Motivation Monday

Finding motivation

I’m going to be honest with y’all: I have very little motivation lately when it comes to working out and eating healthy. It’s bad. And I mean really bad.

It’s been especially difficult because I’m a pretty active person overall (or so I tell myself). I’ve run multiple half-marathons and other races. I like how I feel after I work out or run, or even go for a walk with my dog. Yet, here I am. Still not motivated.

And I’ve been kind to myself on this whole thing. I’m currently undergoing procedures that have required surgeries and doctors appointments since late last November. Add winter on top of it and my motivation is basically this:

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And I know what I need to do. I KNOW. Yet I can’t motivate myself.

Help me.

No, but seriously. Help me.

What do you do to get motivated? How do you beat the winter blues? How do you get out of a slump? I need your input. All of it.

You can email metweet at me, or leave a comment below. You can even DM me on Instagram if that’s your thing. Just help me help myself.

In the meantime, let’s get after it this week, shall we? It’s a new week, so we might as well make the best of it. And hey, maybe I’ll find some motivation this week.

YOU NEVER KNOW.

Erin

P.S. My sweater in the header photo is only $29 and comes in two colors. You can outfit details right here. PLUS, you can get 6% back on Ebates. Ya welcome.

2 Comments

  1. Josh Baker

    January 29, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Having a supportive friend or family member trying to accomplish similar goals has been huge for my accountability. My mother and I have been sending each other recipes and photos of what we eat and I always send a post workout selfie. I’ve started to feel guilty when I don’t exercise (which probably isn’t the best motivator but I hope that means I’m developing a habit!) and will even work out at midnight after work sometimes. I’ve always struggled with my weight and the best part of what I have been doing lately is focusing on all the improvements that healthy living is bringing, rather than just focusing on the scale. I’m sleeping and breathing much better. Energy is improved. Mood is improved. So far I have lost about 15 pounds and I feel like I have the motivation to keep living healthy and make it a lifestyle rather than a short term diet fad like I have tried in the past.

    I wish you the best of luck!

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