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Friday, January 11, 2013

Keep pushing? Lately i've been somewhat blase' and honestly i have no desire to push myself. It's in my head, i know it. I've been doing this since Sept. 19 and i've lost 17 pounds and i'm slowly putting it back on. I know i need to get myself motivated, i know i need to drink more water, i know i need to move it to lose it. But, and it's a hugs BUT, i'm just not feeling it. How do i get it back. I was so focused and determind a couple of weeks ago. This has been a very lazy week, i haven't used my fitbit, i haven't been tracking "Everything" i've been eating and i haven't been planning like i should. I need a kick in the Arse!!! seriously, what do you do to snap out of it?!
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    I tell all new members the following,"don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality." If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. Start with some simple changes first. If you haven't been logging our food honestly, try to log your food. If you don't want to log, try to take a daily walk. If you're not eating your veggies, eat 2-3 servings each day. With time, keep adding fruits and veggies until you are eating 6-9 servings. Every little bit really DOES make a difference.

    Slowly ease yourself back into a routine so that you don't feel overwhelmed.

    Remember, one small change can change your life !

    1929 days ago
    As for motivation, just try to reexamine WHY you're trying to lose the weight and get in better shape. Really focus on those goals, and set some mini-goals to reach it. We all have days we just aren't feeling it. I agree with Nayknits - pick one thing to focus on. When I don't feel like exercising, I make myself do at least 10 minutes. 9 times out of 10, I get through that 10 minutes and feel like continuing! Hang in there!
    1929 days ago
    At least you are speaking the truth.We can only change what we admit to.Listen,we all have bad times but you can turn it around!!Hang in there!! emoticon
    1929 days ago
    Tracking was my game changer.

    This journey is 80% nutrition. You can not out exercise a bad diet. (diet as in the foods you eat, not something you are on)

    You have to clean up your diet. The junk processed, the junk fast food, the junk sugar... get rid of the junk and start eating whole foods. When your nutrition is right and you are well nurished, your motivation will come back. Your head will be clear, the fog will lift, your energy will surge, and you will naturally want to start turning to moving more.

    By tracking you will learn how to budget your calories so you do not overdraw your calorie bank account. You will find those foods that fill you up more, those that give you more energy, those that drag you down and cause you to bloat, etc.

    Yes drink lots of water. That will help flush the toxins out. Fat stores toxins from all the processed crap we feed our bodies. As you start to lose fat, the toxics are released in your system so you need to drink lots of water to flush it out.

    Snap out of it, and start by tracking and eating good foods! We can't always find the time to work in exercise, even though a few minutes a day is good, but we can control what we put in our mouths unless someone is there force feeding you.

    Ok, that was my tough love. But really, you can do this. emoticon

    1929 days ago
  • KELLY19770
    Oh, wow, I KNOW how you feel as I've been there since November. It's funny how it seems so easy and wonderful one day and almost impossible the next.
    *Hugs* You'll get back on track because YOU deserve this. And I will, too!
    1929 days ago
  • ARW715
    I am with the previous commenter, set an achievable goal and achieve it. I also plan out my exercise in my calendar, it seems to keep me motivated to get to the gym.
    1929 days ago
    I just went through this very thing. What helped me: pick one thing and focus on that for one day. I picked exercise for 10min. And thats what I did. And i did it again over and over until I felt better and that I could handle something else. So I picked exercise for 20min. My water fell in right alongside it without me realizing it. Why? because my exercise made me thirsty!! It took me about 9 or 10days to get out of my funk and now I'm crusing- must be all those endorphins I released into my system. And SP helped keep my spirits up.

    So here is a virtual kick in the arse to get up and get going emoticon

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    1929 days ago
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