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    MRSRUNPETER   22,205
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Tired and don't know how to get motivated

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I am so very sick and tired of being over weight! My problem is I don't know where to start! I have started over so many times and never seem to be able to stick with it. I know that since I lost my mom on August 21, 2012, I really have been depressed. I went to the doctor and did something I never thought I would...I got put on anti-depressants. I think they are working, but I am still not motivated to workout. I know that being overweight is not good for me, but again I'm still not motivated. If anyone has some suggestion I am willing to try them. Thanks in advance

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MRSRUNPETER 7/21/2013 11:55PM

    Thank you guys!

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ANGGEL40 7/21/2013 5:55PM

    Stop thinking about it and just do it..these are words I go by..Challenge can be parking the car far away from the stores or taking the stairs, maybe walking around your we all know walking is the best workout for us.Music is a fantastic motivator, It can push you to do more and to exercise longer, even longer than you planned. Who doesn't get a surge of energy every time they hear their favorite tune? Plus, it's the perfect excuse to get that new CD..I love to dance those pounds away! Just know that you can do it! little by little, day by day, one step at a time! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYFOREVER4 7/21/2013 12:19AM

    Baby steps. That's what keeps it from being overwhelming. Set 2 or 3 small goals to meet this week. Since you specifically mentioned working out, make one of them to get in 10 minutes of exercise every day this week. Often, getting started is the hard part. It is easier if you give yourself permission ahead of time to stop after 10 minutes if you really want to. You may find, however, that you want to keep going. If so, great! If not, well, don't. 10 minutes is all you committed to!

Once you've met those goals for a week, add a couple more the next week, but keep meeting your original goals too. This is how habits are formed. The small goals may not seem like much at first, but they serve to build consistency and keep you from being overwhelmed when starting out. In the end, a true healthy lifestyle is all those little goals and steps, all added together. emoticon

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ZRIE014 7/21/2013 12:17AM

  you have to think positive and see how you want to be. and then start working toward it. it will take time, so just work at only one day at a time.

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