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Friday, August 31, 2012

I came acrossed this blog www.pickthebrain.com/blo
g/how-to-motivate-yourself/


and the reasons below hit home with me especially the first one, lack confidence.

(Reasons We Lose Motivation
There are 3 primary reasons we lose motivation.
Lack of confidence – If you don’t believe you can succeed, what’s the point in trying?
Lack of focus – If you don’t know what you want, do you really want anything?
Lack of direction – If you don’t know what to do, how can you be motivated to do it? )

I have tried over and over to lose weight. I know what I need to do to lose weight i've done it before. For me exercise is key more than diet. I know diet plays a big thing but when i exercise i do much better. Exercise does boost my metabolism which is what people who have thyroid issues need.

Well between the crashes my body has after say I exercise hard for 3 months I crash and I crash hard. Then i mope around some and try it again. This isn't healthy either, i know this. But my body and mind need rest. So then i start thinking can i do this, why do i bother, i'm only going to crash again with total body exhaustion.

I do know that my iron is really low, lower than i thought. I've been supplementing with iron for years but obviously I need more and the doctor did raise it. My adrenals are also fatigued, they are showing improvement but still they are fatigued. They think this is why i crash and burn. But when the dang nurse practitioner sits there and says diet, sleep, exercise and you are like i try and then i'm crash and i'm exhausted and can barely do anything and they repeat themselves it kinda ticks you off. If i didn't love the doctor of this practice i'd probably leave. he listens and has helped me a lot. I used to be worse off than i am now.

being tired all the time i haven't had much focus either. Hopefully with the increased iron and adrenal supplement I will start to have more focus and with focus i will be able to redirect myself and have a direction.

But it all goes back to confidence, i have to find that again, it's there somewhere. i guess i go back to flylady and babysteps.
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  • LILYSMOM08
    Have to say I love reading your posts..........you may not have the confidence you need, but you definitely have the determination.........I actually think the lack of motivation (inertia ?) could be a symptom of depression...........It's all such a vicious cycle..........Keep plugging away.......It took me years to do it, but one day I just "got it"........You can do it, too ! emoticon
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  • DOLPHINNUT
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  • POSITIVELY_EB
    emoticon Micki, sounds like you DO fit all 3 of those. But confidence is surely a biggie!!! Are you exercising excessively? Do you feel the "crash and burns" coming one or do they just happen? If exercise is a key part of your program to help you lose weight, maybe just trying to aim for 10 minutes a day - don't push it!!! These are just suggestions only!!! I know how hard it is to make your body work right when there are medical problems!

    HUGS!!!
    2604 days ago
  • SHEENADEE
    Hi Micki,

    Your comments about self confidence are so true. I have to say that you certainly seemed to be a very confident woman as I got to know you a little through the Live meetings. We all have moments, days even, of doubt and uncertainty for sure. I find that self confidence increases as we do things rather than avoid things -- I'm not sure if it even matters what those things are to a some extent. The important thing is that we work on accomplishing small goals, and as we achieve those goals our confidence builds and builds.

    I had never heard of flylady until you mentioned it. So, I've spend the past 15 minutes checking it out. Pretty interesting. I'm not sure if I'm up to as much structure as that may be suggesting; but, I decided to sign up and see what it's like. Thanks for the idea.

    Take care and keep up with that iron!

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    2604 days ago
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