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Friday, September 20, 2013

What keeps you motivated? Is it a rewards system? A motivational saying or picture? A upcoming event? I need to figure something out I seem to be stuck here at the half way point. It's not that I have plateaued I just seem to have gotten lazy about everything lately. I don't have time I don't have energy my kids are sick my fiancé is working crazy overtime I have a million reasons whey I can't and they always seem to overshadow the reasons I can. It feels like I've been here doing the weight loss thing forever I've been here off and on since 2006 I just want to be done!

To be fair it's not like those were wasted years, I'm trying to focus on the positive I got serious about spark in 2010 at around 195lbs since then I've had another baby but still managed to lose 30lbs successfully I look at my spark page and see the original set of goals I set for myself back then -to go up a flight of stairs without getting winded, done! to be able to wear a single digit pant size, not quite but I did go from a 16 to a 10 so I'm close and at least making progress, to have the energy to do things instead of just sitting around, I do find myself sitting out of less activities I'm confident in my ability to be able to keep up with others who are being active so I am more likely to participate- to lose enough weight that my boobs shrink, well I still feel like they're huge but I'd say they've gone down a cup size at least-to wear shorts again-this may never happen I'm learning to accept it.-to adopt healthy habits to pass to my kids, done my kids eat super healthy and love fruits and veggies they prefer water over other drinks and we try to do active things as a family regularly.- to finally be out of the obese bmi category, close again 4lbs away from that mark

So while I may not have met all my goals I have at least made progress on all of them and it's not like I want to give up I just need to get my second wind so to speak.
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    Well, right now my motivation is to get back to how "good" I was feeling before I got pregnant again. Not that I was feeling fantastic, but at least I was able to move without cringing in pain. A current motivation is the Fall Challenge, which I'm partaking in despite being pregnant and soon to be postpartum, even if I have to modify. And let me say I'm super excited that week one is definitely achievable goals for me. Another motivation, my best friend just told me that he's trying to get a job with the FBI. He needs to meet certain physical fitness goals to even be considered and he needs a workout buddy to keep him motivated. So imagine, that means that I can work along side him to help him achieve his goals, and you know I'll end up meeting mine in there somewhere along the lines as well. And I also really want to be able to keep up with my kids, so that's another great motivation. I can't tell you how many times I have to chase my daughter down because she's gotten into some sort of trouble or is headed into the street or something equally dangerous... she has zero fear. So that's what keeps me motivated. But we all also have different motivations, so you definitely need to find yours.

    Be that as it may, you are making great progress towards your goals and despite hitting a plateau or having a current lack of motivation, you need to be proud of yourself for how far you've come! You're doing a great job! And you can do it! Just don't stop believing!
    1678 days ago
    emoticon You are doing great!!

    I have issues with staying on track on the weekends. I can plan out meals and get my exercise in during the week, but weekends seem to be a free for all on food and a reason to be lazy when it comes to fitness. I'm trying to change that. As far as motivation, I don't know exactly. I don't have any inspirational pictures or sayings hanging up. I just WANT this. I want to feel comfortable and not so awkward. You'll get there. Sit down and think about why YOU want this. Maybe it will spark some motivation!
    1679 days ago
    emoticon you've done excellent!

    Have you considered a C25K program? Signing up for a race may be the motivation you need!
    1679 days ago
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