Post # 1
I’ve been off the wagon for… well, too long. I keep toying around with “yeah I should probably start today” with no real intentions. But today I’m getting serious!
I need to eat better in general and get more exercise.
Back when I would eat healthier and work out I didn’t see results fast enough (I know, wah wah wah) so I would quit. It wasn’t until I quit I realized how great I felt THEN and how lousy I feel when I don’t eat right or work out.
So share your inspirations, quotes, advice, and motivators!
Post # 4
@whoa_its_ash: Haha YES! I love them, especially in winter (to stick in my boots!)
Post # 5
I weigh myself 5 days a week, and keep a record!
Nothing keeps me motivated like accountability!
Post # 6
I carry a picture in my gym bag from highschool when I was overweight and ate like crap. That photo gives me all the motivation I need!! I also bring my gym clothes to work and change before going right to the gym so that I dont back out on my way home lol
Post # 7
@ValerieBee03: I know getting there is the tough part, but I think one of the best motivators is a great workout! Once you get a taste for it again, it just makes you want to go again and again. Are there any go to workouts/ exercises that you always enjoy? Try to start out with that.
Paying for things also works! eg: sign up for a 5k, for 10 pilates sessions etc.
Post # 8
The gym I am going to now has a promotion for trainers on right now because of Christmas. It might be a good place to start if you don’t know that many moves like me.
Theberry.com also has a daily motivation posting which I look at everyday. It helps.
Post # 9
I fell off the wagon too.
But I’m getting back on. Today not tomorrow!!
No better time 😀
Post # 10
yay! *high five* Im going to jump back on the wagon today as well. I have been absolutely terrible lately. Like it was a damn free for all. 🙁
But I feel shitty enough to get my ass back in gear. One of my christmas presents was a new gym membership (I asked for it! lol) so Im ready to kill it at this new gym. It’s a brand new one and they include tanning and massages as part of your membership. Im excited
Post # 11
@ValerieBee03: I went from literally never exercising and kind of just eating whatever I wanted to exercising 2-4 times a week (usually about 3, but intense sessions i.e. running) and eating healthy. I cut out a lot of fast-digesting carbs, a lot of processed foods, and eat vegetables, fruits, berries, and yogurt for snacks. I also love cooking so that help and I make most of my meals from the Looneyspoons Collection cookbook. I’m gonna be running my first 5k in February (I couldn’t run for more than 30 seconds when I started in September – just did 30 minutes straight on Wednesday night). I’ve lost 12 pounds, I have more energy, I don’t pant after climbing the stairs, etc etc. I don’t know if you’re engaged but that is part of my motivation, in addition to just wanting to be a healthier person in general. I’m not perfect, I only see FI on weekends and we often indulge in pizza or McDonalds, and I am a sucker for Tim Hortons bagels, but I’m losing a pound a week which is great by my standards (I’ve never actually tried to lose weight before). I honestly feel like if I can do it, anyone can do it. I moved to a new town 2 hours from FI/most friends and 3 hours from my family, so joining a gym was just something to do basically to fill my time, but it’s honestly changing my life. I love outdoor running but I’ve been running the track at my gym since it got cold. I’m 5’7, was 172 and I’m down to 160. I’m hoping to get to 150 by the midde/end of February. I am in no way, shape or form an athlete by any standard – I suck at all sports, but I take fitness classes too in addition to running and I try to lift weights at the gym. Hopefully my long-winded story will help motivate you haha. You can do it!
Post # 12
@SummerOfLove: Wow congrats!! You are very inspiring 🙂
I used to love to run, and when it got cold, I kind of quit – I dropped my gym membership to save money thinking “I’ll do work out DVDs at home!” (I have lots) but just lost motivation :-/ AND started eating poorly.
Your story is a reminder that it DOES work if you put in the effort!
@stardustintheeyes: I know right? I practically have to wait until I hate myself enough to get motivated lol. I ditched my gym membership to save money so I need to start breaking out those home DVDs until it gets warm enough to run outside again!
All this cold just makes me crave carby comfort food! Grrr…
Post # 13
I have a picture of myself wearing my wedding dress at the store when I first picked it out back in June. The dress itself is gorgorgoes in stock photos and on the hanger, but when I’m in it, I look llike a giant beached whale. The dress came in earlier this month and is sitting in my closet, fully paid for. I keep the picture on my phone and on my laptop. On the days when I consider skipping the gym or pigging out, I whip that picture out and ask myself, “Is this how you want to look on your wedidng day?” That pictures scares the HELL out of me and gives me a reason to wake up at 4AM at least three days a week to go to the gym.