The other day I mentioned some things that had been on my mind while I was absent from the blogging sphere. Weight loss has been on my mind since my whole back episode last summer and then surgery. Gaining weight while being basically stagnant was hard for me. But, losing that weight is critical to the health and the health of my back, and it's so dang hard.
I'd try then I'd stop...I'd try again and get discouraged and stop. There was no consistency to desire and no commitment either. Deep down I wanted to be healthier, but It just seemed too hard, I wanted to do it the easy way...
In February, something just clicked. It was a mental thing. It was like suddenly a light turned on in my brain. I realized that I was the only one who could do anything about it. I am committed! My "I can" matches my "I want" desire to be healthy. That little "click" helped me to log over 50 running miles on the treadmill in March!
I read an article that listed 6 mental shifts that need to occur for weight loss. Some of them are
- Be ready to commit
- Love yourself enough
- Have clarity about your goal
You can read more information about it here.
So, although I'm not a fitness expert by any means, I thought I would share some things that are working for me. I mean we all need a bit of motivation and maybe you will keep me accountable.
What helps you get motivated and stay motivated?