Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Losing my Motivation

So to answer the burning question ... Did she do pilates? I must admit the answer is no.

I have been uber-lazy the past few days. I'm not sure why. It isn't like I couldn't fit the exercise into my "busy" schedule. I guess, like everyone else, I get into moods when I lack motivation to move. It is just easier to surf the net or lay like broccoli in front of the TV. Or, I say I'm "busy" with errands and household chores and applying for jobs, even though I could totally push those items off my to do list for a hour or two and work out. I guess the important thing is not why I lose motivation, but dusting myself off and jumping back on the proverbial horse so that I don't go down the "slippery slope." I will put it in writing ... I am going running/walking today. There, see, now I can't back out! :) My Mom likes to walk to the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so I go with her and then run home. I'm going to extend my route home today so that I can add onto my work out. My plan is to do two 8 minute running intervals and then a 5 minute run. I haven't run for that many minutes total before, but I have done longer intervals, so I think I'll be able to handle it. It should be interesting.

I have decided to skip my WW weigh-in this week in favor of attending a meeting next Tuesday. I think the meeting leader is someone I will like listening to for a 1/2 hour and I figure I will just weigh myself on my Mom's scale on Thursday. It feels weird not to go this week, but they told me that they were only giving me "courtesy weigh-ins" since I'm Lifetime and they won't write my weight in my book. I guess they won't write in my book until February, since I think the rule is that you have to go back during Lifetime once a month to get weighed. I suppose it makes sense, but I often wonder how much scientific research went into making up these rules. I'll let you know next week if I found a kindred spirit in this meeting leader. Fingers crossed! Have I in the last 5 minutes that I miss my old leader Melvin :( Sorry, had to give the shout out. I know, I'm a little stalker-y, but I think a restraining order will be unnecessary.

Okay, time to get back to work. Take care!


KL said...

I wish my leader could come be your leader. I love her so much.

I can't wait to hear about your first official lifetime weigh-in! I'm officially jealous.

Lily T said...

Everyone has been where you have been, but it looks like you’ve already taken steps to get back on the “horse”. Let me know how it goes.

As for finding another leader to connect with, I hope you find one.

Kim said...

I feel your pain sister!! :)

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you find a wonderful new ww leader soon. :)