Sunday, June 13, 2010

Finally a Moment

This week has felt like such a whirlwind week for me. I felt like all I did was run but when I look back on the week and trying and recount what I did, it doesn't seem like much. Does anyone else feel like that sometimes?

Also, I don't know if it is just a second week slump or what but I have really had a hard time being motivated this week. I started off alright but by Friday and Saturday I just felt "blah". I didn't care that I went over my calories and had no motivation to workout. Today has been better. I am trying to pull myself out of this funk. I just hope the weather tomorrow is good so I can get outside and workout. I think that will help.

So this question may have been asked before, but I was just wondering what suggestions you gals have in getting over the lack of motivation?


  1. I think I may be struggling with "funk" as well. I'm trying to be patient with myself as I am new to this and am horrible at tracking things. Some days I jump out of bed ready to take this challenge on. Other days it's 3pm before I realize, "Oh, yea, I'm counting calories! Darn it!"

    Hey, I have no idea where you live now, Cam, but would you consider meeting and running again regularly? I really enjoyed you as a running partner and I think it would help me get started and keep motivated. What do you think?

  2. I am joining in on that funk!!! I seriously have to keep telling myself to be strong and positive. Sorry, I don't have any advice but I am trying to figure it out. I do know I feel lot's better when I get up and do something for someone....hmmm great idea, I think I need to do this!

  3. Oh my goodness, there seems to be an epidemic of FUNK going around in the Healthy Wife Happy Life group.

    Ladies don't let the challenge overwhelm you. The challenge is here to help you not set you up for failure so just do what you are able to do. We are all busy, busy women especially those of you who are raising children. Try to remember your goals in regard to the challenge which I hope are: to eat healthier, exercise and achieve one other personal goal. I know it's hard to cook for a family and also not go over your calorie range. It's hard to fit in the exercise when you are tired from the 18 other jobs you do as moms and wives and meeting a personal goal can seem impossible but I'm here to tell you can do it. Simplify and take baby steps if you have to.

    We are all trying to change, learn and improve ourselves and that is not easy to do. Buck up my dears, tomorrow is a new day and truly a gift from God so lets make the most of it.

  4. Cammy,

    I motivate myself with FOOD! I find some fantastic new recipe online and I make it just for myself for lunch (after I've fed the kids). That lunch time food is often so exciting and tasty and healthy. I just can't wait to get to lunch every day.

    I've been using a meal plan for dinner and so I know in advance how to balance out my plate to meet my range.

    Exercise is more difficult. I find that I have to fit it in really early or have a long walk at the end of the day. I just know my body feels better if I do it. And that good feeling motivates me to do it again the next day, and the next.

    To get out of a funk, though, I used a combination of the following: fresh flowers, serving others, dark chocolate, music, sunshine, Scripture, baths, herbal tea, prayer, shopping and writing. That about covers it.

  5. Thanks gals! We will get through this. I actually got a big boost tonight just by saying no to ice cream sandwiches. Who would have thought saying no to dessert would feel so liberating?

    and Jenn, yes, yes, yes. I sent you an email so we can figure out the details.