Missing: Motivation!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

It's been awhile since I've been on here. This past month I have completely lost motivation. I've worked out I think twice since the beginning of April (YUCK!) and have not been eating the greatest. Somehow I have not gained much weight but I have been feeling like crap. I really want to end this viscious cycle and get back on track. I'm graduating from nursing school next weekend (yay!) and will be moving back home which makes me really excited and happy but also kind of nervous because I tend to get way off track health-wise when I'm home. I am going to have to push really hard to get back on track and stay there once I'm home. It's going to be tough but it's something I need to do. I keep thinking about all the things I need to do to get in shape and reach my goal weight. I know what changes I need to make, now it's time to lose the excuses and do it already!
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  • LAURA1152
    I was reading "Body for Life for Women" last night (I'm still quite new to the program and still learning), and the author talks about finding really meaningful motivation to help get back on track. I don't know what that can be for you, although the fact that going back to an old way of eating is causing you to feel yucky! (Why is it so easy to fall back into that when it makes us feel horrible? Mystery of the ages!)

    Anyway, whatever your dearest motivation is, even if it's not to feel crummy tomorrow, I hope you're able to focus on that. As the comment above recommends, though, don't beat yourself up ... you're working hard and are under enough stress! I've restarted Spark at stage 1 at times like this, just focusing on a couple of goals for a few weeks to get grounded and in the right mindset again. That's always a less stressful option than trying to jump right back into a program with everything else that's going on.

    I wish you and the rest of us a lot of luck!!
    2872 days ago
  • 1LUCKY1
    Don't beat yourself up - nursing school is strenuous. I have a daughter in nursing school and she is working full time too. It is hard for her to eat right.

    I have a reverse situation. Another daughter graduates from PA school in June. It will be a few months before she gets all the licenses she needs to work. Every time she comes home she bakes all these delicious goodies and I fall off the wagon and have trouble jumping back on. She works hard at staying thin and has a lot more self control around fattening foods than I do. I am planning on using SparkPeople to help me stay on track after she moves back home

    Here's to being mentally strong.. We can both do it.

    2872 days ago
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