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Losing Motivation....

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I hate to admit it, but I guess it happens to the best of us. I am losing motivation for being active. This week has been a struggle to do even housework. I think it has to do with a lot of stress going on right now in life, but I really need some help getting it back. My diet has been pretty good, I haven't been binging out and am still really watching my food choices, but having a serious lack of energy.
I get tired just thinking about what I need to get done around the house... Not like me at all. I was ill for a couple days so maybe that's part of the problem. I have no interest at all in going to the gym lately, it just bores me to think about. Id like to start walking at the park a few days a week to help keep me going, but as I said once the time comes I just don't feel like it. Really need to dig myself out of this sluggishness I have gotten into. emoticon
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  • LORI2562
    I haven't lost my motivation as of yet - but it is something that has happened to me so many times in the past - I can relate to how you are feeling.

    Actually, as I get closer to my goal weight I am worried about getting of track and losing my motivation. I can be very dedicated to losing the weight, but not so good at keeping it off. I just started to look into the idea of getting a FitBit to see if that will aid in keeping my motivation going.

    I hope you find your motivation SPARK and get back on track and feeling better!
    2529 days ago
  • REVMAN1971
    I can relate to how you are feeling. Most of my exercise has been on my treadmill and has been sporadic at times. Now that I have finished with some holidays I am hoping to get back on track. Eating has not been a problem for me but I do need to exercise more often than I do.
    Keep plugging away at what you are doing - don't give up. Wishing you all the best.
    2529 days ago
  • CANDIK48
    Sometimes the best way to dig out of a rut is to force yourself to do it. I know there are times when I feel so overwhelmed about what I should be doing that I find myself sitting on my butt instead of doing what I need to. The result? I'm even more in a rut because what I should have done before is now sitting there along with the stuff I should be doing next. Put some music with a good beat on, start small, rearrange the coffee table, next thing you know, you'll be picking up and putting away stuff, then vacuuming then who knows what else. Before you know it, it'll all be done and you'll feel so good about your accomplishments you'll find yourself putting on your walking shoes and heading out the door.

    The key to this is just doing it, not quitting and not giving up. Keep moving in little ways forward and the momentum will carry you.
    2529 days ago
    sometimes when Im coming to my "monthly cycle" I get like that. also if you have a lot of stress in your life right now that will affect your energy and moods.
    Don't beat yourself up, but you need to force yourself to do something active, go for a walk in a pretty park (or someplace pretty) for about an hour, bring your ipod or Walkman and listen to uplifting music, while walking. I guarantee that it will help with your sluggishness. Don't push yourself on the walk take your time, enjoy the scenery, do it for YOU not for exercise.
    2529 days ago
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