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No Motivation

Friday, September 05, 2008

I have to say, I am really not motivated. There is a part of me that wants to be motivated, but I feel lazy at the moment. I just don't really have it in me. How did I do from all the enthusiasm and momentum when I was truly enjoying my food plan and my exercise plan to this place of complete apathy?

I think that really exercise was the foundation of my program. So, if I exercise for 15 minutes today that would be success. That is what I will commit to for today. 15 minutes on the elliptical machine today. I am just going to stay conscious of my process, keep writing, and keep reaching out. If anyone has motivation to share, please send it my way.
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SWIRLINGIRL 9/8/2008 8:22PM

    Sometimes you just need to allow yourself to be exactly where you are. emoticon

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MAXFOCUS 9/6/2008 11:54PM

    I think we all have points where we are just not motivated. To remotivate myself I usually look over my goals and figure out how am I going to achieve them. It is great that you decided that you can commit to 15 minutes on the elliptical. 15 minutes is better than nothing and sometimes once you start, you figure you might as well keep going.


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MICHELEB04 9/5/2008 10:59AM

    Hey there,
I stumbled across your blog on the "30-something's" page. You have a great story, thank you for sharing it. :) When I need motivation, I will browse through the featured spark pages. It helps to see and hear about other people's struggles and what they overcame. Bottom line is, YOU CAN DO IT!!! You can't expect to feel motivated every single day, that's just not the reality. Today is a day to ask for commitment! Be committed to your goal, cause motivation isn't everything. Start exercising with your goal of 15 minutes. Even if you quit after 5 minutes, that's still 5 more than you would have done!!!!

Thanks again for sharing your story, it inspired me to write you a comment. Good luck and I hope you have a GREAT day!

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CHILIDOG2012 9/5/2008 9:57AM

    I HEAR YOU! Exercise has always been the hardest hurdle for me. People keep saying that if I hang in there I will become addicted to it but I must not have that gene. I have gone through successful periods of going to the gym but once I went on a short trip last year I just haven't been able to get back.
Now on day 5 of being a Spark person I have actually worked out (a big 15 minutes) every day and while I am glad I did, it is still hard for me to build any enthusiasm for it. Sadly, just cutting back on food isn't enough to get the pounds moving so I have to bite the bullet. I must admit I felt much better when I was exercising regularly but there was always that part of me that watches the clock every time I do.
I forgot I was supposed to help motivate you - well, if I have to exercise so do you! How's that for motivation? Tonight at 5 after I get home and walk the dog I will be putting on my new Billy Blanks DVD and putting in my 15 minutes (maybe tonight it can be 20). Although in my head I will be saying "is it over yet?" I will do it. Go for it!!!

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SKINNYDINNY 9/5/2008 9:39AM

    You can do it!!! I am in the same boat today - usually I am so excited to get to the gym, today I avoided it like the plague. Now I'm thinking of doing a 30 minute power yoga video on itunes - if I can just do that I'll be happy.

We can do it, right?? :)

Hang in there!

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