i need YOUR help…


I need help and I need y’all to help me. 

I have lost all motivation to run.  I did run Monday night but before that I hadn’t run since my last long run.   Since I was out of town last weekend, I missed my long run on Saturday and didn’t even attempt to run at ALL while out of town.  I didn’t even bring anything to run in… not even shoes. 

I lost all motivation to do any of my ab work.  I started to notice the routine was beginning to get easier and I felt more strength in my stomach.   

I’m gaining weight.  I typically hang out at a certain weight that isn’t too terrible but could be lower.  I’m currently hanging out above my typical weight and I don’t like it.  But again, I have no motivation to really do anything about it.  Although I did start logging my food again.

So help me.  I need encouragement, I need motivation.  I know myself well enough to know that I “self destruct” whenever I start succeeding. 

Do you “self destruct” too?  What do you do to keep things on track?  I got all dressed to run last night and then decided it was too hot and drank some wine instead. 

ANYWAYS….  on a lighter note.

This little guy started kindergarten this week.  He’s been liking it so far and he took the bus to school today.  I can’t believe I’m old enough to have a kid in “real” school. 

I have no clue what he’s doing in this picture.  He decided that was his back to school pose.

And final note… Anyone interested in hearing about my trip to Los Angeles?  No… too bad.  I’m gonna blog about it later anyways!

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14 responses to “i need YOUR help…

  1. I’m excited to hear about your trip! I’ve never been to LA so I can’t wait to see pictures.
    Have you thought about signing up for a race? Maybe that could help motivate you to run and get back on track. Or maybe just try changing it up for a bit. Do a different workout and try something new.

    • A race! What a good idea! I mean of course I’m signed up for San Antonio and Houston but those are sooo far away. I’m gonna look for some today.

      I’m thinking of trying a workout on my Nike Training phone app. After all I downloaded it like months ago and never used it…

  2. Get your ass out there and RUN girl!!!

    H is so cute – glad the whole school thing is going well. So weird that they aren’t babies anymore. I feel like I was just stressing out about sleeping through the night.

    Can’t wait to hear about your LA trip!!

    • I know! What is my problem? Thing is.. I even say that to myself as I’m sabotaging myself… I say “What the hell is wrong with you?” Ugh. I hope it’s a phase. I WILL RUN TONIGHT!!!

      H is being SUCH a champ going to school. Dad said he didn’t “want” to get on the bus today but still did and didn’t cry. I hope he’s okay!!! Such a worrier mommy!! (I kinda wish I could call and check on him like we could in daycare.)

  3. I get like that all the time. It’s especially hard when you’re doing it all by yourself. Do some easy, short workouts. Walk as much as you want. Just get to where you don’t dread getting out there. That usually gets me back into it.

  4. ohhhh friend! when i lose motivation i remind myself that you rarely regret a workout but you almost always regret NOT working out! but i am going through the same non-motivation-to-run sort of thing right now. maybe it’s just the lull in the fact that SA and Houston are so far away!

  5. Just remember how good you feel AFTER a run. Even if I hate every minute of it, I’m SO HAPPY afterwords that I did it, so you need to get your butt in gear!

    In other news, I skipped my run last night and ate a bowl of cereal and about 75 peanuts instead.

  6. I have been in your shoes so many times I’m sure I’ve left my foot stank in there too! When I lose all motivation to get what’s good for myself, I try to look at each individual decision on its own instead of a whole process. One meal. One snack. One short run. One fruit over chocolate. Sometimes we overwhelm ourselves to the point of inaction. Make one healthy decision for yourself in the next two hours and then let the rest go. It may be just the spark you need.

  7. Sign up for this…
    It’s about 45 minutes from my house… My husband will be out of town that weekend. It’s October 1st which isn’t that far away!!! And if you want to bring one or both of the kids.. we can go to the state fair too! Otherwise it will be just Troy and ME!

    You can do it!!!!!

  8. I’m a new reader and I know exactly how you feel. I’ve been going through the same thing. No motivation at all! It’s so difficult, isn’t it? I’m just trying to set small goals and be nice but firm with myself to get me back out there. Sometimes you need a break and that’s ok. You’ll get back into it. : )

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