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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Up. Or down. I don't know. Down in a good way I guess! I am so close to my goal, but I can't pull it together. I don't know what my deal is. I casually mentioned it to my husband and his response was that I don't have any motivation pushing me now. He said that it worked out well the first time because I had motivation to fit into my matron of honor dress at my sister's wedding. Technically he is right. I told myself, and continue to tell myself, that I also wanted to get healthy and that is my motivation. I do want to get healthy. But my ultimate motivator was that super expensive dress didn't fit and there were no other options. I had to make it fit. It seems that just getting healthier isn't enough of a motivator at the moment. Sad, but true. Life's little stresses have taken over and conquered any motivation that I have mustered. Granted, this is the most stressful time of the school year. Still, that shouldn't be an excuse.

Luckily, I find jogging to be a huge stress reliever so I have managed to maintain that. I went for 3 jogs last week and they were each better than the last. I can't believe how I feel about jogging. I am thankful to have it as an outlet, but never would have seen me as a jogger!

Now I just need to tackle my unhealthy choices. I need to do some thinking. Deep thinking. Soul searching. I need to think about what really matters to me and why. I need to come up with a plan. I need to think on it. Not rush straight into trying something now. Starting something now. I need to focus my energy somehow. I need to motivate myself. I can't let my husband be right...I can find my motivators.

As Winnie the Pooh says, "think, think, think". Pooh feels the same pull for honey as I do for my fav foods! My problem is that I don't just want a smackerel...I want the whole honey pot!
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    Keep the inner dialogue with yourself going - saw me though many a temptation. Pat
    1755 days ago
    This gives me an idea to use my shorts from last year as motivation! I wore shorts a lot last summer for the first time in YEARS and my legs were getting toned from running, etc. I want so badly to get back to that!!! That will be my motivation right now because, like you, apparently just wanting to be healthy isn't enough of a push. I need more of a goal. Hoping you find something to give you that little push as well!!! Good luck and I'm glad I saw your post, I've missed you and missed being around on here :) Have a fabulous week and keep us posted!
    1755 days ago
    I love the winnie the Pooh reference... I am in a similar boat as you. I start off pretty good and then just let myself fumble. emoticon
    1756 days ago
    Take your time and refocus. emoticon
    1756 days ago
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