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Fighting Fatigue and Inconsistent Motivation

Monday, June 24, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I guess it’s also an indication of some complacency creeping in. Thankfully I have been doing very well with eating healthy foods and within my planned calorie range. Even when I do go over, it’s usually still within the range needed to keep from gaining weight. My challenge, however, is my fluctuating exercise habits. Although I love Pilates and feel wonderful after doing my routine, I have been flaking on consistently doing it. I will work out two or three days-in-a-row but then flake for two or three days. Now, I know it’s good to take a break but the problem is that I don’t substitute it with other types of physical activities. I also mentioned some time ago that I was taking up Tai Chi but I did one day so far.
I had a really good momentum going a couple of weeks ago but I think I know when it kind of fell apart. About a week-and-a-half ago, I noticed myself feeling kind of weak. It was some sort of physical fatigue. It felt almost like I was walking and moving in a pool. Previously, I was enjoying increased energy and was walking with pep in my step but it was almost overnight that I began slowing down. At first, I thought it was just that day so I pushed myself to do my walks and I successfully, though labouriously, completed a Pilates workout. However, the next day I still felt fatigued. I decided to take it easy that day and just do my walks, no Pilates. The next couple of days, I still felt fatigued, so I passed on the Pilates. I finally felt strong enough to resume Pilates and did it for a couple of days but by then I lost my momentum. As of today, I haven’t done Pilates since last Wednesday. I did some crunches and leg lifts on Thursday but that’s the extent of it.
So this week I really need to get myself back in the swing of things. I did weigh myself yesterday and I am still at 205 lbs. That’s good because I have not gained any weight back. I am still down 21 lbs! I am grateful and I am proud of myself for not undoing my hard work. Rather than doing repair work, I just need to get back to the program. Thank goodness! However, had I stuck with the workout routines, I could have lost another pound or so.

Anyhow, I hope you all had a great weekend!
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  • ANNMACP0212
    You can do it!! You are soooo worth it! emoticon
    2404 days ago
    I am in this boat right now. I have not gained but I am feeling the dwindling motivation. It is a hard journey and even if it slows we still have to keep at it. At least you are recognizing it and know something has to change. :) That is a good sign. Stick to Spark. I know it helps me when I want to give up! :)
    2404 days ago
    Thank you everyone for your encouragement! emoticon
    2404 days ago
    Set mini goals or streaks of good behavior. That will get you back on track!

    2405 days ago
  • KAB7801
    Yes I've been a little tired myself, can someone give us a pep pill?
    It's been raining almost daily, that could be it

    Enough of this, just do it!
    Did that work?
    2408 days ago
    You are not alone my friend. I have been like that too. I have to force myself to log my food and sometimes I even have to force myself to log in. Logging in was something that I looked forward to, now it just something I do. I guess this is one of the hard periods in our journey. The good things is we are not giving up. We may have to force our selves to do certain things, but at least we are still doing them. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2408 days ago
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