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16 May 2012

Need Motivation?

I do. Always. Usually I can motivate myself, but at the same time, I can motivate myself out of something too. I have been off to a good start with my new exercise regiment only to be thrown off by the weather, and when that happens I tend to talk myself out of a workout at home. I know that is where my biggest struggle is right's getting motivated to work out.

Today is Wednesday, and this is usually "my day" to work out with Karate and the Kettle bells. I am just loving Kettle Bells by the way...Oh My new favorite thing to do!

It's just the Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun I have to work on now. I know that it's important to work out every day! Now workout means doing a physical activity for at least 30 minutes. I'm not talking about running a marathon each day. I was reading my friend, Robin's blog and I have to tell you that I am so proud of her & totally inspired by her and all that she has accomplished with losing weight and getting into shape. And each and every day I sit across from my co-host and I have to tell you that I have seen the weight loss/muscle gain transformation happen right before my eyes! So why am I still stuck where I'm at? Why am I not motivated enough to lose these 30 - 40 pounds?

So do I need motivation? You bet! Can I do this? You bet! Will I? Well now that is the question. I want to say, "You Bet!", but I need to keep my motivation. So do I come up with a game plan? I have tried that already...I always seem to fall short (except on Wednesdays) so maybe just maybe what I need is an accountability partner.

~Peace & Blessings~


  1. Thanks Jen, I'm so glad I could provide some encouragement! It's not easy, but so worth it. I'm not nearly as dedicated as I'd like to be. But we can be proud of our accomplishments and strive to do a little every day. When I first started, my goal for each day was: eat less, move more, pray about it. So even if I didn't get in a big workout, as long as I did SOMETHING I was happy with that achievement. Even if it was just walk around the house for a couple of minutes rather than just sit. You can do it!!!!! :)

  2. Hey, found this blog searching around for Exercise & motivation.

    I've made myself an online exercise log/tracker, and myself and a friend in England use it - and in seeing each others totals / graphs / activities it provides that accountability I think you're talking about.

    It is literally the two of us that use it at the moment, but I think it's the kind of tool that might help you out? Fancy giving it a try for me?

    At best - it cures many of your motivation issues as your activity levels graphs rockets skyward (and you trash me on several exercise leaderboards).

    At worst, you could share feedback and why it's not useful for you? :))

    Thanks - it's at - just register if you like the look and log one piece of exercise you've done, it might lead somewhere!


  3. Ben, thanks for the helpful hint. I am a believer in finding useful tools to help stay focused and motivated.