Post # 1
Ugh for the first time in my life I just can’t stay motivated to workout. 3 months ago I had to leave my gym membership and now all the gyms in my area need a 6 month contract for child care and we’re moving sometime this summer. When I was going to the gym I got really disciplined about going but now that I’m working out at home I just put it off all day. I think part of it was when I was going to the gym I had an unrealistic idea in my head of how my body was going to look and when I didn’t get that result ive gotten this horrible attitude of whatever I don’t care anymore.
I’m at a healthy weight and always struggled to gain shape and muscle in my butt and legs and now I’ve completely lost anything and just hate how my lower body looks. What are your mantras, tips for pushing ourself out of a self loathing funk and get the drive to workout out again?
Post # 2
i thought of cancelling my gym membership for the summer, (i’m at the Y and they do month to month) because i want to enjoy the outdoors more.
go for a walk, run, cycling. use a park bench to do pushups or lunges off of. use the monkey bars to build upper body strength. be creative and enjoy the warm weather.
Post # 3
I’m not sure how old your kid is but lots of people run with those jogging strollers. Or you can use your kid as a weight and pick them up and down and lift them with your legs like you’re playing at home. Or if your kid is a bit older go to the park and play chase or go swimming! Run up and down your stairs at home 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
1. My daughter I want her to see a mom who is healthy and takes care of herself.
2. My husband I want him to have a wife he’s proud of.
3. My disease* I know at 20 years past diagnosis 90% of patients with what I have are disabled. I dont want to look back and wish I would have done something. I also use my exercise to encourage others to live a better healthier life, and raise funds for a cure.
*I am 8 years past discovery of double possible triple autoimmune arthritis and still running and doing triathlons. I was told no qualifying for boston so now I use my running to raise money to get a charity bib. I’m also considering a paralympic ironman relay team to do kona again while fundraising and raising awareness. I often feel like a ticking time bomb. I never asked for this so I intend to live my life to the fullest with no regrets and take care of what I do have for a better tomorrow. That mentality actually slowed my disease.
Post # 5
That’s hard if you don’t have a gym, but I would just make it part of your routine that you have to do. If you can make it at the same time every day, that will help. Also, figure it out the day before- I always decide what and when my workout will be by the time I go to bed, so I can plan my day accordingly.
Post # 6
ajillity81: BluebonnetBride: ya we go to the park, zoo, swim so thankfully are already active in our every day life. i live in AZ so we have passed the nice warm weather and are in the 105’s now :/
Post # 7
dewingedpixie: that’s awesome and very happy for you and your progress!
RunnerBride13: ya that is going to be my best bet. I need to just put it in my calendar for everyday and do it!
Post # 8
Ugh, I’m struggling with the same. I had some unrealistic expectation that I should start seeing results immediately, and after 6 weeks, I see no change. My only motivation is that I NEED to see results and know I need to keep going to do so. The 10 lbs slowly crept up on my over 2-3 years, I dont know how I thought a month and a half was going to shed it. Would I rather sit on the couch and relax? Yes! Would I rather start prepping dinner? Yesssss! Or clean or shower or anything? Yup. But do I want to continue down this slippery slope of weight gain? No, and that’s all it takes to get me out there.
Post # 10
Allyg: Hah yeah I’m in central Texas…so I feel you with the ridiculous heat. Summer means makeup starts sweating off my face at 9am!