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Motivation Decrease

Monday, March 30, 2015

Good Morning all, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I however had a Motivational decrease. I done pretty good with my eating and tracking that, but when it came to exercise I failed big time. I just felt I had no energy & just didn't want to do anything. I , had a headache that seemed to last all weekend and still have it today. My shoulders & back is one big pain. All I feel like doing is climbing back in bed and sleeping for a few days. Does any of you ever get this way? And how in the world do you get out of this slump. Have a BLESSED day!!
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  • NDM2706
    Thanks to you all, LIFESGREAT2DAY I am more of a Exercise in the Evening Person lol, I am lucky to get myself & my kids out the door of a morning let alone Exercise. I work out in the small gym at work for cardio unless its a pretty day then I walk outside. I have a gazelle at home I try to use if I'm unable to get to the gym or walk outside. I also have a friend who I sometimes have access to their weight room where I do my strengthening exercise.
    2227 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12551381
    Of course we all get that way. That is just being human. We all have issues with motivating ourselves sometimes. I couldn't agree more with Lifesgreat2day. We are so lucky to be able to make these changes. I totally agree with people that aren't supportive as well. I don't associate with them. Folks that can't support me, don't deserve to be in my life.

    To get out of a slump I just tell myself I'm the only person that controls my actions. I am accountable for those actions. If I don't take action, no one will. You have to be your biggest advocate. If you aren't your biggest advocate, no one else can be. I've had issues in the past where I kept trying to get other folks to be my motivation. It doesn't work. You have to be your biggest advocate. I know you can do this. It may suck, but get up and just do 20 mins of exercise. Even if it's a video or a gentle walk around the block, you will feel better afterwards.

    Hang in there. You can do it!
    2228 days ago
    Good afternoon to you! I think we all have days like that. Especially when you are just starting out. It is so easy to sleep in and not want to get motivated to exercise. My time of the month week is really bad like that and that is where I really need to pull through.

    I just try and tell myself each day I have a choice. I ask if I like feeling icky and unhealthy. I ask how I got here in the first place and I am reminded that I need to get up and get out of bed, get off the couch and step away from the potato chips.

    I remind myself that I GET to exercise I GET to eat healthy I GET to have these choices. I am lucky I have all my arms and legs to allow me to exercise, I am lucky to have a job that allows me to buy healthy groceries and that I am here in America to be able to have all these choices.

    If someone isn't supportive of my new healthy lifestyle or tries to pull me back in saying just have this one piece of cake or why do you want to lose weight anyways? I am reminded that it is them, not me that is worried. I have the choice to pull past that, be strong and get on that treadmill! God has important roles/jobs for us to do on his behalf and I want to be healthy and strong for them!

    Are you a morning or night person? When do you most like to exercise? Do you work out at home or will you be using a gym? Let me know and we can virtually work out 'together' and check in when we are finished for the day.

    You can do this, you are strong and you will succeed in this!

    2229 days ago
    Anyone who says that they don't have those days/weekends is flat out lying lol. At least you ate well. Just get back on track this week. emoticon emoticon
    2229 days ago
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