Thursday, January 14, 2010

Oh Motivation, where art thou?

So after having a pretty good, solid month of eating mostly right and working out, these past few days I've found myself in a bit of a slump. Maybe because it's I'm craving those not-so-good-for-you foods, or maybe it's because I've been up late again and tired (as usual), or maybe because I feel on some level I've "earned" a break and hey - yesterday was my birthday, too.

Whatever the reason, I'm sitting here trying to muster whatever little bit of motivation I can to keep going and not quit. It's just too easy...you don't workout one day, or the next...and then a couple weeks go by. I've worked too hard to lose ground.

This week I've worked out Monday. That's it. Nothing for the past two days and there was a bit of unhealthy eating going on, too. Not good. Tonight after the kids go to bed, my plan is to do Shred Level 1 and 2 to sort of kick my butt back into gear. I may well do the same again tomorrow night. I also haven't kept up with the water intake as much as I'd like this week. So I see more of that in my future, too.

How is everyone else doing? What do you do to stay motivated when you're in the thick of reaching your goal?

2 comments:

Kerrie T. said...

I'm going to do a post that sort of addresses this. Go back and read your blog archive. That works for me!

Shawnna Williams said...

Get a fitness magazine like Shape or Fitness or Oxygen. Reading all the diet and exercise advice motivates me to keep going.