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Friday, October 28, 2011

Ashley's Story: Have You Seen my Motivation?

This is one of those weeks that I've been dreading. I knew I'd get to this point, but I didn't think it would be so soon after my great measurements. I've lost my motivation. Have you seen it?

Last week, I talked about taking care of yourself when you're trying to take care of everyone around you. Well, after my daughter got better, my son got sick, and then my husband starting throwing up. I've been trying to finish Halloween costumes. My house is a wreck. I'm feeling very ambivalent about my job, but reminding myself that I'm lucky to have work. 

I'm in one of those places where things aren't really bad per se, and I know they could be much worse, but I'm just not feeling motivated to do anything right now. I'm trying to tell myself that this journey isn't about losing weight, but instead about being healthy. I'm still working out, but my eating has been horrible. It seems like I have so far to go and I'll never get there. I've tried and failed so many times. What's different about this one?

This will pass. I'll move forward once again, but for now, it's just one of those weeks. I know you've all been there, too. So, how do you kick start your motivation? Where do you look when your mojo is hiding? How do  you keep going when you feel like your goal is so far away?

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Dig deep, you will find it. Go out for a walk.. or get to a bootcamp. We are all in the same boat at one point, and that is why I love this group so far... I feel like staying in bed every morning, but I get up, and when I get to bootcamp, I am so glad that I made that choice. Everyone can relate, and stop with feeling bad for bad food choices, its life. It doesnt mean that you are back to square one.. It just means that you had a moment, or two or three and now, its time to get back into the groove of things. I went to a 1 yr old birthday party and told myself i would be good, and i ended up having 2 cupcakes! YIKES! But I cant feel guilty, I have been eating good, and its bound to happen at some point. I cant be mad at myself for indulging.. at least they were white cake mix and cool whip topping... so... find the positive in everything. Negativity will only make you wanna indulge more and give up... BUT dont give up. Just start your morning on the right foot, healthy breakfast, high protein and fibers... drink your water!!!! And get outside for a walk or run, or whatever you do... your mojo will come.. DIG DEEP. YOU can DO IT!