28 March 2010


I'm slowly getting my motivation back. I really had lost it for a long time and as tenuous as it is I want to not only keep it but build it up. So I'm going slow. I started working out in the mornings. That was good. Then I added dog walks. That's good because I love walking my dogs. Now I've added stationary biking at night. That seems to be good because I don't work out super, super hard and it's a good way to end the night. I've ordered some things that I think will help me. I ordered Zumba because I love dancing and I've thought for years that this workout looks like fun. I also ordered a Fit Bit. This is like a Body Bugg or a Gruve. It really is a glorified pedometer but I think it will help determine exactly how much I am moving and therefore burning. I have found these things are helping. I am feeling better already. My stomach has been a mess for 3 weeks. I don't know if it's stress or not eating right because of the move or not drinking enough water or too much crap...I don't know. But I've been trying to behave the last few days and it's starting to feel better - but that really is for another post.

One thing I know that some people do are motivation boards. I've never been one for that kind of stuff but I've decided to give it a try. I just started it last night so it's pretty new, but here's what it looks like:

I've hung it in my workout room in a position so that when I walk out of my bedroom in the morning I can see it:

Also, every time I use the bathroom I can't help but see it. I'm cutting things out of magazines to put on there, things I want or things I want to accomplish. I also got some letters so I can write things on there and I'm printing out some of my favorite sayings to put on there. I don't know if it will help but it sure can't hurt and it keeps the things I want to accomplish right up front and visible. Also, I stare at it when I'm on the elliptical so it will burn into my brain.

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