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What Do You Do When You Lose Your Motivation?

Ya’ll, I’ve lost it. No really, I’ve lost it. I’ve struggled my entire life it feels like with nutrition related issues. But exercise for the most part has never been an issue for me. It was just something that I did. Sure, I’d get off track here and there. I’ve been known to blow off some training runs. I’ve missed workouts due to sickness and injury and life in general. But with those things I’m talking days, not weeks. Even when I was injured I found some way to stay active.

Now, don’t get me wrong. My step count will tell you that I’m still on the move, but that’s my daily life movement. Without exercise, I’m averaging around 100,000 steps a week. If you read my last post (Taking Time For You Is Not Selfish - It's Necessary) then you know that I haven’t exercised consistently since September. Since that post, I’ve struggled to stay on track. In fact, I haven’t exercised since I wrote the last post. I will pause a moment for the collective gasp.

So, I’m back here with you asking you what do you do when you lose your motivation? Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve really lost your mojo?

I’m in need of a change. This is not somewhere that I want to be right now. So this is what I’m going to do:

  1. Set up appointments with myself and KEEP them. Just writing them in the calendar isn’t enough. I need to actually keep the appointment. I am important, and I am worth it. I need to stop canceling on myself. With my recent change in jobs, the usual times that I would workout with Gixo no longer work for me, but I admit that I haven't tried to find a work around. 
  2. Stick with things that I enjoy doing, and remind myself that not everything has to be super intense. 
  3. Make time for me to exercise a priority. We all know I’m an early riser. I admit I’ve been awake at 4am and 5am. I’m just not exercising! So it’s time to re-examine my priorities and make my health a priority. 
  4. Social media has always been a way to help me stay on track. When I was consistently posting on Instagram, it motivated me to continue to be consistent with exercise. Once I let social media slide, apparently my motivation slid also. So, I plan to get back to consistency with posting which should help me be consistent with exercising. Well, that's what I hope anyway.

Anyone else out there struggling? Let's do this. Today is a new day.

Although I wasn't feeling it, 3 miles on the treadmill for me today... because... well... it's time for a change.

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