What motivates you? I was thinking about this today as I had no motivation to exercise.
I have been pretty religious about it and now that I seem to have broken the plateau I was on for months it's getting harder to get motivated.
I have skinny pictures of me on the fridge that I can see daily. I have fat pictures of me too. But they don't make me move off the couch. Instead I think, oh well I'll just eat less today.
That is actually bad for your body. Your body starts thinking you're starving and then when you eat again it holds on to more calories to compensate for the "starving". So that doesn't work. Eventually I will eat again... I can't starve forever.
So then I logged into Sparkpeople and started reading the community forum on exercising. People share their experience, strength and goals with each other and for some reason it always works for me. I then get motivated to get off the couch and exercise.
I wish I could just turn this into a habit, get up and exercise. But it's not working that way for me. If I don't get enough sleep the night before I use that as an excuse. Oh, I'm just too tired. But I always have more energy after I work out.
It's funny how I forget that real quick.
I had my weigh in today and I am at the same weight I was one week ago. That's good. I didn't gain. I didn't lose, but I didn't gain. My weight fluctuates so much in one week though. It's really hard when you are an obsessive scale watcher like me. I never realized how much your weight can fluctuate in just one day even!!
I did my workout today. Motivated by the people on the forum. Motivated by the fact that I haven't worked out since Saturday. Motivated by the fact that I didn't lose any weight last week. Hopefully the workouts become more of a habit someday. But for now, as long as I get them done at least 3 times a week I am satisfied.