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