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JENTRY07 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/14/12 1:38 P

I think everyone gets into these slumps every now and then! Sometimes when life gets in the way and you lose sight of that goal you once had, your motivation can go out the window! Just try to think of what got you started in the first place, what was your original motivation! Try thinking of how good you felt when you were working out regularly and what you can do to get back there!

Here's an article I actually just read the other day that had some great pointers on how to overcome lack of motivation:

Hope this helps! Good luck!

Edited by: JENTRY07 at: 11/14/2012 (13:38)
TPETRIE Posts: 18,677
11/14/12 1:07 P

Don't beat yourself up for not achieving your daily or even your long term goals. We are only human and we do make mistakes. You take one day at a time and if you mess up today you start again. Good luck and keep up the good work.

RAINBOWCHARMER SparkPoints: (82,581)
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11/14/12 12:19 P

It has taken me a long time but I'm realizing that every day is another chance to make good choices for my health. It used to be that I'd derail for a short period of time and then think that because I'd slacked for a few days or few weeks that there was no point in jumping back on board. But the last two years have taught me a lot about determination and pushing through the "downs" in my routine. Don't beat yourself up about what you cannot change. It's in the past. Leave it there. Move on and do something right now, today, to improve your life. That's what matters - that no matter how many times you "fall down" in this journey, you get back up and keep going. That's how you create success. It's not about perfection. It's about trying again.

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11/14/12 12:10 P

Don't beat yourself up because you haven't been exercising as much as you'd like. There will be times you can't exercise. So, you do what you can. Once the renovations are done and things start settling down, you can resume your regular workouts. For now, do what you can to stay active in some way. Take a daily walk. If it's cold out, put on a fleece top. The world doesn't stop because the weather gets cold. Just layer up, that's all.

If you really don't want to walk outside, then hit the gym or keep doing those DVDs. Every little bit does make a difference.

Also, don't put off til tomorrow something you can do today. Don't procrastinate. A "dieter" starts their workouts on Monday. A person engaged in a healthy life style, starts today even if it means they only take a 10 minute walk. it's a step in the right direction.

In short, don't wait, start today.

SAMJUL Posts: 439
11/14/12 12:00 P

Hello Everyone ..

So I feel yucky about myself right now ...we are in the middle of reno's on the house so my workouts have been speradic in the last month or so ...but last week I started getting back on track with 2 days of sparkpeople and one day of walking but this week nothing ...feel so bad.....I just cannot get into it ...I hate the cold so to walk at lunch time is iffy for me ...but my only other option is to get back into working out in the morning soooooo...I was thinking starting Monday I will start fresh and with my Biggest Loser Beginner DVD the mornings otherwise I will not work out .....But when I look in the mirror Yuckkk ...does anyone else feel guilty for not working out or is it just me.

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