Sunday, August 12, 2012

Motivation, where are you hiding?

I have misplaced my motivation.  It was easy to find at the beginning of the summer.   I was going to water-aerobics each morning.  I felt great.  Then work interferred and I started having 7 am meetings.  My classes started at 7 am.  When the meetings started my motivation went into hiding.  I haven't been able to find it again.

My mom is losing weight.  My cousin has posted some great weight loss on Facebook.  My son is exercising every night.  The more people I see successfully doing something I am not should bring back my motivation.  Right?  Wrong.  My motivation has been even harder to find. 

I keep waiting for THE MOMENT or THE THING that will get me moving and feeling better.  It is elusive.  I know, I need to do it for myself.  But negativity is a terrible things and I think, "Will doing this really change my life, change me, make me a different person?" The answer comes back as "No!'.  Really?  That's not fair.  It should make me feel better and isn't that what I need?  I know it is.  I need to feel better.  I'm just not motivated.

I'll keep looking. Maybe I will find it.


Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I am exercising like a fiend and gaining weight. I think I am the only person who exercises and gains weight.

mCat said...

It will come. Keep the positive self talk, and it will come!

Cynthia said...

I'm in the same boat. Megan has lost a bunch of weight and I've regained the weight I lost a few years ago- so disheartening. Now that I work, it's so hard to find time to exercise and I'm kicking myself for not getting the weight off- and keeping it off- when I was a SAHM!

I am currently reading the book "Wheat Belly" and I think it really applies to our "Nielson" genes. Maybe it will help you?