Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Motivation/Consistency Problems

... I guess this is where the trainer comes in handy.

I am having problems getting it together. I know what I need to do, but making myself do it is another story. Yesterday, I kept telling myself that I needed to get to the gym to do my elliptical workout... I didn't listen. Today, I am supposed to do a run/walk workout. I also have 15 other things that I need to do before I start yet another 14-day stretch at work. Hoping I can find the time and motivation to actually do it.

and now for the pity party...
What is wrong with me? I can't seem to figure out why I sabotage myself. I am my own worst enemy. I'm angry and disappointed with myself. Agghh!

OK, now that that's out my system... what's next? I guess I have to just keep trying. After all, I'm in this for the long haul, right. If it were easy, I would have done it a long time ago.

Happy Wednesday!


ashley!nocera said...

I can totally relate to this post. But just keep plugging away at it and eventually you'll start seeing some awesome results and the motivation will follow. I know it's a lot easier said than done, trust me I know, but it is a cycle. All you have to do is break day at a time. YOU CAN DO THIS! :)

Jill said...

Hi Laura,
Have you ever tried Jazzercise? I know you have a crazy work schedule but Jazzercise is the only form of exercise that I have ever stuck with longer than a few months and I love it. Not only do you have the "accountability" of a lot of great women at each class (with all types of bodies, endurance levels and training goals), but it is also actually fun.

For someone who NEVER exercised, for the last 4 years I have been going 4-5 times a week (60 minute classes). I look forward to it and HATE when I have to miss class. It's a great cardio workout and has fun weight training incorporated into it. I would recommend giving it a try. Gyms don't work for me and I hate all the bouncing bunnies there.

Good luck, girl! You can do it!

DC Food Blog said...

Do you have a yoga mat? I'm finding if I at least do a round of stretches and some push-up/sit-ups on my lack of motivation days, I can at least say I did something related to my body.