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Dear Motivation, I Miss You, Come Home!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hello, Motivation, it's been a while, I know. So, um, what happened? What did I do?

In the beginning, we were all kinds of hot and heavy. I woke up, you were there, you actually got me out of bed 5-6 mornings a week when you knew I'd rather snuggle with my husband...people passed around baked goods at work, and there you were, by my side.

Life was glorious together! We tracked my food, we planned meals, we drank so much water together, it was ridiculous. I felt strong and hopeful because I had you! I thought you were as into me as I was into you.

Then *poof* you were gone.

Why? WHY? WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHY?? Wasn't I committed enough? I'm on Sparkpeople, I even bought the cookbook! I bought 3 Jillian Michael's DVDs AT THE SAME TIME! What did I do to make you go away?

Please, please, come back. I can't do this alone! I need you! I have one or two good days and then I lay around like a slug hating myself because I know I should be moving but do not want to! When you were here, I exercised whether I felt like it or not.

Why did you go?

I'll do anything. I'll buy a new sportsbra. I will download Couch to 5K podcasts with great music. I'll make green smoothies! I'll take it one day at a time, ten minutes at a time! Anything!

Please....come back.
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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 8/22/2012 1:04PM

    When yours returns, could you please ask it to tell mine to come home also??

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MEDDYPEDDY 8/22/2012 1:24AM

    One day it dawned on me that motivation is just a starter - to me it always goes away after a while. To replace it are the habits I formed while motivation was on... and then the habits go on.
Motivation is the key to start changing, habits are the method to keep on going....

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XPHOENIX 8/21/2012 11:40PM

    Awww, I hope it comes back soon. Maybe try to workout in a different way that you dont see as "exercise". Like reorganizing a closet or something...? That usually gets me excited about cleaning or doing other things. Baby steps. You will get it back ;)

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NEWSGIRL2177 8/21/2012 6:04PM

    Oh, man. I'm in the same boat! I think you have to fake it until you make it. I know when I make deals with myself to get up and go run or cook dinner instead of dining out, it gets easier after a few days of that. Not perfect, just easier.
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ABILUCHA 8/21/2012 5:44PM

    I think motivation has phases, like the moon! It'll be full again soon!

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LIBELULITA 8/21/2012 4:39PM

    All I can say is stick at it and suddenly you'll get it back. I've just gained 35 pounds in the last 7 weeks and I have really struggled to get back on track. I'd have a good day and then 5 bad, 2 good days and 4 bad, and so on. I'd wake up with good intentions and then by 11am eat something fattening on purpose to give myself the green flag to pig out for the rest of the day. Then 3 days ago I woke up and I just knew that it was the day I'd be back to healthy eating for good again. I don't know why then, or how I knew. I've cut out sugar and flour again to reduce the risk of cravings. Just keep going hun and hopefully something will "click" again. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PASKALINI 8/21/2012 4:34PM

    I think my motivation also ran out at the beginning of summer break when I was launched into chaos. Then everyone went to the states and left me alone to wallow in my loneliness. I did pretty well with eating but exercise went out the window! Bryan and I just restarted the shred yesterday. Yesterday the girls went back to school and life went back to "normal". I still haven't run in nearly two weeks but at least I'm shredding again and it feels really good actually :) I hope your motivation comes back soon

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SWP0213 8/21/2012 4:18PM

    I think mine ran away with yours. If I find them, I'll be sure to get them both home where they belong!!!

Hang in there, lady... ten minutes at a time if you have to!

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