Thursday, October 4, 2012


I am still having issues uploading photos. As soon as I can figure it out I will be sure to post the picture of my weight from October 1st.

One of my biggest struggles with weight loss has been staying motivated. You would think the risk of a myriad of diseases would be enough to get me off my butt everyday. I am certainly not a lazy person, I am actually pretty active in the normal day to day. That alone is probably the reason I have been able to at least maintain my current weight over the last few years. But quite obviously that is not good enough. I tend to convince myself that I will work out later. I put it off and then before I know it it is dinner time, then we have errands to run, the dog to walk, TV shows to watch and then time to go to bed. Yes those are clearly all excuses and I own that. I need to find the drive to get my workouts in first thing in the morning so they are out of the way and regardless of what comes up throughout the day and evening it doesn't matter because I have already put my time in.

So how do I keep myself motivated to get up every morning and put in my 60-90 minutes? It really should be as easy as waking up, putting on some workout clothes and just doing it. Yet somehow I always have that fight with myself of "ill do it later" instead of JUST DOING IT. It shouldn't be so complicated, yet it feels like it is. My other issue is that I seem to lose focus really easily. I will work out everyday for 2 weeks and be feeling great but then we will go out of town for the weekend or have a day or two of not feeling well. I get out of my routines and then my focus is gone and I am right back to square one. Frustrating.

But, upward and onward right? I know I can do this, I have done it before and I will do it again. One day and one pound at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck Evey! I can certainly relate to all of these challenges. One thing I've found that has worked for me is having an exercise date with one of my neighbors every Monday morning at 6 a.m. We walk a brisk 3-4 miles rain or shine. I noticed small changes right away, just by making that one small addition to my routine. I also think that hypnosis can work wonders in the appetite department. Although it was expensive, I also committed to one year of twice weekly personal training sessions. We always work on strength training and I think that has helped me even more than straight cardio has in the past. Anyway...just some ideas. I have a hard time sticking to a routine but if I know someone else is counting on me, I'm much better about it.