Friday, January 23, 2009

Frustration

You know, I am finding it hard to get motivated to get back into shape. I know I should exercise and all that jazz but I can't seem to make the time or have the energy to do it. I used to do so good! I exercised at least 3 days a week, or more. I ate well and I lost weight. Then I got so sick about 18 months ago. I had liver problems and after weeks of suffering, not knowing what was going on or what to do about it and seeing doctor after doctor and having test after test, all the problems just went away. I was so thankful for that! But I'd lost my "groove" by that point. I haven't gained any weight since that time, a fact that I am very thankful for. I eat well, not perfectly, but good. I still like my sweets but I don't eat them all the time. I have been stuck at the same weight for 18 months now and I know I could get off the plateau if I could make myself exercise like I need to. I've had different people tell me about gyms they belong to or how getting up early works for them, and that just doesn't help. I don't have money to go to a gym and I can not for the life of me get up an hour earlier than I need to to exercise. What am I going to do? I know I need to still loose about 40 pounds and to get there, I need to exercise. But where am I going to find my motivation? I hear about my friends exercising and doing well and all it does is make me depressed.

Well I had to just get that off my chest. I don't know what else to do or how to fix the problem but I just had to vent for a minute. If anyone knows how to get me motivated, I'll listen!!

6 comments:

Ku'uipo said...

I agree with you. It is so frustrating and like you I cannot pull myself out of bed an hour early. I feel like I am in the same boat. I think if you just do what you can at home, you really don't need a gym. Start lifting weights (or just tote a baby around all day like I do), sit ups, anything! You can do it, just a little bit at a time. I know you know how to work out because when we were in school we worked out little butts off! Guess we could do it again! LOL

Tori said...

Come to aerobics with us at the church. Mon, Wed, Fri. at 9am. The kids run around while the mom's exercise. My kids bring their scooters and play with the other kids.

Amie and Karl said...

When you find your motivation let me know then I can have some to I have done the same thing was really good at it for awhile then life happened and I have not gotten back in the groove so I agree help!!!!

heather said...

I hadn't exercised at all for ten years..yep, ten! Then my husband and I started helping each other by trading off kids/ workout last week. I also like Pilates videos or the Wii fit. You can do it!!!!

Jaimie said...

I know what you mean, it's hard to get started. If I were there, we could work out together! :) It would be easier if you could find a partner, then you could motivate each other. I'm trying to get into workout mode also. Good luck!

Adam and Kollen Marchant Family said...

Liver problems I had no idea. I'm glad to hear that you are alright now though. I don't have any great tips for getting your groove back. my motivation is I can't afford to go by bigger clothes so if I want to run around naked I better lose some weight and then I just do a 20 min video oh and the WII Fit helps to. So good luck with that.