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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Motivation....where are you?!

I have definitely fallen into a slump on my journey. At first I was trying to be perfect with my weightloss journey and as I have gone through the past 6 1/2 months I have realized that no one is perfect and I certainly am not. I was on such a roll and I knew exactly what I was doing and the last 2 months I have not been able to get it together. It all started when school was ending in May and I was under tremendous stress of finishing report cards, permanent records, changing classrooms, dealing with being exhausted from the school year, etc. Ever since then, I have not been able to consistently get myself back into the rhythm I was in before.

There is honestly no secret about it because I know how many calories I need to take in and how many I need to burn every day to lose. I just haven't found the motivation again. What is worse is I was SO excited about this summer because I was going to have TONS of time to do 2 a days at the gym or spend that extra time at the gym that I don't get a chance to do during the school year. I had this great idea that I would have this awesome exercise routine that I would do each week and hopefully lose about 30 pounds this summer. Unfortunately, that has not happened. Sure, I have been going to the gym frequently but I have also missed a good bit. Sure, I have been eating well for the most part, but I have cheated a lot.

I am praying that I will get back into my rhythm again soon and maybe it will help when I get back into my job routine. I definitely work well with consistency so maybe that is what I am craving. I am not giving up though! I will start again tomorrow morning and eat my regular breakfast of scrambled egg whites, bacon, and greek yogurt but this time I will continue throughout the day staying on my eating plan and squeezing in a good workout tomorrow afternoon.

Anyone else lose motivation? I am ready to find it again! I look at these pictures and see how far I have already come from a year ago and they keep me pushing for my ultimate goal!

This year at the beach. (2011)

Last year at the beach. (2010)


  1. Hope, you are so beautiful! I have followed your weight loss throughout the year, and you have amazed me. Yes, summertime and the lack of routine is a very normal time to lose motivation with anything. Don't beat yourself up! It's ok to indulge occasionally and to lose desire to keep at it. I know you will quickly get back into your daily routine. Hang in there. I'll be praying for you!

  2. You are such an inspiration, even when you slip a little!!! I am so proud of you, and all you have done so far! You will get your motivation back! Summertime is hard for everyone...I think most of us crave routine, even when we don't think we do! I am definitely better off when I have a routine! Keep praying for me...I'll be praying for you!

  3. Thank you so much Tricia! You are so sweet and I am so thankful that I know you! Thank you for the prayers!!!

    Thank you Mom! I appreciate all of your support and encouragement daily!