I'm getting better -- making some progress towards a streak seems to help. I was pretty hurt Tuesday (limped all day) so I didn't get to work out or dance, and Wednesday I taught all night, so it was nice to go down to the studio last night and start working some of my Suhaila homework -- a kickazz drum solo with crazy mad finger cymbals. I think I re-learned about 5 counts of 8, with cymbals, and although it doesn't sound like much, it was a LOT.
My weight isn't doing much, even though I'm working out like mad and doing a ton of resistance training. I guess I'm building muscle. Maybe I can change my goal to be instead of hitting a certain weight, I can get these dvds when I've mastered THIS choreography. That's do-able.
I tend to buy a bunch of dvds at once, when I probably SHOULD only allow myself to get a new one when I've mastered an old one :)
Sometimes we're too hard on ourselves and we set our expectations so high that we can't achieve them and that demotivates us. Maybe the thing to do is buy one of the dvds so you can work on it and that will jump start you? I know that's what sometimes works for me.
Amanda, what have you got on tap that you could bust out and really be excited about choreographing right now? You sound WAAAYYYYY too much like me. There's got to be a concrete, exciting event on the horizon to keep us motivated. The DVD staring me in the face is a potent motivator right now. I haven't really found a "treat" yet that serves as enough to keep the motivation up for me - not even DVDs that I really want.
Just a little food for thought - our motivations don't quite seem to work the same as most.
Nandini/Patti SW - 156 10/20 - 123
Co-Leader - Sparkling Belly Dancers Co-Leader - Redheads Unite Co-Leader - Stepping for Health
And I am STILL no closer to getting these!!! ARGH!!!
But honestly, I haven't done a darn thing to actually GET closer. Walking 2.5 miles 3 times a week isn't going to do it for me.
Why the heck can't I get motivated???!!! Right after the Suhaila workshop I was SO motivated, and worked out and practiced every night, 5 days a week. Now it's starting to slack again.
I don't wanna be a slacker :(
It doesn't help that the hubby is on the downside of his depression cycle and wants to watch movies with me 24-7. I NEED a break, darnit! I NEED to dance and work out! I wish he could understand that. Sigh.
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