Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Help!! I Need MOTIVATION!!

Hello Blog World! It's been awhile. I've made it pretty clear that I am down in the dumps when it comes to my workouts lately. I was hoping being in a new city and getting back into the swing of things would help, but unfortunately it hasn't. I was pretty embarrassed to write anything on my blog since here I am trying to be fit and I can't seem to get myself to do my normal routine. My husband even asked me why I haven't been blogging. He knows how much I enjoy it and how much I like to motivate others to be a healthier version of themselves. But how can I preach something that I myself am currently not practicing? How can I tell someone to get out and be active when I can't motivate myself to go for a run?
I am only human and I know that I will go through this time and time again. It just feels like this time around though, I can't seem to get out of it. I am not one to make excuses but honestly this time around I can list many reasons why I may be in the dumps, but who wants a pity party? I certainly don't! I want to snap out of it and get back to my running/workout routine. 

What I want is to find my workout mojo back and get into my groove back. I want to be able to put on my clothes and be happy with myself. Yeah I have gained weight...I can feel it. My pants feel tighter and areas of my body are jiggling a little to much. Some of my "loose" shirts aren't so loose anymore. It is so depressing that all my hard work is slipping away and as much as I want to get out there and fix it, I have absolutely no energy to do it! It is so incredibly frustrating if you ask me!

To make matters worse my diet is off. Well I am not one to really diet but I do like to eat healthy. Before I used to have enough will power to turn down the sweets or any type of unhealthy snack. Now a days I can't seem to lay off the chocolate or chips! I've gone overboard. I am slowly incorporating my old eating habits but it's hard. Once you fall off your routine it is tough to get back. I am envious of those that can just get it together right away. I am not that way this time around. 

My husband was the one who told me blog about this and to be honest with myself and my readers. I started this blog to hold myself accountable and in return I started motivating others which was awesome! He said my readers would be able to relate to what I am going through so this is my current situation. It sucks but I need help. I need motivation!! 

So I have a few questions for you:
  1. How do you motivate yourself to workout?
  2. What do you do when you fall from your routine?
  3. Do you journal? Does that help?
  4. Do you have mantras to help you get through the tough days?
  5. Any other motivational tips to help me get through this phase?

Thank you!

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  1. thanks for being honest! sometimes it happens to all of us. my diet was out of control after the holidays and i just did a reset juice cleanse to get back on track. for workouts, what gets me going is meeting up with friends. even doing that online - making a promise to a friend far away that i will run/workout/etc on a day and then checking in might help!

    1. Thanks Courtney! I do miss my running partner and some of my friends I would take classes with. I am hoping to find new people to run with around San Diego.

  2. Totally happens to every person. Sometimes, when I go onto other blogs, I get the picture that everyone eats 90% clean most of the time, except for me and no one ever misses a workout. Well, as I've been following more and more I can identify with everyone that I follow. We miss a few days. We enjoy the holidays, the desserts. Our routine gets thrown off, but what helps me the most is just forgetting about the past days and getting in a workout today and then tomorrow. I like to move for at least 20 minutes. If I pressure myself to do an hour everyday when I'm not training for something big it becomes more of a chore than something that is fun and enjoyable!

    1. Emily you are so right! I need to really take it one day at a time. Baby steps are going to be needed to get myself back into shape. Thank you!

  3. Blogging is a beautiful thing, that includes the good and not-so-good. Props to you for taking this honest route!! Life ebbs and flows, unfortunately, and I've had off weeks, too. Journaling helps, even if it's just a few words of how you feel/what you ate. Could the transition have put your body into a little state of stress? Doing the things that help you unwind (maybe a little more often than normal) could help you ease back into your routine :)

    1. Jess I thought the move might have had something to do with it. But it may have been just a combination of so many things! I have been here for a few weeks now so I was hoping to get back into my normal routine but so far nothing! It is frustrating but I am just going to take it one day at a time. :)

  4. YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER feel embarrassed about posting things on your blog! It's YOUR DOMAIN! Your blog should actually be your source of motivation because we are all here to cheer you on!

    How do you motivate yourself to workout?

    I know how amazing I feel AFTERWARDS!!! That always gets me to the gym! ;)

    What do you do when you fall from your routine?

    I never do actually! :o

    Do you journal? Does that help?

    No journal necessary, I have my work outs ingrained in my brain!

    Do you have mantras to help you get through the tough days?

    DO ANYTHING!!!! Just get moving!

    Any other motivational tips to help me get through this phase?

    I actually work out FIRST THING in the morning before my brain wakes up and knows what it's doing! lol

    1. Gigi thank you so much for your comment! It was just what I needed to hear. I need to get back to working out first thing in the morning.

  5. I know exactly how you feel! I moved to Alaska around this time last year and not only was my entire fitness routine and food situation thrown off, I had to adjust to a new job and living situation and time zone! It really threw off my running and I still don't totally have it together. The hardest thing is the first workout - it's going to suck, but it's okay. Once you get in the swing of it again you'll start feeling so much better! Good luck!

    1. It truly sucks feeling this way, but I am trying to take it one day at a time. Thanks Kristen! :)

  6. I agree with the other commenters on here and cannot think of anything else to add. I think that your honesty and reaching out is the first step for sure! I will be praying you can make it through this season and find your motivation again!

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