Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My oh my....

My oh my where has the time gone? It's been 20 days since my last post. And would you believe it's been over that since my last workout. Yikes. I wish I had some awesome excuse like illness of injury but really it just comes down to laziness lack of motivation.
I'll just be transparent here and say I just haven't felt like working out. Not even in the slightest. I wish I could say that the reason I'm updating today is because I'm ready to get back at it but that would be a complete lie I still have no motivation.
I'm tired of working by butt off (I wish literally) and not seeing ANY results. I'm tired of watching what I eat, counting calories, and resisting yummy desserts with no benefit.
So right now I'm enjoying yummy desserts, staying in bed an hour longer, and wearing my cute purple running shoes to the grocery store, and you know what? My scale hasn't budged one bit and all my clothes still fit so you can probably see my frustration.
I'm the same size no matter what I eat or how hard I work out. So why starve myself and work my butt off when I can eat what I want and be lazy and look the same?
Don't get me wrong, I plan to start back eventually. I enjoy working out most days, and I really have found a love for running and want to continue that but right now I'm ok with my lack of motivation (read: laziness) and am not feeling guilty about it.

So ladies, I know we've all had struggles on our weight-loss journey 
  • What kept you going? 
  • What's your motivation? 
  • What's the one thing that you know helped you toward your goals? 

Here is one of my motivations....
Engament pic of Josh and I 2005

I want to be that girl again. And the worst part.....I thought I was fat then. *Ugh*

True Story



  1. You can do it girl. No shame in taking a little break. I stopped counting calories because I was on a 5 month plateau. I am now doing Weight Watchers and I LOVE it. I am not near as hungry as when I was restricting calories.

  2. Weight Watchers was my jump start. I love food so I knew I needed something where I could still eat what I wanted. It's a point based program and I know that sounds confusing but I assure you its not. They have helpful tools that help you know how many points everything is. I could east what I wanted with in reason and still lose weight. Especially at first the pounds melted off. You want a donut... Eat it, but be mindful of how many points its worth to balance the rest of your points for the day.

    Once the pounds started coming off that was huge motivation to keep it up and add exercise to only help me drop more lbs. I still kind of do ww. The most helpful thing I learned was at first write everything you eat down. They say if you nibble it, then scribble it. If you bite it, write it. This was a huge eye opener on how I was eating mindlessly without realizing it.

    The other thing that pushes me is pinterest. When I feel lazy or not motivated I go to the health and fitness category and am inspired by the "tonedness" of the people giving advice, quotes or workout routines. I created a board and pin things that help motivate me and some days I have to read them over and over and remind myself why I'm doing it all. I have been pleased with how well this makes me second guess that cookie I want or the nap I'd rather take than working out.

    Lastly, the best advice I can give you is to workout even when you don't feel like it. You'll never regret a workout. You'll only regret not doing it. Create a schedule and do something different everyday. I get bored easily so I need new scenery and new challenges. That will help make it more interesting.

    Hope this stuff helps you. I'm certainly no expert... this is just stuff I've found to be most helpful for me.

  3. Oh that e-card is soooooo true! It's so hard to see ourselves as we really are, isn't it? Glad you found me through Skinny Meg's blog. I'll be following you! Way to go on the half training! I just finished half number 2 a few weeks ago. It is such a huge accomplishment and you'll be so proud of yourself when you finish!