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Starting Another Week

Monday, November 05, 2018

Well, today is Monday and I have the whole week ahead of me.
I want to start some sort of exercise that won't mess up with my injury, I want to follow my meal plan and I want to write here at least 5 days.

My weight in is on Fridays so I'm hoping to see some good results.

Also, as things that I would like to accomplish this week, I would like to go to the gym and check it out (ask about costs, what they offer and so), also book an appointment for physical therapy, and start looking for a psychotherapist.

I've been doing well, but the first weeks are always easier with the motivation and all...for me the struggle starts when I have to fight the boredom or this anger I sometimes get that I can't eat whatever I want but other people can.
I know how petty and stupid I sound, but that's how I feel.

So, for now I'll ride the motivation high and I'll enjoy feeling like I'm doing something (for a change).

What's your biggest struggle? Starting or keep going?
How do you keep pushing through when the motivation is over?
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    Funny... My biggest struggle is about 10 minutes before I start to exercise. (not every time mind you). And I need to remind myself that no one ever said they felt better for not exercising... Some days I have to say, ok, get 20 minutes in, and if you don't feel like going through with it, you can stop (but I never do). I have also found if I plan out my days menu in the morning, I know if I have any 'wiggle' room for something unplanned (dates are my new fav)... Look, we ALL get bored. We ALL get sick of tracking. But if you want to stop looking in the rear view mirror, these are the things you need to do. Maybe not always, but for today, YES. I read something on IG yesterday that said something like "I will never be at goal" because this is a life long commitment... and they were right, it is. You can do this, YOU KNOW YOU CAN!
    997 days ago
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    I don't think that the anger at not being able to eat like "other people". I get that feeling too. I think it is normal. The trick is in how you deal with those feelings. For me it's remembering that other people "don't always eat like this either (or they'd be in the same shape/boat we are).

    My biggest struggle is in keeping going once I get started, getting started (with the extra push from motivation riding high) is often easier (if I'm not dealing with the blues or depression).

    I have been working on how to keep going once the boredom sets in. From what I've read (James Clear's book Atomic Habits and other sources) it is those who fall in love with the process and/or put in the reps that succeed. The star athlete's all put in countless numbers of drills, strength training hours, days, months, years before they reach their peak. I am trying to put some (very small) habits in place to help me reach my goals on days when I'm not feeling as motivated. One new habit I'm working on is "after I get out of bed I put my exercise clothes on". This takes less than 2 minutes and makes it more likely I will work out, because hey, I'm already dressed for it. Another trick I'm trying is to schedule time blocks for activities like before work (get ready, leave for work early enough to arrive on time/early, Spark, exercise, etc), morning work. afternoon work, after work, evening.

    Hope you find the joy in the journey.
    997 days ago
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