Anyone else hit a slump halfway through? I seem to be lacking motivation this week. I am tired. Had a busy weekend with my sister's baby shower on Saturday. Ate like a maniac on Sunday free day. Missed my first workout in 7 weeks yesterday because I overslept, which I know is an excuse because I could have gone last night after work. I made it to the gym and hammered out a great LBWO this morning and it felt great. But I need to revive the gung ho attitude I have had up until this week. I am seeing great results and have no intention of quitting at this point. Just wondering if anyone hit a low point and how you got your mojo back? : )
The only thing that can stop me. . . . . . . . . . is ME!!!! JEN
Its funny you wrote this- I was just thinking about how hard weeks 6 and 7 were. They were dreadful to me. I felt totally zapped of energy and kept thinking to myself.... I could have starved myself and been twice as thin by now. I hardly see any results!!! But I kept going. I am so glad that I had. About week 8 (this week) I tossed out 2 pairs of pants because they do not FIT anymore!!
What I did was this:
re-read BFL book, switch up my exercises and revamp my menu items. I came up with new recipes. Find what gets you excited about BFL and go with it!
AT LEAST YOU LAST UNTIL WEEK 7 TO HAVE A SLUMO. I HAD MINE AT THE END OF WEEK 3 AND WEEK4. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
Nice suggestions Stacy.
I am going to try that.
"What you put in, is what you are going to get back."
Thanks Stacy for the suggestions. I actually played around in the kitchen today and found a few new things to eat. And I added a few new exercises to my LBWO this morning that I'm pretty jazzed about. I think I just need to keep picturing myself at the end of my 12 weeks and power through!
Absolutely I got a funk on week 5-6. I am in Challenge 3 and it happened all 3 times. Hang in there, it will get better.
I think I hit the same slump around Week 6. It was the first time I started thinking. "Is this over yet?" Now I'm in Week 9 thinking "I need more weeks! I'm not ready!" I also started to mix up my exercises at that point and I think that's when I discovered fish again because I got so sick of chicken breasts. I like to try on my bathing suit whenever I feel like I'm losing motivation. The progress encourages me, and the areas needing work motivate me even more! Your mojo will return!
Stacy's ideas are great. Change up the exercises, get a few new food ideas, and re-read the book. easy, simple, it works! So, when I get there (and I am sure my slump is due soon) that is exactly what I will do!
Yes I agree with Stacy.. Weeks 6 and 7 are tourture but just you wait to see the results. Your machine(Metabolism) is burning now!!!!
I'm also in week 7 but am all jazzed..mainly cuz i got new music from iTunes...Shape Cardio workout called Now & Then...it's a moderate pace which is perfect for my treadmill HIIT and I also listen during weights. It's uplifting...I added some of my own stuff at the end for cool down and inspiration.
It's working great...the minute I put the plugs in...I get all revved up to go workout. (I edited it and don't use all the songs). Hope this helps..
Tammy - Atlanta
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