Not Motivated - at all!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

I'm just not motivated anymore. I have plenty to motivate me - wedding coming up, 20 year class reunion after that, healthier lifestyle, but I just can't seem to shake this ... it's winter, it's cold, I don't want to go out (to the gym, but for dinner, okay!). Seasonal depression? Eh, maybe. But it seems to be more than that - I just don't want to! And the sad sad sad thing is, I know this is SO bad for me. I know all the great things exercise does for me - including the fact that a great workout makes me feel better and motivates me even more.

It's affecting me in more ways than one - I've been super-stressed at work this month and I know exercise helps with stress and I still can't bring myself to get dressed, go to the gym and work out. My energy level is way down, I'm tense, I'm not sleeping well, etc. And I know exercise helps me with all of this.

Every few months, I seem to get this way regarding my exercise routine - I start asking myself, "What's the point?" or "Why bother?" or "Why am I doing this?" and I just spiral down. Maybe I need to start there - ask myself why I'm doing this and give myself more of an answer than "Healthy lifestyle." Maybe I should look into why I want a healthy lifestyle. Write it down and focus on it.

Haven't measured myself in weeks, but I did weigh in on Sunday - back to 145 lbs.

It's just so hard for me to stay motivated. Any ideas?
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    Hi there, I just read your blog post. Very funny, yesterday I wrote a list on the effects of moving my precious little 'butt'. Maybe you'd like to check it out ;)
    And I will add sleep right away - because I forgot this one. Thanks for helping me out ;)

    Glad you are starting to spiral upwards a little again ;)

    Keep sparkin' and MOVIN' - have a great day!
    2210 days ago
    Hang in there! You are overwhelmed and shutting down. This is not uncommon but it is hurting you. With so much happening, I would suggest you try some therapy and some "time off" from everything that is stressing you out!! Best of luck!!
    2211 days ago
    hei, how about just doing one of those 10min workouts videos here on SP... like kick-boxing.. it's really not taht hard, yet you feel better for it... you don't have to leave the house and if you're in the mood ofr it you can do another 10min video afterwards... do the actions, and the feelings follow!!! (I speak out of experience)
    Common, you can do it!!
    2214 days ago
    oh, my! Sounds like a little bit of trouble. I am not motivated very much either. And the trouble is that I do not get the "high" of exercising until about 30 minutes into it!!

    I wish you the best - you have HUGE plans afoot.

    Take a deep breath, and know that it will be OK!

    One day at a time..
    2214 days ago
  • CHENRY1173
    Maybe it's not a matter of motivation. You know, reasons to get to the workout. Maybe it's what you are doing. Try to find something new to do, try a new class or add an exercise to your weight training routine, switch stuff around.
    2214 days ago
    shuffle your schedule around after work. Maybe don't go straight home, or stop by the store first for dinner ingredients. Give yourself a good mini-goal. Manicure, pedicure, haircut, new book, etc.
    I tend to be more of a kick me in the butt type, so when I need motivation, I just call myself out on it, outloud. I say loudly "Get your butt to the gym" or "wash those dishes" Works for me. :)

    Good luck! emoticon
    2214 days ago
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