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What's happening to me?!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sheesh, just when I think I'm back on a roll, the "I can't be bothered exercising" bug comes to bite me.
I do lead a busy life, but when I lost all of my weight before, I did then too.
So what's happening this time??

How do I stay on track? I can remember when I lost the weight last time, how good it felt, and that my clothes fell off me, and that when I looked into the mirror, I liked what was looking back at me. Even using those thoughts don't want to work this time.

Any suggestions?? More than welcome.

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    Thank you thank you for the positive comments. They were left when I needed them!

    Life sure is a journey of up's and down's!

    2192 days ago
    I think we all go through this at some stage - just take baby steps - program small chunks of exercise into your day - actually set the time aside in your diary - and you may find it easier!
    I also get great motivation from some of the blogs on SP - and give myself a good kick in the pants when I see the difficulties that others face and they CAN JUST DO IT!! I try to exercise in the morning - it is finished with early and I get a good feeling all day - the hardest part in actually greeting out the door - I tell myself I am going for 10 minutes - but once I am out walking or at the gym I feel good and just keep going.
    Have a great day!
    2192 days ago
    I am always really resistant when I feel I have to do something particularly when the situation isn't as dire as that which had me head to exercise and good food in the first place. What I try to do is have a list of things that will be totally different from my normal exercise - things I like - jumping in the car and heading down for a long walk on the beach is one or putting on some good music to dance to is another - it only has to be 10 minutes - that's another - trade off the exercise I 'should' be doing for a 10 minute video for example.

    I have a timed walk of about a mile that I paced out for a challenge and I keep the times for that - I challenge myself to try and beat it and promise myself something nice if I can. Thinking of something spontaneous or even a little risky - putting myself out there will sometimes do it. My favourite one is to tackle a corner of the yard that has been neglected or that I promised myself I'd remodel - something that gives me a high level of satisfaction at the end and that I can work at without really thinking of it as exercise.

    Occasionally I will imagine myself as a child and ask myself what I would tell her. I then take that advice.

    They're not fool proof but they help. Most of all I try to keep away from shoulds and from negative self talk and guilt. That will often have me heading for the fridge or the cupboard.

    2192 days ago
    Well said DISP715, you & I must be reading the same stuff....
    The I AM sayings to yourself do work...write a list, of I AM things, I AM losing weight, I AM exercising, I AM walking...I AM loving myself, I AM being kind to myself. I AM forgiving on & so on.

    When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.

    Good luck, you know you can do it, so, now go & do it again!!


    Sylvia xxx

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    2193 days ago
    I just did a great workout, and have eaten lovely healthy things so far today, and have a great meal planned.
    I just need to keep thinking positive thoughts, and how good I feel right now after working out.

    Most importantly, I keep forgetting about the AMAZING support system here!!

    2193 days ago
    2193 days ago
    I've had the same problem for a week now! Darn! But sometimes we do have to give ourselves a break, right? As long as we get back on track before too long, we'll be okay, I figure.
    2193 days ago
    Glad to see you!
    2193 days ago
    Thanks Ladies, and yes I will look into reading that book!!
    Ya know, I was reading a spark motivator page just before, and what an inspiration she is. I cried sitting here reading it.
    I want to have that feeling back damnit! I look at the picture on the front of my sparkpage, and see how well I did back then, and how great I started to look........

    YES WE CAN DO IT!!!!!

    2193 days ago
  • DISP715
    I often think the same way. Why isn't feeling and looking good enough of a motivator to stay on track? The answer is because we haven't addressed the under lying issue. The one that tells us we are unworthy, the one that tells us we don't deserve love, the one that beats us down, the one that tells us we can't change. Until we face these demons head on, nothing changes, not really. SO.....may I suggest reading Debbie Ford's books. Either "The Right Questions" or even better "The Shadow Effect". These books directly address those hidden issues that stops us from truly being successful and happy. I tell myself every day, many times a day, "I AM worthy", "I AM lovable" and maybe one day, I will actually believe it. You can do this, WE can do this. HUGS!!!
    2193 days ago
    I know how you feel, if you find that out you let me know, I keep hearing the little voice in my head telling me I am too tired or I have something else to do, just doing my blog this week seemed like a chore
    2193 days ago
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