In A Slump

Friday, April 08, 2011

Since coming back to SP I have done great with my eating, not always with tracking what I eat but still I know the choices I've made have been good ones. But I can't seem to get moving. Yes, I've done a little here and there, or had a day or two that were okay but overall no. And I can't figure out why. The weather has been nice, I've had fun outside with the dogs playing ball. I can't get my motivation to go for even a walk. It's not that I'm online, or working, or even sitting in front of the tv. Honestly I couldn't even tell you where that time went.
I don't get it. I love walking and hiking, I love being outside and I've dreamed of these days. Now that they are here, I just can't be bothered, don't want to, don't care. I need to change this mindset and I'm at a loss on how to.
I know part of it has to do with the oldest. Now that he and the girlfriend broke up, he wants to act like the last 8 months and things he has said to and about me didn't happen. And now he says he's coming home after school ends for a week or so before he heads out west to work. I'm not looking forward to it.

On a happier note and maybe the kick in the butt I need, I've been asked to coach my son's soccer team at school. It's been a long time since I did and they were alot younger (3-4 yr olds) so I have to hit the "books" and learn the rules and game play again. Son is happy that I am, I told him I wouldn't do it if he didn't want me to. Hopefully I don't embarrass him. I'm very nervous and excited at the same time.

Tonight is "gym night" and if I can get all my work done, I'll be going with the kids to have some fun. The weather has changed for tomorrow - sun not rain is the forecast - so I'm now heading to market. I have a number of things I need/want to make for tomorrow. My "Monster" spray recipe is done, just have to find a cool bottle for it to go into.

Time to get everyone up and do my weigh in.
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    Maybe you could use a friend/buddy and you can walk together. Set an appointment, then you will be held accountable.

    I think coaching soccer sounds great. Enjoy every minute of it. What a great chance to exercise and spend time with your son.

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  • MARINO124
    I agree with LOOZINITNOW. Look at what you ARE doing. Not what you aren't. You set the rules. Nothing is mandatory! Baby steps! You don't need to exercise to lose weight if you don't want to. Do you think a little walk would get your mind off the situation with your son? emoticon I had this problem in the past. It will pass (not wanting to move at all), just don't give up!
    2906 days ago
    Try not to think of it as exercise, but movement. Any movement is great. Playing ball with the dog counts. Gardening, weeding, playing outside with the kids; those all count. Start out with a 5-10 minute walk and eventually your desire for longer walks will come back.
    2906 days ago
    When I start to think too much about exercise, that is when I find a reason to not do it! I suggest carving out a regular exercise time for yourself - non-negotiable - and just do it! I use my lunch hour at work and go to a very basic gym just down the street. I was surprised how fast it became a habit. I erased the excuses (such as "I'll get too sweaty in the middle of the day") and found that the motivation followed the habit of just showing up at the gym every lunch hr. Go for it!!
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