Friday, June 26, 2009

Dear Motivation Thief:

I realize it's been quite some time since you stole my motivation...going on a year, no doubt. And I realize that I didn't really put up much of a stink when it happened. In reality, I was probably just the tiniest bit glad to get that old monkey off my back for awhile. But, I do believe that's its been long enough. I'm gonna need you to go ahead and bring my motivation home now. I need it. Badly.

Diet Alone Ain't Cuttin' It

Okay, seriously, what is going on with the no exercise? No matter how great my intentions are during the day, when it comes down to finally getting ready to go do the damn thing, I chicken out! I did GREAT with my eating last week and it paid off in the loss of another pound. This week, still good, but not good enough. I've been getting anywhere from 1600 - 1800 a day this week and unfortunately for my metabolism, that isn't going to do any good :( I really need to keep it at 1200 - 1400 to lose any weight. Bummer!

I think I'm mostly disappointed in myself because the past 3 summers I've sworn to myself that I was gonna be bathing suit ready BEFORE summer hit and now I'm staring at the back end of June in no better place than I was 3 months ago! Grrrr...I need a swift kick in the behind!


  1. can i tell you what did it for me? i signed up for a gym membership in january, had the whole month free. finally, the last week in APRIL i went to the gym for the first time. and i finally realized that the guilt i felt for not going was a whole lot worse than the actual working out. i think once you go, you'll remember that you enjoyed it once upon a time. baby steps. just promise yourself 20 mins on the treadmill, and then you can leave if you want. it'll get easier, but you have to just do it the first time. i kick myself, too. had i started in january, i would be bathing suit ready now! next year.....

  2. I was reading a thing about goals and looking at the goals I set for the beginning of the year. I haven't done half of the things on it. Mostly because my goals were WAAAAYYYYYYY to long of a stretch. Instead of bathing suit body, I should have put 5 pounds by a certain date. Sarah is right, you have to do baby steps. Usually when I get back in the gym, I feel great afterward and I think, "What the crap was my problem not getting in the gym, I feel great". I have to remind myself of that feeling.