OK, so I have totally failed at keeping on top of my weigh ins or my weight for that matter. Again. All the weight that I had lost last summer has reappeared.
I will say that it is not all my fault, as my doctor and I are still struggling to find the correct dosage for my thyroid. However, a most of it is my fault. I haven’t been doing a great job of tracking my food. But I have been doing an even worse job of exercising.
I just haven’t been doing enough. For one, my boys are so darn heavy in the stroller, that pushing them has caused some issues in my upper back, causing me to abandon the stroller almost completely. I have tried to do exercise videos, but I can’t stand them, thus the reason I have been inconsistent in doing them. It is rarely quiet in my house, so why do I want to listen to someone telling me what to do on an exercise video. Thus the reason I like running so much, it is quiet. Also, the best time for me to exercise is early in the morning, however, I don’t always have that motivation to get my booty out of bed at 5am.
And I could keep going with excuses, but ultimately I needed to kick my own booty and do something about it. I know I would feel a billion times better if I can get an endorphin rush, but I have had a hard time getting it done. Arg!
I had become so frustrated with all things weight and exercise related. However, after some soul-searching over the last few months, I realized that my frustration is getting me nowhere. It was time for me to put on my big girl panties and get it done.
So here is the nitty-gritty details. At the beginning of March I weighed 197. Around the middle of the month I weighed 194. Today I weighed 193. Unfortunately I was unable to hit my goal of 192.
By the end of April I would like to weigh between 188 and 184. However, I know that it is going to be extremely hard for me to do, because my body seems pretty happy at 193.
I have had to get pretty creative over the last month to come up with ways to get exercise in while caring for three boys, having a husband who travels every week, and no gym membership. Over the next few weeks I hope to share some of my creative methods for getting and keeping myself motivated when it comes to exercise. I have also changed the way that I think and go about eating food.
What gets you motivated?