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Motivation?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I didn't know what else to title this quick blog. Once again I'm blogging before work and I don't want to be late. Not that I want to go, but that's another story entirely. Anyway, I'm meeting with the person who may be officiating the wedding tonight after work. We went with this person because we can get the building for mostly free, they just ask for a donation of our choice. So we decided to go that route to save money. And provided he's okay with the date, my fiance and I chose November 30 to be our magic date. So if you want to come to Colorado to join me on my wedding day, let me know. I'll keep posting updates as they come, but that's the big one right there.

Now on to why I titled my blog the way I did. I can't seem to get myself to workout again. I don't know why. After work, I am way too tired and burned out to do anything, which is bad for the dog. I need to at the VERY least walk her now that the mud and snow have cleared. At least for the moment. And I've been trying to get up in the morning to get in my main workout done and I just can't seem to make myself get out of bed. I just turn off the alarm, reset it so I have time to shower, and go back to sleep. Not sure what my problem is. Is it a mini depressive spell? Perhaps, but I don't feel different other than I am too tired to want to do anything. Any tips you guys have on finding some mojo would be MUCH appreciated.

Anyways, I must run. I have to finish getting ready for work and get going. I got a 9 hour day ahead of me and then that meeting tonight. Here's hoping. I like the date November 30. It has a ring to it...
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TENACIOUSTRISH 3/11/2013 5:00AM

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MRSP90X 3/9/2013 6:58PM

    I know what you mean. I just got out of that rut myself. I came to Sparkpeople thinking it would help and it has. People's motivation has been helping me to force myself to make detailed daily goals, and to daily see if I am meeting them. I am also blogging them. Hope you get motivated soon!!

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-VIXEN- 3/7/2013 12:53PM

    Start with ten minutes...do it a minute at a time, if you have to, just make a habit of those minutes and build from there. Try to remind yourself how good you feel after doing it. :)

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VALKYRIA- 3/7/2013 10:43AM

    I've noticed that I have the same issue w/ fatigue and not wanting to get out of bed when I accidentally eat gluten. Do you follow your gluten free diet strictly? It only takes one meal or snack slip-up to throw me off track for days.

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AIRMANSWIFE21 3/6/2013 9:09PM

    I had to force myself to work out this morning! I'm on my Spring Break, so it was like, over two hours after I woke up and ate breakfast before I started. Needless to say, the procrastination put my whole day behind, but I felt so refreshed and invigorated afterward! I totally recommend the whole sleep thing (as others have already suggested) as well as maybe talking to your doctor if this keeps up. But if you always need a little extra motivation, I totally recommend reading the motivation board on the SparkPeople Pinterest page. It's what finally got me moving this morning! But best of luck to ya, and happy happy wedding planning!

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 3/6/2013 2:52PM

    Have you considered talking to your doctor about it potentially being depression? The best way for me to get exercise in is figuring out something that I can do at home while I watch tv. I have at least 1 show every day that I must watch, so I spend the time that I'm watching the show exercising instead of just lying on the couch. Rebounding worked well, and now I'm using my recumbent bike. Sundays during The Walking Dead are most exciting. ;)

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123ELAINE456 3/6/2013 1:24PM

  Good Blog! Try getting more sleep. Just get the dog leash and put her on it and walk out the door. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care.

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BETHIEBOOPS 3/6/2013 12:47PM

    On a practical level, go to bed early. Maybe you can try to have dinner ready early and get to bed a few nights by 8. It sounds crazy, but it worked for me. I have to be at work by 8, so I would get up at 4am to exercise for an hour, to be ready on time for work. Even if you get up at 5, or 6, don't count on being "tired" for bed at 8. Take a book to bed with you, lay and rest before falling asleep. We tend to think that we need to pass out immediately when we get to sleep, but that's not necessarily the case. After you've had a few nights (like a week or two?) of 8-10 hours of sleep, it will be much easier to get out of bed early. Listen to your body. If you need more sleep, get it.

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KOFFEENUT 3/6/2013 11:54AM

    I am having to FORCE myself to get out and exercise for TEN MINUTES each evening. Once I actually get going I usually go a little longer, but if I can just make myself do TEN MINUTES I figure I'm on the right track.

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MIRMIUM 3/6/2013 11:10AM

    What's been working for me so far has been adding bits of exercise here and there. So I've established doing some floor exercises as part of my "getting ready" routine right now. I'm just basically dropping to the floor and doing them before getting dressed. I've been finding it less of a mental block compared to a planning a big workout date and I've managed to add a few exercises to the floor stuff. I basically told myself that I'd be able to maintain better posture and have less of a belly throughout the day if I manged to do crunches before getting dressed. This proved enough to convince myself to do them as I'm getting ready.



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KRHODES05 3/6/2013 10:54AM

    Just keep going...sometimes it is hard to get out of bed but you will never regret a workout. Eventually you'll get back in the swing of things. You can do it! I hope November 30 works out for you :) Keeping my fingers crossed!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 3/6/2013 9:32AM

    I know what you mean. I just had to force myself to go and before long, it was a habit. My only problem now is that now that I am teaching, I'm exhausted at the end of the day and have fallen back into not going.

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