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I need HELP!

Monday, April 29, 2013

In the past when I was 230 pounds or so, I was excited and motivated to lose weight ... now Ive been sitting at 175 for months, I have this (very short term) motivation ... what happened to the ambitious me?? Is it just that we had our 4th baby and everything makes me want to curl up and cry? Okay, not really but I do admit life can feel overwhelming a lot easier then it use to feel!! I imagine Im not the only one who goes through this .. what does everyone else do to stay on track and find time to exercise before feeling too tired to exercise? I need major advice!
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CM_GARDNER78 4/30/2013 2:01PM

    You have to give yourself TIME to get back to normal! Each baby it takes a little longer than before. I know that it is SUPER frustrating - been there, done that, bought the t-shirt - but just keep trying EVERY day!! Start small....maybe start with water daily. You can handle that, and the responsibilities around the house. Let that set in for a month, and then try something else...maybe a 10 minute video daily? Let that go for a month. Build each one slowly - GIVE YOURSELF GRACE! I would also say, even though it's not always practical, or even what you would think in your mind as a "great" workout, but involve the kids! Have them do stuff with you to get in a workout! Use waiting times at appointments to get in a quick walk while waiting. Be creative and find every nook and cranny in areas of the day that you would have not considered to use for bursts of workouts! I know it's not "ideal", and probably not what you would prefer to do...but the time to get back there will come. Just do what you can with what you have now....you will be back to your regular workout patterns, sleep patters, eating patterns, etc. before you know it!! (((HUGS)))

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EBERKSHIRE86 4/30/2013 10:57AM

    ugh I am so with you there I hit the lowest I've been in years and haven't been able to move from there in months my motivation always comes on strong then drops off pretty quick I don't have the answer if I did I wouldn't be stuck too lol but I can say that in the past when I had success it had alot to do with doing streaks once you get a working out streak going even if it is just for 10 minutes a day it helps motivate you to keep going. Also find an accountability buddy either here or in real life and try to check in daily even if its just to say that today sucked and I failed it helps to have someone who is going through similar things to help motivate you and cheer you on. A saying I seen that really motivates me is the next few months will go by whether you workout or not. When I think about that I know that when june comes I want to be a month closer to my goals not still trying to start over again. Good luck!

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MSBEKANATOR 4/29/2013 10:17PM

    I agree with sisterpretty. Get a little here, and a little there. It will add up! I would say get up earlier to do it, but wow, if you are like me, realistically you know that will never happen, lol. I am not a morning person...
One thing a video I saw by Coach Nicole stated was to add steps to your normal routine. For example, If you have 3 things to take upstairs, make it 3 trips, not one. It is contrary to all the time management principles we've ever learned, but I just look at it as "exercise" which needs to be scheduled in anyways....
I've started to plan each day to add in just one little extra, like the extra trips putting stuff away, or parking in the furthest spot from the store in the parking lot. Now that I am getting used to doing that, I am thinking about making a game and seeing how many I can add in each day, always trying to better the previous day. We will see how that goes, lol, but oddly, it does motivate me.
So find a few things like that that motivate you and keep on! We don't always have to focus on the long term goal. As we do the little things consistently, the long term things will naturally come.
Best wishes on your journey!
And way to go on your loss so far! You have totally inspired my day!!!! emoticon

Becky

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PAMLICO-DAZE 4/29/2013 10:17PM

    It is really hard to balance exercise and family. just remember to take care of yourself or you will not be able to care for others. You need a to be a little selfish and create some time for you!

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MOONSTREAM 4/29/2013 10:10PM

    Ohhh I so empathize with your comments. And while I too am thankful for being less than my starting weight - I want to keep going and don't like being stuck. (And know WHY I am stuck). Lets keep encouraging each other! emoticon emoticon

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SISTERPRETTY 4/29/2013 9:58PM

    After working with kids...teaching...all day I have no energy to exercise so at work I run up and down the stairs, never park too close to school so that I could get a little walk in, on my feet all day...continue moving, take my class out for walks, in the playground I run races with the kids, have them do jumping jacks and push ups with me and they love it. So my advice to you would be to exercise in small increments...10 minutes here 10 minutes there...

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MYBULLDOGS 4/29/2013 9:50PM

    emoticon

my sister lost 105 lbs age 63 walking 15000 steps a day

i lost 44 pounds at age 61 by giving up grain and sugar products.

neither one of us has had a relapse in over a year

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