The Fear of Losing Motivation
Thursday, April 04, 2013
I finished my cardiac rehab program yesterday...Now motivation gets a little harder or maybe I'm just afraid that it will. Its only really a problem when i'm still lying in bed in the morning. Once I'm up, I'm up. On the one hand I'm thrilled that I no longer have to go into work at 10 and stay until 6-6:30...on the other hand, now my accountability goes down a lot. I still have to go to the doctor every 8 weeks but that is very different from having to step on the scale 3 times a week.
The upside to this is that my weight loss has become very noticeable and a lot of people are commenting on it so hopefully that is motivation enough. In 4 months, I've lost 45 lbs (19% of my weight (but in just the past 60 days I've lost 20 of those (9% of my body weight) and I also lost 3 inches off my waist.
So how am I doing...Day 1 and i got up at 6 and made it to the gym this morning. Its still a huge time commitment...i leave the house at 6:30 and I'm not sitting at my desk at work until 8:30...but hopefully this will give me back the evenings with my family. The gym happens to be on the train tracks and I saw the 6:45 train go by behind it this morning so i just had to remind myself that I used to do this every day. I'm just using those 2 hours for me, instead of spending them on a train/in my car.
So its kind of odd..I haven't really lost any of my motivation ...Apparently I'm just afraid that I will. And maybe the fact that I'm concerned about that is a good thing.