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How do I get my groove back?

Monday, February 04, 2013

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, or at least that's what my mother would tell me as a kid. Seems like she was right all along. I had great plans for the beginning of the year... how much have I accomplished, you ask? ZERO, nothing, nada. Ok so I got sick, and ok, so I broke up with my old gym but that shouldn't mean that I have an accumulated ZERO intentional fitness minutes for the year!

I am appalled that I have gotten back up to my starting weight. I can't believe that I have no motivation to get out of bed to work out in the morning. I get home at night and sit on the couch wishing that I had the energy and motivation to heft my giant @$$ off the couch and do something. But instead I am sad that I haven't done it. I miss spring and warm weather. I miss riding my bike everywhere and enjoying it. I know I can make things work if I can just start a habit.

Every day the alarm goes off at 5am and I get out of bed to snooze it. It's dark and cold, so I plug in my space heater (because my apartment is beyond cold in the mornings and the property managers are super cheap) and I always wind up back in bed trying to warm up. After snoozing the alarm for 15 minutes, I reset it for 6am. Every. Day. I don't know how to fix that other than to wait for spring. But I want to be in ok shape by spring so that's not going to work for me.

I still haven't signed up for the new gym... it's just in the next suite from my office and yet, the thought of going over and plopping down cash for something I am less than motivated to use seems insane.

I don't know how to get my mojo back but I know I hate my body and how it feels but somehow that's not enough to make me change. Maybe if it didn't take me the better part of a year to lose 15 lbs and could see some change it wouldn't be so hard. I am going to las Vegas in just over a month and that isn't motivation.

I don't know. Maybe something will give me an ah-ha moment. Until then I will be quietly lurking in the shadows.
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  • MEDUSA1977
    Small steps are the way to go! It can be something as simple as getting up at 5-10 minutes early and just stretching for 10 minutes or just one fun activity per week like signing up for tango or other dance lessons, or maybe even something like joining dodgeball team (which by the by I am seriously considering, hehe). Or like Jamie (or Jaime, not sure how she spells it) just finding something enjoyable like her target nights. One thing I like to do in the city is just pick a random neighborhood on a weekend and explore, it sort of feels like vacation and I end up walking a ton.

    I'm in the hood so if you ever want a workout buddy for a class or just walking around chase or wells park track even, just let me know. Although I love my husband he doesn't always make for the liveliest workout buddy. I think even admitting your lack of motivation means your confronting it and taking the first steps!
    3096 days ago
    I too agree start slowly 5-10mins face paced walking or even shadow boxing...

    God bless,

    3096 days ago
    Start slow. Set very small fitness goals until you work your way up to going to the gym each morning. Something that is challenging for you but requires little time

    Start with
    -push-ups and sit-ups each morning - just 5 or 10 minutes

    Then add
    -marching in place, jogging in place or lunges

    Throw in some yoga or stretching.

    SP has lots of videos and ideas. Before you know it, you'll have a whole routine in place. If you miss a day, move on. You'll in the groove in no time!
    3096 days ago
    you know my situation: i have been over my spark starting weight for 2 years now. If you are eating in your calorie range and being active- talk to your doctor. it took me two years to finally do that and i'm off to see the endocrinologist soon to hopefully find answers.
    It is so so so hard here during the winter! If i don't consistently take my vitamin D- I can't move my A$$. and i desperately miss being outdoors. OH god how I miss it. Right now, I'm using my FitBit to try and keep my steps up. I take the long way around the office to get to the ladies room and sometimes just go for a walk around the floor or hit up the stairwell for some flights of stairs. I've also taken to going to target at least once a week. at 7:30 on a week night my suburban target is freaking empty and I just walk the isles. I can walk around target forever... the tricky part is not buying extra stuff! last week- i got in 3000 extra steps at target! And now i'm working on upping my ST- I want to kill those kettle bell squats. I want to do more! I want to increase my reps! so instead of focusing on the scale- which never moves, i'm focusing on that NSV!
    3096 days ago
    Small steps, sweetheart. Achievable, small goals that you gradually build on. *hugs*
    3096 days ago
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