Monday, March 11, 2013

Time to Spring Forward

So Sunday was Spring Forward..... Who of you forgot? I changed my clocks but other than that Im still stuck on the falling back.... Falling back on old habits. I am the queen of making excuses and before I know it we are in March. Yes March and I have once again failed to make progress on my resolution. Thinking back I know this is NOT where I thought I would be today this year.

Don't get me wrong, I am very happy about some things in my life this year.
  • School is going good. 7 more classes and 9 more months and I will have my associates.
  • I am finding more time for my kids.
  • Business is going good and my team is growing.
  • I am eating better and Fruits and Veggies are my staple NOT carbs.
That's where my list ends though. I am yoyo'ing with my fitness goals. I will say when I am working out I give it my 100% all and I walk away very proud. The problem is I do it for a day or two and then life gets in the way and before I know it a week has gone by since I last hit the YMCA or even the yoga ball. I want this I REALLY do.... but I don't know how to make the time and stay motivated.

I look at myself in the mirror... this is NOT who I want to be. Intimacy between hubby and I is nonexistent.... and it is because of me. I am not comfortable, I don't want to be touched or looked at, and even though I am sure he does not feel the way I think.... I am gross. (This is not to say everyone over weight is gross but to me I am)

I get busy and then all I want to do is go to bed, then I get depressed because I feel lazy. YES I know I am not lazy. Running my in home business', helping 60 people run theirs, doing a full time college load, taking care of three kids and a husband...... I am a busy person BUT when it comes to getting myself healthy I am lazy. I let excuses consume me and I TRULY do not know how to break the habit.

I am proud of the fact that I am eating better, I can go so far as to say I am eating HEALTHY for the first time ever. I have given up soda 100%, no fast food (Saturday I ate Chick Fil A and I was sick the rest of the day!), and I am making sure fruit and veggies are stocked fully in my kitchen.

I need to be pushed..... I am competitive and don't like to lose. I think that is why I did so well almost three years ago. I need people holding me accountable. I know losing weight, getting healthy, my family..... should all be enough to get me going yet it has not been. I need help.... I need accountability..... I need tough love (yet someone that when I do it makes me feel accomplished and great) I need something to help me stick to this. I am lost and I don't want to continue on this cycle but Im so worried I will. I would love phone calls asking if I have worked out and if I haven't a good talking to. Someone to celebrate with when I do.....

I have thought about trying the insanity work out. Hubby and I bought it a year ago and it is still sealed. I heard it is HARD and I mean really hard. I was watching the infomercial today as I sipped coffee and its crazy but I want that shirt. I want to be able to say I did it.... look at me!

I want to RUN a 5k and finish the couch to 5 k program..... I want to make a change in my life. How, How, How, do I get there.... How do I stay motivated, How do I stop making excuses? What has worked for YOU? Please share your tips and tricks..... I want to make a change!


  1. Accountability groups or partners.... someone you have to answer to if you worked out or not. You can do this!!!!

  2. Girl, you can do this!! I make excuses all the time. On my way home from work I sometimes am trying to find an excuse for going to personal training. I was overly discouraged after my first true week of working out. But even after I have found the perfect excuse, I workout anyway. It is hard, but oh so worth it. Make small changes. If you change everything at one time, you are less likely to stick with it. You are eating healthy, and now you don't even think about it (next time you go to Chick Fil A, try their grilled chicken nuggets with no sauce and a fruit bowl - my new favorite meal from there.), so now its time to make another small change. You can do this!! Don't sell yourself short. Stuff that keeps me motivated it : I follow fitness motivation accounts on twitter and instagram. I have post it notes with motivational sayings all around my house. I write my goal weight (2 lbs a week) on my wrist in sharpie, so everytime I look down, I see it. I only weigh once a week at the same time. I'm so proud of you for what you have accomplished!! Keep it up! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

  3. One day at a step...don't try to tackle it all at once...

  4. One day at a step...don't try to tackle it all at once...

  5. Definitely one day at a time. I bought the official C25K app for my phone and that really helped me follow the program. It's a great program, and you'll feel awesome once you finish it!

    As for Insanity, I totally want to try that too after I get the ok to work out again postpartum! Looks super intense, but I've tried P90X and the time put into those programs is so worth it with the results.

    Good luck!

  6. A big thing for me is not spreading myself thin with fitness goals. Those focused baby steps are a big thing. Do one day at a time with C25K and work to stick to it. Don't be scared of your success.

  7. How can you take care of yourself if you are doing so many things right now. Baby steps remember to breathe that is the first step you will get there .

  8. YOu got this....hang in there and as some of the folks before me said baby steps. Pick one thing this week and have that be the focus. Mine this week was the two week challenge with Mamavation. Next week it will be water and adding a workout or two to the two week challenge. If you need support hop over the the forums on Mamavation sometimes just by snooping on the boards I get inspiration from them


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