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To quote the Grinch....WHAT IS THE DEAL?!?!?!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Okay, it's summer. Time for bathing suits and pool visits. Should be enough motivation for anyone right? What is my deal?!?!?!? I can't get motivated and the pounds are creeping back. I have no idea where I'm at - I don't own a scale and the Y's scale SUCKS. I can tell though by looking at myself in the mirror. I've had absolutely no will power with my eating either - back to eating until I'm stuffed! I can't get motivated to work out and drive myself nuts all day coming up with ways to get out of working out and then being angry with myself for doing so. I think the problem is I'm bored with my routine. I have only about 1.5 hours when I do work out and that's just not enough time! I get in about 10-15 minutes of stretching, 30-40 mins on the treadmill, and a minimal amount left for ab work and whatever else I might fit in. When I look at what has changed in my rountine from what I was doing when all my weight loss happened, it has become more cardio centered (spending more time on the treadmill than I used to when I'd walk/jog the track) and less "other". I do way less ab work now - thank you neck issues and lack of creativity on my part.........I'M JUST PLAIN BORED!!!!! You know your routine has become boring when you actually sit there and consider a way to do suicides in the gym when it's cut in half by the curtain (why would I want to go back to the torture of highschool basketball practice)! I've thought of jump roping but then I think of how it hurts my knees. I love to swim but the Y only has 2 lap lanes of which are ALWAYS in use and sometimes doubled up when I'm there! I am frustrated, bored, unhappy with myself and searching for motivation. Oh and I forgot to mention that I'm getting in only one day a week with our hectic summer family schedule vs. 3 in the winter months. UGH!!! I've also noticed that I'm more tired and more "depressed" again. I know everything I need to do but just can't find the motivation anymore to do it!!!! Please Spark friends, help me! This is the perfect emoticon for how I'm feeling - emoticon
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SNAPRUNNER 7/16/2013 3:24PM

    The first steps are always the hardest. Instead of looking at it all as one huge chunk, just devote yourself to changing one little thing at a time. For me, I challenged myself to drink 1 8oz glass of water first thing in the morning. Once that became habit (more necessity than anything, by body recognized that I NEEDED water right away) I moved on to something else. If working out is frustrating you right now, switch your focus to your diet, or doing something else good for you--like a new haircut or a manicure.

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MSHEL7 7/16/2013 3:22PM

    I am sorry you are having such a hard time. Those times when nothing seems to do it for us are very hard. Maybe just trying walking outside, or jogging outside for a while and give up the gym for a few days. Maybe just a change of scenery is all you need. I do hope you can get past this soon. Have a better day.

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SUECHRIS50 7/16/2013 3:20PM

    waking up and just getting out of bed is a blessing for me.we are all different and getting the motivation is tough but try hanging a pair of pants or a dress you want to fit back into where you'll see them everyday.I hope that's a start! This will be YOU! emoticon

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KIWILVR24 7/16/2013 3:19PM

    Awe - I'm feeling very similar - no motivation (until I re-joined SP). As for the weighing yourself, I bought a pretty inexpensive scale from Walmart a while ago & I'm really pleased with it. Props to you for weighing yourself in public! I would never be gutsy enough to do that!!! emoticon

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