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Monday, April 16, 2007

I'm going to have to somehow learn how to motivate myself. External motivators have their place, I know, but if I keep slacking off and getting back in gear so often, it's because I have absolutely no drive within myself. Knowing that is easy, finding a way to do this thing and keep it up is near impossible! SP is giving me a million external motivators, I've yet to take one to heart and make it my own, mostly because these motivators seem so temporary to me, so not something I would come up with myself. I'm becoming reliant on the system and that's not the point! I should be able to not log on and still live the life. I'm not 2, after all. I should not have to baby step at this point...I should already be racing towards my goals.
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JEANETTE1953 4/16/2007 10:43PM

    You have a lot of "shoulds" on your shoulders, don't you? And that is such a hard place to be...shoulda, woulda,coulda....and it is not something to take lightly but to look at and see how hard we are on ourselves!!! I think at different times in our lives, we need extra help...after all, we are trying to change a whole lifestyle, a whole mindset, not just diet!!! And the internal drive for that does come within, but sometimes, I have found, I just have to "fake it until I make it!" If we need to log on to do the deal, then do it~! If we need to journal to keep track, then do it! Just do it no matter what we feel! I am proud of you for hanging in there! Keep on Sparkin'! You are beautiful and you WILL SUCCEED!!!!
Actually, you are a success already! Do you know that?
Jeanette

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INGLAIS 4/16/2007 2:24PM

    Have you tried the visual motivation? Creating a virtual model at mvm.com of your current size and your desired size. Or pictures. I actually printed off one and leave it on my desk. It is one of the few external motivators that I have managed to impact me when I'm not online.

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