My dad came to visit for the weekend and we went out to eat for every meal and I didn't exercise at all. I am having a hard time getting motivated again. Any suggestions? I know "just do it", but I am not in the mood to think about eating at all, let alone six meals a day. Today is the start of week three for me and I did great for the first week and a half. But now I am feeling depressed. Motivation, please. :-) Thanks. Christie
Here's a gem from a low carb forum I'm a part of:
Go look at yourself in the mirror. naked.
That does it for most of us.
dont beat yourself up its all good just get back on track and believe you are worth the changes you are going to be seeing. your worth it
lipirata thats so funny, the mirror thing, it takes 28 days to form a habit, and bad habits are overcome by creating new habits, believe in yourself, because the battle is in the mind, if you say you cant do it, you cant, but let me say this i believe you can, your only limitations are those you impose on yourself, and if all else fails look in the mirror naked,
LOL... Um, yeah Rodie thats what I MEANT to say :)
to echo what has been said:
Do not beat yourself up over it.
Believe in yourself
Look at yourself in the mirror naked
and then know that deep down inside you have the strength to get back on track.
You can not get those lost days back, but you can get started again.
Once you start again, do not lament where you are versus where you would have been, that will just make you feel worse.
Like it says in the book, focus on progress not perfection
You can do this. Think about how you felt during the first week and a half. Wasn't it better than how you feel now? It only gets better when you stay with it. Look forward and take it one day (one workout... one meal) at a time. You can't change what is in the past but you can create the future! I'm starting week 3 also... we can do this!
You guys are going to think I'm a hard@$$ for posting this, but in my opinion you either want to do this or you don't.
That's what makes the difference in getting back at it when you have a long weekend of down time.
It's not the end of anything, it's the beginning of discovering what you really want for yourself. In my opinion you should kick yourself right in the seat of the pants until you are in the gym doing what you know you should be doing and until you are in that kitchen eating what you should be. Sugar coating screw ups in some way says it's ok for that to happen over and over and in the long run, you'll be stringing together 3 day free days again and again.
Wallowing in the things you can't change doesn't prepare you for the next time you are tempted to go on hiatus.
Get your head on straight and decide what YOU WANT and commit to yourself that this is what you want to do.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford
Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory
Christie, I did the exact same thing and I am going into week 7, so like Champster said don't beat your self up, just get back in the gym. I did this morning, missed two workouts, ran on Saturday, and picked up today. Felt good too. I did however look in the mirror and said "I can do this" and "I don't want this" gave me some motivation.
Just keep going, don't stop. I said I was going to complete this challenge even though I messed up, surely I will still see some results.
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