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.
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    you are an inspiration to me! so proud of you. you've come so far.
    keep it up. you can do it!

    1814 days ago
  • TERRIH8118
    emoticon emoticon Its so easy to lose motivation you just really have to keep looking at how far you've come and how much better you feel. Look at the positives for keeping on and it will help keep the motivation alive.
    1815 days ago
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