Wednesday, February 23, 2011


As I'm reading the blogs that I follow I just keep getting more and more depressed. I feel like I should be doing more to help myself on this journey, but I just don't know how to get started. I've been trying to go for a walk everyday but it's so hard for me to get motivated. I would much rather sit on my fat butt and watch tv or get consumed on this computer. That's not going to help me, I know but how do I get motivated and stay motivated?
I'm so ready to be skinny and healthy, but I'm at a loss here. I'm doing good with my eating for the most part, but exercising is not happening as regular as I would like and as it should be. I will do really good for a few days and then talk myself out of doing or not even think about it. I'm signing up to do the Relay for Life in June and would like to be in better shape by then. I have a few months until then, but if I keep going down this path I fear I will still be in this shape.

What worked for you? Do you have any suggestions, ideas or just some words of encouragement. Happy hump day everyone!!


  1. Just get active... You don't have to throw yourself into a gym.. Try to do Physical activity everyday.. Take your daughter swimming, Go for a walk, see if there are any zumba classes near much fun!!! Try for 30 min a day!!! Oh and Have fun!!!!

  2. I have the same problem. I am on WW and doing the online tracker. I started putting in my 10 minute walk to the mailbox and back and lo and behold I get one point for that. Today the winds are just nasty cold or maybe I'd have gone further.

  3. What works for me when I am lacking motivation is thinking about how I'll feel in an hour. Do I want to feel proud, accomplished, and energized? Or sluggish, irritable, and disappointed in myself? That usually gets me out of bed and to the gym! Good luck!

  4. Love Leslie Sansone DVDs. You can come up with a weekly goal--walk 5 miles...walk 10 miles--and use her DVDs to get there :)