MARYANNGI
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Where did it go??

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My get up and go seems to have got up and went. Not sure when or who the culprit is who helped her to escape, but it want it back-NOW!!

Ever since Sunday, I seem to have no energy. While checking out the "Spirited Discussion" of Spirit Team's team page, I ran across something the another member had linked (thanks for the link MEGSFITNESS). My motivation seems to have gone out the window with the bath water.

The member blog talks about motivation in very blunt, non-sensical language the makes perfect sense. It also made me stop and think about what makes me want to take this journey. I definitely want the weight gone. Motivation is fleeting at best. So what do I have to do to make this journey a successful one.

1-Joining the Fall Challenge is a step in the right directions. The goals used for this 8-week challenge make it the perfect "Jump Start" I need. Weekly challenges along with the accountability to myself, but to my team. A great bunch of team mates to cheer each other on along the journey.

2-Stop looking at the goal weight. Sometimes I look at my goal weight and start "stink' thinkin'" (negative thoughts). My goal weight seems sooo far away. I don't even look at the progress that I have made. Use the challenge as a goal and set up 5% goals. Log the date they have been completed.

3-Start logging everything I eat. Accountability is a big factor with me. Somewhere I got side tracked and forgot this important step. To quote Nike: "Just Do It!" Schedule time each day to plan a daily or weekly menu. Allow for the unexpected.

4-Set-up a schedule and stick to it. No detours, no excuses. For the most part I have a set schedule, so follow through. Exercise every day. As with logging food, allow for the unexpected. Life happens. Log-in my fitness on a daily basis. Remember to change out my workouts on a monthly basis.

5-Don't hold back when I need help. The support system at Spark People and on the Spirit Team is incredible so use it. It is OK to ask for help.

So MaryAnn! Get off your lazy butt, get a good night's rest and start by walking Sasha in the AM. And don't hit the snooze button emoticon
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  • PERSISTANT123
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Okay, now that you've analyzed the situation and came up with possible solutions, its time to start doing?
    3672 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6400103
    great blog!
    i dont have any energy at all either.. maybe its the change of weather here.

    and ofcourse we all are cheering for you!
    3672 days ago
  • MEZZED
    sounds like a good plan...now I just need to motivation to follow the steps that you outlined...

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!

    Me? I'm not sure I can yet, but keep it up!
    3672 days ago
  • RAINBOWFALLS
    Great goals - it sounds like you are back on track!
    3672 days ago
  • ACROSONIC
    Hope you got up and walked this morning. If it helps, put your clock far from your bed so you have to get up to turn it off. Less temptation to hit the snooze button!

    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon
    3672 days ago
  • TOFUCUTIEPIE
    Sounds like you have a good plan. I really need to write all this down for myself too. It really is helpful. I too read the "motivation" blog (the one I think you are referring to) and it really rang true to me as well. We sit around waiting to be motivated when we need to take action and do it ourselves.

    We can do this! Thanks for posting this blog. I really need to sit and write out a plan for myself now at lunch, you know because I am working now, I think...Checking SparkPeople is work, right?...

    emoticon
    3672 days ago
  • NETASNEWLIFE
    Sounds like a great plan. Now you "just" have to do it! I am sure you can. You go girl!!
    3672 days ago
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