Lack of motivation
Monday, June 20, 2011
I have lost 39 pounds since being pregnant with my son last year. This is a major accomplishment for me because I only gained 33 pounds during my pregnancy. I still have more to go though, and it seems to be getting harder the closer I get to my goal.
I have got the eating part down. I eat around 1400 calories without having to follow the suggested nutrition plan. I get plenty of fruits and vegetables, and drink lots and lots of water. But I can't stay motivated to stick with an exercise program. I even participated in the spring into shape 4 week challenge, but as soon as it was done I stopped exercising again.
Don't get me wrong, I like to exercise, and I love how I feel when I am done, but I just can't stay motivated to do it consistently. I try to use the excuse that I don't have time, but I am a stay at home mom, and I do have time. Some days are crazy with a 1 year old running around, but if I really wanted to work-out I could, I just find some reason not too.
So I have decided to just aim for 30 minutes a day, split up into 10 minutes at a time. There is no way that I can't fit 10 minutes 3 times a day into my schedule. I think that if maybe I just start small like this, instead of having a calorie burn goal or trying to do 30 minutes all at once, that I will have more success. We will see! I also decided that one of the 10 minute increments would be taking a walk with my son. This way I am getting some exercise and getting us both out of the house.
So far today I have gone on our walk, and it actually turned out to be 17 minutes, which is great!!! So now I just need to squeeze in 2 more 10 minute sessions and I will be good to go. I hope this is something I can stick to, wish me luck.