(Closed) Ughhh gaining weight! Motivation help…

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Dance had a really good post on this thread about motivating yourself.

I feel the same way she does…I was unhappy with the way I looked and felt, and the only thing stopping me from getting to where I wanted to be was myself.  Did I really need a drawer full of candy at work? No.  Was it that horrible to get home from work and workout, even if it’s just for a half hour? No.

And once you start eating better and exercising more you won’t feel so exhausted anymore.  Since I’ve joined Weightwatchers (and in turn had a complete diet overhaul – more fruits/veggies, minimal refined carbs, sticking to lean proteins, etc.) and made it a point to workout at least 5 times a week (and like I said, sometimes it’s only for a half hour) I feel a million times better.

I’m like you in that I didn’t have that much weight to lose, to most people I looked “thin” (especially since I’m 5’8) but what mattered was that I wasn’t happy.  Watching my body transform into something it has never been (I’m starting to be able to see 6 pack abs shine through, lol) has been a rush, and it motivates me even more.

And, like you again, I want to be in the best shape of my life before I TTC, which we plan to do soon after we get married next September, so my list of motivators are the following:

  1. My happiness – I kow I’m a happier person when I’m eating right, exercising, and thus looking my best
  2. My wedding day – let’s face it, every girl wants to look their best in that dress!
  3. The honeymoon – my dress covers my stomach, and if I really wanted I could get a shaper, but the bikinis that I’ll be wearing on my honeymoon cruise will reveal all!
  4. Trying to conceive – I know the better shape I’m in going into TTC the better the pregnancy will be overall!

And once you get back into the swing of working out on a regular basis, it just becomes a habit.  Yeah, there are some days where you really won’t want to, but as your body adjusts and it becomes part of your daily schedule it won’t be so bad!

Good luck getting back into things, and remember, the Bee has a huge community of women who are trying to get in shape just like you, whenever you need advice/motivation/bragging rights you can come here!

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