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Lost My Drive

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

This doesn't happen very often but have to say, I've lost my drive for working out. I guess with all the stress of my husband's job situation and mine too (negative boss), it's taken it's toll.

Any tips out there on how to get your drive back, the zest for life back?

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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/17/2013 11:45PM

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KRYSTALLA 5/15/2013 9:47PM

    Try not to get stressed out to much over the negative boss, I know it is hard. I know that times are tough, you can get through it. Sometimes changing your exercise habits a bit can help. Try not to dwell to much on the negative of the situation, you are a good person and deserve the best in life, so try to keep positive by knowing you are worth taking care of and you have family and friends that care a lot about you and they mean more to you then someone else's negativity.

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TERRY0217 5/15/2013 6:48AM

    I know the feeling...stress will sap all your energy...remember, this situation is temporary...remain positive...if you don't feel like working out, take a nice walk...drink your water and pray...
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ALEXSGIRL1 5/14/2013 6:42PM

    a negative boss is a hard thing you have to keep reminding yourself just how good you are . The only way to get your motivation back is by beginning . I start by walking with my favorite music in the sun if you can .What ever you love to do , do a little and then bam the spark will come back. If possible show your strengths to other managers . hugs I hope things get better.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 5/14/2013 3:13PM

    Me too. It started with not being able to get my treadmill to work, cause I don't know how to oil it. Then the SAC hours changed. Then my late-start classes started and my schedule changed. Now finals. One thing after another and now weeks have passed since I worked out. =(

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JLDACQ 5/14/2013 12:12PM

    I agree with MZZCHIEF, in that not working out is punishment to you and your body. It really is a completely different way of handling stress, keeping our goals in sight, and still feeling like we want to reach those goals.

I'm rootin' for you & DH, in your corner. *hugs*

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MZZCHIEF 5/14/2013 11:26AM

    Exercise is an expression of your good intentions towards your self. It keeps you healthy and strong... its part of who you are.

So it may be helpful to examine why you are punishing yourself by not following your true intentions... doing what you know is right for your self.

Especially at a time when things aren't as bright... why snuff out this light of self care and nurture?

Once you know the reason you can chose a positive way of expressing your self that's more in line with your true intentions.

Just a suggestion...
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HELEN_BRU 5/14/2013 10:50AM

    I find diversions help. Like watching a good movie, treating yourself by shopping, going to the theatre, meeting up with some good friends over coffee - all give you a new perspective. There are just some things we cannot change, but we can change our outlook and attitude.

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AKATHLEEN54 5/14/2013 10:06AM

    I just went through this and I think the key is just to be kind to yourself, don't push and give yourself some time. The Spark will come back, but if you try to push yourself too hard with all that stress on your shoulders you run the risk of completely derailing yourself. Just try to be careful with your nutritional plan and do what little exercise you can do to keep active and it will all work out. emoticon

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SIRENSONGS 5/14/2013 9:50AM

    I'm sorry to hear that. Stress can be pretty dangerous when it comes to motivation. When that happens to me, I try to make sure at least I'm a little bit active, walking every day. Give yourself time, rest, and don't be too hard on yourself. Your spark will come back, you just have to be patient. Life goes in cycles and the bad times don't last forever. Hope you get through this slump soon!


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    I'm not sure your will welcome my advice because it's a difficult solution but to me you have to resolve the underlying problem. If the cause for your lack of motivation is due to job related stress then it's where your effort to improve the situation should rest. I don't know the particulars but is there any way that you could offer your boss support since he/she is negative? Do you know why this person is negative? Is there a solution? If not, can you find other employment? Life is too short to allow others to steal your joy. While you will face challenges your job should not interfere with your personal life. Start brainstorming on how you can make your dreams you mentioned a reality.

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/14/2013 9:07AM

    I've been through this so many times. Relieve some of the pressure of not working out by just doing 10 minute increments of something during the day. For example, if you watch TV, walk in place, pedal on the stationary bike, etc. Just keep moving, no matter how little. Eventually, you will re-spark.

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