



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SEPPIESUSAN 7/9/2009 10:42PM

    Do you have access to a recumbant bike or anything that could give you an easy, low-impact workout for those days when you're too sore to run? I've never done cto5k, but from the feedback I've gotten from friends who try it, it seems overly ambitious to go from the couch to running so often right at the beginning. I never ran more than once a week at most when I was first getting into it (and also when I was first getting BACK into it).

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RENA1965 7/9/2009 9:58PM

    Rest days are necessary for muscles to rebuild and recover.. Don't workout when feeling tired just eat sensible the days you don't do much...

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slow start...but a start nonetheless

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

woke up early, did Couch to 5k D2W1
Owwwwwwwwww.. i'm still so sore from Day 1

I don't plan on advancing to W2 until i can complete W1 perfectly!!

Working on an eating plan/schedule for the days to come.

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FATBOTTOMGRL1 7/8/2009 6:47PM

    I hear ya on the OUCH!!! Right there with you!!! You know you got a good workout in when you are sore!!

Great job on knowing your limitation. If you advance too quickly and you aren't ready, just be disappointed. Scheduling is everything.. you will see how helpful. Makes you accountable.

Best of luck!!

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SHAWNATONY 7/8/2009 8:56AM

    hey you!! Im sooooooooooo glad to see ya back! sorry took me so long to come on by!!! Way to go on getting in your workout!!

Im so happy for you! sorry about the past few months. BUT put it behind ya and look foward!! way to go and cant wait to see your
eating plan!!

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