Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Finding my Motivation... Again

2012/2013 was my year (counting July to July because I'm a rebel like that). I started exercising and eating right and I lost 34 pounds. But as usual, I couldn't stick with it and this past summer, I really started slacking off. I let the exercise slide and started to get lazy about what I ate (especially over the holidays) resulting in a 12 pound weight gain. Ouch.

It isn't water
I started January off well and was doing great. I even got to week 3 of Ripped in 30 and I have never gotten that far before. Lo and behold, I started having some major back pain due to my hips being out of alignment. Even though I feel a lot better after going to the chiropractor, it has been a week and a half since I've worked out. Ugh.

I honestly don't know where my motivation has gone to, but I wish it would come back. I need someone to kick me in the ass and say, "Go work out!" I've told Jason that I want him to keep on me about it because if I'm not held accountable, I will talk myself out of it. Sad, but true. I want to have that drive to exercise every day, but I seem to be missing it. At least I recognize it in myself and am not in denial, the problem is just fixing it and throwing my excuses out of the window.

Jason plans to get a gym membership this year with his tax return and I'm very excited for him to start getting in shape. I think that will be excellent motivation since I don't want to be the chubby slob with the fit boyfriend. Plus, we are actually planning a real vacation this year and are going on a cruise! I'm beyond excited about it. I know I'm going to be strutting around in my swimsuit so I have to look good. Tropical paradise, here we come!

The last thing I need to take control of is my eating. It is just too easy to get takeout or pizza or fix a not so healthy quick meal. I am going to strive to actually plan out my meals again and cut out the unnecessary carbs and sugar, my two main downfalls. If you have any great meals that you love, send them my way!

Any and all encouragement is welcome and appreciated!
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