Thursday, February 2, 2012

Motivation? or Sabotage?

While working out and eating right, what is your motivation? Is it coming from the right place? Is it really a motivation, or is sabotage?

My motivation sounds like this: I can do this. I deserve this. I've been working hard lately, and I need this. This is for me.

Sounds pretty good right? It would sound pretty good if it wasn't when I was eating ice cream, cookies, or fatty snacks. I have been talking myself into NOT loosing weight. Isn't that just the dumbest thing you've heard?

For the past 3 weeks, my neighbor and I have gotten up every day at 5am, and gone to the gym. We've tried all the classes offered, and have fallen in love with the variety. We have two cardio/stregnth classes a week, and 2 cardio classes. On Fridays, it's a fun class that teaches a different dance and mixes some cardio with toning. I should be dropping weight like none other.

However, during the past few weeks I find myself making more excuses for sabotage. The worst is that these excuses are the exact reasons why I work out. I should be rewarding myself with seeing my weight drop, not seeing me stuff my face.

Once again, I need refocus my willpower, and the direction of my brain. I love working out, but I need to start to love eating right.


AmbyLand said...

It always takes me a while to get used to eating right or exercising and it seems like I can only do really good at one. Frustrating! What diet are you doing? Maybe its just not the diet for you.

Jodie said...

Good to see a post from you! It's easy to sabotage! It's really easy to say "I've been working out, one bad day won't matter...." until it does!

Mary said...

LOL I hear you! We need to say that to ourselves when we're eating HEALTHY food, and exercising, right?