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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Staying Motivated



I was on a roll for a while with my weight loss, healthy eating, and exercise.  Then I hit a plateau and ate a few too many s'mores while camping and my roll slowed significantly to more of a dawdle.

That's the thing with exercise and a healthy lifestyle: life happens.

So it has to be just that...a lifestyle.  I'm not looking for a miracle or fad, I'm looking for permanence.  Even if that means getting rid of some articles of clothing that will never fit again or never fitting back into my wedding dress.  I just want something that keeps me healthy and sticks.  Ya know?  It's okay if it takes more than a few days or weeks even.

Do you have any tricks to stay motivated?

I looooove working out.  I'm one of those weirdos that actually enjoy running.  Breaking a sweat is my jam and using the equipment at the gym is one of my favorite ways to do it.  I think the biggest problem is time.  You too?

It's so easy to get caught up in the dishes and laundry and diapers and don't even get me started about the tv.  If that thing gets turned on, I'm pretty much doomed and my chances of accomplishing anything practically diminish.  It's a time-suck.

I declared today the first day of 30 Day Shred for me.  I have to admit I'm already fearing and doubting myself.  And I hate it!  I'm already worried I will be too sore, too tired, or too busy to get in 30 minutes a day.  But I must.  I have to get motivated.  I have to get my routine back.  I have to take care of myself...for my self!

So, I'm going to be okay with being sore.  I'm going to make 30 minutes for this each day.  And I'm going to start with the modified exercises if need be.  I'm going to do this.

So, here we go.  Join me?

Linking with Katie

5 comments:

  1. You are going to kick booty girl! It's definitely hard to find the time, and once you get out of your routine it's 100x harder to get back going. For me at least. I'm not saying that to be negative, but I've just had quite a time finding my rhythm again after missing it for months. But yeah there is NOTHING like a good sweat fest. Good luck! You got this!

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  2. I loooove the 30 day shred! Jillian is just awesome. Now that I'm a mom, I definitely have wayyyy less time than I did before, so I definitely relate! Setting a goal is always motivating to me, like a vacation in the future to get toned up for, or a cute new bikini. I'll be sharing a whole post of what motivates me next week, so keep an eye out for that :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    xo

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  3. you can do it!!! the ONLY way I can really keep myself motivated is constantly telling myself "you are running today" on days when I have a window to run. My husband works long shifts plus he's in school plus has clinical. So there are few windows each week that I can workout - I thankfully get to utilize my lunch hour at work to exercise as well, but, like you, I love running! So when I have days that I can run (ideally 3 a week) I take them. Rain or shine. It's hard but I just tell myself "if I don't do it now, I can't run again for X number of days" that uuuuusssuuuallly gets me out the door. Not gonna lie. There have been times that I said it is just raining too hard or I am just way too tired. And don't go.
    It's HARD. It is way harder than I ever thought it would be. Nap times are spent on me (which I love) but I always thought that would be my window to exercise. But you are doing great and setting a great example for your son! If you can't muster up the 30min every day, that's fine too! It's ok to be sore and tired and take breaks. You are a new mom. A wife. A teacher. It takes a loooot. I think you're doing amazing.

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  4. I'm late to this, but I think I will join you. It's hard to find the time as a new mom and even more difficult to be motivated. My postpartum body image has taken a serious hit! I think feeling sore will actually help motivate me.

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  5. I'm right there with you on this. Been struggling with motivation for a while!

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