Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Staying Motivated

EAV 5k 2007

Isn't that one of the hardest things? This morning was my first day back at FitWit after a week's worth of turning the alarm off and going back to sleep. Aka, me not going to bootcamp. Just wanted to put that out there and be honest.

I think that staying motivated is a tough thing for a lot of people. I start out strong, move along and make a little progress, but inevitably something goes awry and a set-back takes the wind out of my sails. This time, it was going out on the weekend (on a much needed date with Bryan) and eating and drinking things I should not be having while trying to lose weight. Four margaritas, anyone? I won't even add up the calories. Ugh. But anyway, the important thing is to not lose sight of the goal, to remind myself why I started this journey in the first place, to think about how good I will feel 20 pounds lighter, and to continue on the path I started. So, today I went back, pretty much as scared as the first day of camp. It was hard, but it wasn't unrealistic. And I felt great afterwards. I can do this. I will do this.

Me and Hef at the race


  1. That's the important part. To get back on if you fall off. Good for you.

  2. oh how i wish i had even an ounce of your motivation!!