Need Tips on NOT getting BURNED OUT. Need Advice Please!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I've always struggled with burn out. Whether it be from exercise or eating healthy. What I mean by this is that I always get SO energized and motivated after a long hiatus from being good to my body that I over do it. Anyone else do the same? I will get on the elliptical like 5 times a week, feel great, and then all of the sudden I just feel I can't do it anymore. Or, I will try a diet, record my food, and after a period of time it hits me that I am exhausted and miserable from doing both. How do YOU make this a LIFESTYLE? As opposed to a bleep in time, hobby, or experiment. What does "moderation" mean to you? What's too little and what's too much?

I have been away from sparkpeople for a while. While I was away I gained 10 pounds back which is not horrible but I am one of those people that it takes A LOT to get a few pounds off. So 10 is disheartening. I want to do this the "right" way so that I do not get burned out and want to give up. Need advice! Thank you in advance.
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    I'm not sure if my advice is any account. Mainly because I feel the same way you do. I think for me what I have learned in the past is that if I got burned out. I would take a couple day break and then MAKE myself get back into rythm, even if it was doing something different as far a exercise or a change up in times of doing things. FInding new food ideas even.
    I think I need to take my own advice here and remember this when I get to my burnout point. I am out for a better me as of yesterday. I have a 5 year old granddaughter to raise and want to be here for her for a long time.
    2132 days ago
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