Friday, April 23, 2010
The past few days I've been struggling with motivation. I've been feeling defeated. I've been feeling like it isn't worth it. My major question is why do I feel this way? I can't figure it out. I'm almost to my goal already, I don't "miss" any foods, there is no reason I should feel like this. I wish I knew the cause. My eating has been right on track, it's the exercise part I'm struggling with... which is very very weird for me. I LOVE exercising. I'm pretty much addicted to it 99% of the time.
Anyways, today I've decided I'm all set to find my motivation again. It comes at a great time because one of the companies I am working with (through work) is all about health and wellness. It gives me an excuse to research and find what motivation will work for me. I love the entrepreneur because she is very much about baby steps to get you to the bigger goal of being healthy. Although, I think this might be part of the reason I am having a hard time staying motivated. I'm surrounded by health and wellness on all sides of me 3-4 days a week right now. It is slightly annoying because I know I'm not healthy yet.
Now for my interesting facts and motivation finders:
Interesting fact #1: http://www.neatorama.com/2010/
100 years ago this man (copy and paste link) was considered a "freak" because he was so big. These days he would barely (if at all) be eligible for The Biggest Loser. It is CRAZY how much society has changed what "normal" is.
Motivation finder #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
This woman is 44 (see link) and still has awesome skills!
During high school my gymnastics coach turned 40. On her birthday she could still standing tucks on beam, double backs onto a resi, and giants on bars. I want to be able to do those things when I get to that age.
These women are such an inspiration to me.
Interesting (and frightening) fact #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
Kids don't know their veggies. It is shocking to me that these children do not know what fresh veggies look like.
Motivation finder #2: See Link for interesting fact #2
The actual show Jamie Oliver Food Revolution is a big motivating factor. I do not want to get to the point where I feel that it is okay for my (future) kids to eat pizza for breakfast.
Motivation finder #3: http://mrldust.files.wordpress
This makes me laugh! However, I know that it is directed at me right now. I want to overcome one of the reasons other people would make fun of me. Don't get me wrong... I'm a strong believer that 99% of people do not actively make fun of overweight people. That other 1% would make fun of me right now because of my weight. I can change that though.
The weekend plan:
1) Open gym 2 hours (6-8)
2) Meet up with people to see a movie
3) Get up early to go to the gym on Saturday
4) Get FH's passport taken care of on Saturday
5) Make spaghetti squash for FH on Saturday
6) Conditioning on Sunday morning
7) Gymnastics in the yard on Saturday
9) eat healthy
10) only drink water
11) small piece of birthday cake on Sunday