Motivation comes in different forms for everyone, but what I learned when I finally got my act together was that my motivation to work out had to be WAY better than my excuses.
When I read what you wrote, you have a lot of "reasons" to not work out - don't want to change your morning routine, don't want to "diet", no time for the gym, etc.
So I guess my first question to you would be... is putting your health up there on the priority list more important than some of the other things you don't want to do or at this point cannot do? Because for me I never made progress until my reasons for getting healthy outweighed (pun intended) my desire to not make hard changes. Maybe you're not in that place yet. Or maybe you are - only you can answer that question.
There is no magic workout video that will make you WANT to workout instead of doing other things you currently are used to. Only YOU can WANT it.
The workout videos that I mainly used to lose the weight collected dust on my DVD shelf for YEARS before I actually made an effort and used them. I probably had them 3 or 4 years before I started working out with them.
And there are STILL plenty of mornings when I do not want to get up and work out - but I have more motivation to do that than I do to stay in bed and gain the weight back. So I push through that desire to sleep in and get moving. By the time I'm done, I'm VERY glad I got up. I feel awesome. But those first few minutes are sometimes torture.
Based on your schedule - what are the odds you could workout WHILE watching TV? For instance, on days that I need to squeeze a workout into the afternoon and would rather watch Ellen, I get my step aerobics step out and do step-ups while watching TV. I get 45 min of cardio in and still watch what I wanted to watch. Just a thought.
But again - this is your journey. You have to figure out what your priorities are and what you're willing to do to get there.
As for the "diet" - losing weight is 80% nutrition, 20% exercise. The exercise part is really to improve your health (cardiovascular, etc), and to minimize muscle loss. You can exercise all you want, but if you don't eat healthy, and stay within your calorie range, you will not lose weight. That was also a hard lesson for me because I really thought I could out-exercise my bad diet. But it wasn't possible.
Good luck on your journey. It does take sacrifice. But it's totally worth it.
~*~ Emms ~*~
1: Meet my calorie goals every day
2: Veggies/Fruits EVERY DAY
3: 45+ min exercise 5x week minimum
4: Enough water DAILY
5: Check in at SP Daily
Highest Recorded/Start Weight January 2011 - 175 lbs
Maintaining within 5 pounds of 125 since December 2011
** You cannot out-exercise a bad diet **
|14 Days until: My First Triathlon