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Feeling Desperate

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

On Thursday I turn 40 years old. I am about 40 pounds overweight. I lost about 20 pounds and put most of it back on. I'm frustrated and just can't seem to get started. Working out after work doesn't work for me, at least at home. I'm exhausted and have to have dinner as soon as I get home so I'm not eating super late. I want to work out in the morning, but find it super difficult to wake up. I've been drinking almost every night lately.

I need to get started! I need to get started! Ugh.

Right now, my focus is to not drink this week. Last night went well, but I ate a lot. We'll see how tonight goes.
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FRACKTHATNOISE 6/4/2013 9:50AM

    Dear Friend!

BABY STEPS!

It feels awful being out of control like this - or without traction - and it's just so damned haaaard.

You're not alone.

Remember that one thing that consistently came easy. It could have been getting water in or just remembering to track. Start there. Be kind to yourself and remember that Rome was not built in a day and your healthy lifestyle will take time and love to cultivate.

Maybe instead of focusing on getting a 'big' workout in after work you could start with just taking a walk in the morning before you get ready or maybe one over lunch or after work? Find something small, even 15 minutes, and go from there.

You can do this.

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BLUEJEANS27 6/4/2013 7:53AM

    I've been where you are right now & it truly does feel awful, but is IS fixable. I used to drink 3 big glasses of wine each night, so I started reducing it slowly by cutting back to 2 glasses, then switched to a smaller 4 oz. glass, then switched to a tiny 3 oz. liquer glass. I'm married to an Italian, so no wine at all is not an option, LOL!

I also hated exercising after work, and slowly got myself into a morning work-out routine. It was hard, but I did it gradually, just focusing on doing 30 min. of some activity in the morning. The more I did it, the easier it got. I read a great tip recently that said, to help adjust your body clock, spend a few days just getting up early in the morning and getting used to it, without exercising. Later, add in a short walk, or whatever exercise you choose. Hope some of these tips help!! emoticon
Julia

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