It's That Kind of Time

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I'm not exactly sure what's wrong with me but my motivation is waning. So far, I've skipped all 7 of my allotted "Free" days and today when I tried to run 5 miles for the first time, I just couldn't pull myself to go past the first. I wasn't myself on the elliptical and when it comes to getting up in the mornings I'd just much rather roll around to the other side of the bed.

It worries me because on top of that I keep getting frustrated with the idea that I can't just eat whatever I want and lose weight. I was doing really well before, keeping my nutrition in check but all of a sudden I just got really pissed off that I can't simply eat a full plate of food and then follow it up with way more dessert than what I should be eating.

I'm so close to hitting my 6 mile goal, and I'm pretty much halfway to my ultimate goal weight (from the 190 I was back 2 years ago). I'm not really sure what to do to get myself back into it and excited about the changes to come. I'd be so angry if I just let this sabotage my efforts. emoticon
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  • NINNY165
    I can relate to how you feel. I finished training and ran the race. I am also trying to be more realistic about my true weight. A picture of where you have been helps. Hang in there!!! Its a marathon not a sprint!!! emoticon
    2904 days ago
    I totally understand how you feel -- it is frustrating to realize you have to "restrict" yourself in order to reach your goal. For me, this is usually where mind tricks come in handy. I buy 100cal snacks or portions that seem larger that really aren't that much and "trick" myself into thinking I'm getting a lot more than I usually am. Or I find new recipes that seem like "splurge" or comfort meals, but in actuality are healthy for you.

    As far as not exercising as much -- sometimes we get burnt out. It happens, and that's okay. I find that if I haven't worked out in a while I start to miss it. So instead of feeling guilty, I return more motivated and excited to start again. It can be frustrating to lose endurance if it's been a few days, but don't worry, it's still there! Besides, you're WAY farther along than you were when you first began this journey, so remember that!

    You should be proud of yourself -- I know we at Spark are proud of you :)
    2906 days ago
    I'm so with you. My motivation is waning at the moment. But I keep plodding through. Even if I don't work my hardest, at least I am still moving. My motivation ebbs and flows. It's just on the low at the moment, and soon, I know it will swing back up!
    2906 days ago
    I get in that sort of head space too, especially about the eating. And sometimes, taking a few days off or even a week is just what I need to get back in the game. Sure, I usually gain a few while I do it, but I've learned that in the long run, it keeps me mentally able to keep going for this goal and I lose more weight than if I ran myself into the ground with all of this and then had a major set-back. I wouldnt worry about where your head's at too much. you want this too much to let it get the best of you!!
    2906 days ago
  • no profile photo TBRANTNER3
    find a picture of yourself at a higher weight and take a good look. that should motivate you. If you look like your profile picture, you do not want to go backwards.l
    2907 days ago
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