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Monday, June 17, 2013

Well, frustrated? Lost? There might be a better word, but i cant think of it just now.

I was signed up to run a 5K race in 2 weeks, and was really looking forward to it, BUT Hubby and I have decided it's WAY more important to go visit an aunt of mine in Vancouver who is quite ill. It's true, and I'm glad we're going, but I'm a little disappointed that I won't be running my 5k. I mean yes, i COULD just go and run 5 K, but It would have been my first race. I'm sure there will be another one.

I've been feeling un-energized, and just riding on the "No time/No Energy" excuse for why I haven't got off my butt to do anything. I keep having these thoughts of "Yes: I'll do a Jillian Micahels video when I get home from work", or "Absolutley: I'll go for a quick run tomorrow morning".. and then I just.... don't.

I am still playing volleyball on Tuesday nights, but I think tomorrow is our last game for a while.

I'm interested to hear how anyone else motivates themselves to "Just Do It"...

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IAMZBEE 6/17/2013 3:26PM

    I think the motivation part is hard. What's been helping me recently is changing before I leave work so that I have no excuse. I just go STRAIGHT to the gym and get it done. If i go home to change or even bring my clothes to change at the gym, I won't make it to the gym at all... I just put them on, go straight in to get work done, and then I have the rest of the evening to do whatever I want.

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AMANDANCES 6/17/2013 2:56PM

    This may sound weird, but what motivates me is to go ahead and enter the activity in my tracker in the morning. Then when I get home, I see what I'm supposed to have already done, and rather than delete the activity, I feel compelled to do it. LOL. I know, that's weird, but it works for me. :)

I hear you on being bummed about missing the race. You build up excitement about something, only to have it taken away before you even get to do it. That sucks :(

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KNH771 6/17/2013 2:54PM

    Sometimes when I'm struggling with motivation, I start with smaller chunks... Instead of planning to go to the gym, I'll go for a 10 minute walk around the block. Most of the time, after the first 10 or 15 minutes of activity, I'm motivated to do a little more. Same inside... Spark has a lot of free 10 minute exercise videos you can do. Another thing that sometimes helps is making an appointment with a friend. If I know someone will be waiting on me I'm less likely to skip. Another goofy thing that works for me is making a little chart with stickers. I put a smiley face every time I meet my water goal, and some other sticker for exercise... it might be the former elementary teacher in me, but seeing those stickers really helps...

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