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I can't get no ... motivation

Friday, February 01, 2013

I have kinda fell off my wagon. Not entirely, but my exercise routine went out the window as of late. I just don't have the motivation to get it in gear. I think I need a push.

I need a friend to workout with. I have to find someone around my home who I like to spend time with, and can feel like I am a little responsible of, to go to the gym, walking track, pool, or whatever. I can't do this on my own anymore. I just need some support. My husband is not helping. He is not inclined to get up and do the workout. He cheats on our health diet, and on the xbox and wii workouts. I just need someone I can talk to, visit with, to enjoy my workout with. Then I can look forward to my workouts, and not dread them.

My sister-in-law has been going to the walking track almost every day. I would go with her, but I can only handle being around her for so long. Plus she turns everything into a competition. I need to be consistent not go flying off the handle and give up. I may have to widen my search, and then again, I may have to suck it up and go with her.

What to do, what to do..... might have to look into a Gym membership. Not that I want to go there and feel like a whale in the middle of all those skinny people..... *shudders* eewwwww
It might not be so bad, but I just don't know......

Now I can't get that Roiling Stones song out of my head. LOL
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    I think for me a buddy is what I need. I can kinda make it like a "coffee date" with a friend. This way i know someone is counting on me to be there. I just have to find the right person to go with, and motivate them as much as they motivate me.
    1844 days ago
    It can be very difficult to stay motivated. I personally find I have to hold myself accountable, gym buddies have not worked out so well in the past for me. As for gyms. I started going when I was over 300 pounds, everyone thinks everyone else is staring at them, but in reality we are all too worried about ourselves than what someone else looks like, is doing etc. Once you get moving you will forget about all the helps me with this.
    1847 days ago
    HI! I have the song as one of my work out jams!!!

    Paul and I are in a mini challenge to work out for 20 minutes everyday. You are welcome to join us. I know it sounds silly because most Spark friends have never met, but having the accountability and the challenge has made us both work out several days when we wouldn't have.

    Finding motivation can be really hard, but just don't give up. Coming to Spark everyday helps me get my mojo back when I lose it. Keep trying!!!!! emoticon Candy
    1849 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2013 11:54:30 PM
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