Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Staying motivated when it seems like your efforts just aren't showing the results you expected, can be difficult. You have to remember, in most cases, you didn't put the weight on over night. It most like took years to get into the shape you are in. It was that way for me. It happened over a twenty year period. I had four children during that time and gained weight with each pregnancy. I was so focused on being a mother, I didn't really pay close attention to my weight. Now that I am older it is more difficult, but it couldn't be more important to me. I want to be around for my grandchildren. They are my motivation, not the scale. I see every ounce of my effort as an opportunity to be here for them; getting to know them and for them to get to know me. Focus on how you feel after walking a mile, swimming a couple of laps or pushing through a few reps on the weight equipment. The sense of accomplishment you feel...stop looking at the scale.