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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Think a lot about that word today...exhausted and just not motivated...wishing I had an exercise buddy to go to the gym with.. Went yesterday and plan to go again in the morning Super glad for this app cause I struggle on days like this to do mindless stress eating, etc and it helps keep me aware of what's going into my mouth... Came home from work and slept a solid 2 hours, which never happens and now I'm slowly getting some necessary housework done - just lacking energy and so tempting to go to bed super early tonight.... Does anyone have any ideas for how to push thru times like this, and fire up the energy and motivation? Any tricks, self-talk, etc that you use to power thru when your body just seems to drag and the last thing you want to do is interact at a crowded gym and work out??? Need some practical tips and ideas....
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    It takes extra effort to get out to the gym.
    On days when that's too much, try something at home.

    My daughter once told me that I could do anything for 2 minutes.
    So I'd commit to 2 minutes of exercise. Funny thing that 2 would turn into 10 and even more.

    The necessary exercise that I don't like to do is strength training. DD bought me a set of dumbbells and I put them right in front of the TV, When I'm watching a favorite show, I pick them up, starting with lighter weights. As the show goes on, I progress to heavier ones. I also do it sitting in a chair. The time passes quickly.

    1535 days ago
  • J38850
    Well I don't go to the gym I work out at home. I don't know if there is a way to get motivated to work out I guess you just tell yourself that you want to get healthy and be the person you always know you could be.Just do it for you🎉
    1535 days ago
    Thanks, MAYIE53, of luck to you as well!
    1535 days ago
  • MAYIE53
    Wish I could help you out but I have been doing exactly what you have, afternoon napping, sitting on the couch reading reading reading. I'm pretty frustrated that I have gained an additional 20 pounds in the last little while and don't seem able to turn things around. I do not belong to a gym and therefore have to rely on myself to get motivated. Best of luck. I hope that you get lots of good ideas from other Sparkers.
    1535 days ago
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