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still not motivated to work out??? any advice??

Monday, May 21, 2012

Im in such a happy state life is going so starts back up in less than a month and its my goal to lose 6 more lbs by then which is in a month so im sure i can manage that... that would put me in the 240's which i never thought id be so excited to be in that range again but thats before i gained the weight lol im still having trouble working out or should i say getting the motivation to work out once i start i dont have any trouble its just getting there. Although im deff going to have to start my after 15lbs im stalling in my weight loss im guessing because im not working out. Got my position i wanted at work tho! which is really exciting, i was prn but the girl on thrid was doing such a bad job that they took her off and asked me if i wanted it! Woohoo! So now if i can just get my finical aid info figured out for summer quarter ill be one happy campper!

:To crowsprit1: I actually do all that lol i drop off my baking once a week at the homeless shelter and i work at a nursing home as an stna so all i do all night is clean and talk to old ppl and i love it!
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  • NAYLOR1985
    Honestly love to work out! I love to sweat and lift weight i love doing something i wasnt able to do the week before more of what i was having trouble with was getting started...but tonight when i got home from cleaning i took my first step, i did about 20mins of upperbody! And as i stay up all night if i can just get myself on the treadmill for about 30mins (Which im confident i will! Be postive!) Lol its talking the first step i find hard for some reason
    2739 days ago
    I'm in the same boat that you are with motivation, but I'm working on a different mind set now. Maybe that will help? Don't tell yourself that you have to do it, tell yourself that you WANT to do it. It really does help! Also, do you mow your lawn? That burns a lot of calories, housework like an above poster mentioned, etc. Can you give yourself 10 minute intervals to do something? Speed clean? Dance around your house? Go for a walk? Etc? Good luck, and I hope you get your financial aid figured out :)
    2739 days ago
    why call it working out? did you know that if you browse the activities there is a section for housework? Do you dance? walk? Have you tried the seated core workouts? do you go up and down stairs carrying laundry? does that get you anywhere?

    How about going to a church and helping out on the weekends? You get some physical exercise and you get bonus goodies by adding new friends.

    If not the church, try and old folks home, or a community group such as scouts or brownies, etc. I could not get someone to see me in exercise clothes for a while, but slepping in old clothes while helping to clean someone else's basement or helping them with a flower bed was definitely on my list.

    So try helping someone else, and get a new friend while you're at it. You sound like a nice person to know, so try a new fad- help someone and lose weight at the same time.
    2740 days ago
    emoticon on getting the position you wanted at work.

    It is small baby steps to workout. Try something you enjoy doing, like walking, jumping rope, zumba, etc. Then start off by saying I will do this for 10 minutes see how you feel after that then say hey I can go another 10 push yourself a little each time further and before you know it you will be working out and enjoying it.

    2740 days ago
    Well you say you really want to be in the 240s and the only way that you'll get there in a month is IF you start working out and going to the gym. At first, I hated going to the gym, it sucked. But probably 2 weeks in, the gym became a favorite for me. I HAVE to go everyday. Yes, there are days when I really don't want to go, I'm too tired. But I go anyways, and I ALWAYS feel great that I did.

    Just stick with it, force yourself to go (PLAN for it!), and go. You'll be glad that you did.

    As a side note: If you need motivation to go to to the gym, which is essential for losing weight, do you know what your motivation is to lose weight? This is just to make you think and hopefully that thinking will cause you to be like "I want to go to the gym, dang it!"

    2740 days ago
    I had to find something that motivated me. Then I added Spark friends that keep encouraging me and giving me the extra motivation I need to keep going. I will be the 1st to admit, it hasn't been easy. And I have days when my "lazyitis" flares up. Times like these is when I get on SP and it gets me going.
    Continued success on your journey.
    Keep Smiling
    2740 days ago
    Everyday I don't want to work out, and every day I do and as so happy I did it. I think we have to stop thinking so much about it and do it. It doesn't matter if ou want to or to, just do....and have pride in yourself for doing it!
    2740 days ago
  • RICU1952
    Not really, I didn't start until I felt like starting and I think this is how it should be for everyone. I think working our sucks and I just do it because I know I have to, but I don't love it; heck, I don't even like it.
    2740 days ago
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