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Motivation

Thursday, April 11, 2013

My biggest problem inhibiting me on my journey to lose weight and get healthy? Motivation. I simply lack it. It's not that I don't want to lose the weight badly enough, I just can't seem to find the motivation. Ever. I always seem to find an excuse, when in reality, there is none. Not for every single day that is.

I commute an hour to work and I'm NOT, never have been, a morning person. I have to be at work at 7:30. My alarm is set for 5:45. I'm lucky if I'm out of bed before 6:05. So basically, no, I don't want to fit my workouts in in the morning. I hated my time in the Army for robbing me of my precious sleep, and they forced me to work out in the mornings. Not just work out, but most days run a few miles.

When I get home I'm just flat tired. I have an office job, but that does not mean I'm not tired. I deal with customers (soldiers) all day long. When I get home it's time to take the dogs out. It's time for dinner. It's time to clean up after dinner. It's time to let the dogs out again. It's time to get things ready for work in the morning.

In order to start feeling human again, I've gotten back on track with taking my vitamins, as long as we eat dinner at the table. The nights we eat in the living room, forget it. I put them in a weekly pill bottle every Sunday. But if they are not sitting in front of me when I sit down for dinner, I simply cannot remember to take them. I take a prenatal vitamin, vitamin c, cranberry pills, potassium citrate, and lately I've started taking maca root, although I usually take that one in the morning along with my allegra-d. Why don't I take the others in the morning? Because the prenatal makes me queasy if I don't eat. I don't eat until I get to work. Maybe there's my answer. Bring my vitamins to work!

So, why do I take what I take? I'll blog about that tomorrow. You don't want to read a book today, do you?
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LOBOSMOMMA 4/11/2013 1:10PM

    Thank you! I'm glad I'm not alone!

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HUMANSSRI 4/11/2013 12:25PM

    You just described me to a "T". I HATE mornings, and I can't grasp how my BFF gets up and goes to boot camp four days a week at 5:30 a.m. I have to be at work at 7:30 and the commute is terrible! When I get home, family life takes over. I totally understand how you feel. I struggle bc I have had an enormous weight gain in the past two years with out much change in diet.

There's the rub - I know I need to get in better shape/health, but I am just not motivated to find the time to squeeze in exercise.

I wish you the best - it's good to know we are not alone! Let me know if you find something motivating and I will do the same.

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