Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rutalicious

I'm in a rut.

I *want* to exercise.  Get fit.  Lose weight.

I just have nooooo motivation.

Since the beginning of the new year, Hubby has lost 15+ pounds.  And even though I act jealous and like it's "no fair!"?

I'm secretly very proud of him.  Impressed.  Amazed.

On the other hand, I have steadily maintained the exact same weight since January 1.  Up a few pounds here, down a few pounds there.  Absolutely no concrete weight loss though.

But the harder Hubby works at it, the less I've been doing.

If that's even possible.  I awake at 5:30ish and start my day:  Shower, get ready for work, pack school lunches, make breakfasts, and then out the door.  When I get home, it's:  put on pajamas comfy clothes, make/eat dinner, homework, play with boyz, snuggles on couch in front of TV, put boyz to bed.  And by then, it's 8:30.

I know I need to run.

I did this weekend:  A 57 minute run on Saturday and a 45 minute run on Sunday.

(It felt awesome, but it took everything I had to simply make myself get out there.  The above-40 degree temperature was the biggest motivating factor.)

So I do have it in me.

What's the most frustrating is that I'm NEVER CONSISTENT.  (And if you've read this blog for any length of time, you know this to be true.)

I eat great, then I binge.

I exercise, then I don't.

I care, then I (pretend I) don't care.

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Your ideas, tips, suggestions, uhhh....psychoanalysis?

27 comments:

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Hmm. Methinks that you need a 26 hour day, because I don't see where you can squeeze in anything else during the week!! (Sending a hug of commiseration!)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I've done NOTHING for months and months. My weight has gone up a bit, but holding constant which keeps me in this state of non-activity. I do need to exercise, just totally have NO motivation either. If you figure it out, let me know. . .

FourJedis said...

Hi. I'm usually an undercover lurker. I stumbled across your blog weeks ago and have been enjoying it. Your blog today spoke my exact thoughts verbatim from about 10 months ago. One of my reasons for not working out was because of my busy schedule, but I found a boot camp, so a bunch of friends signed up for it... we all had kids, so we hired a few babysitters to watch our kids during this time (at the same venue as the boot camp, so we were still around them). It was a great way to get going in getting fit.

Since then, I discovered this workout thing called CrossFit and it's so motivating, fun, and both mentally and physically challenging. I think for people like me, who lose interest quickly and need constant change, it works nicely. Plus it is a great escape from my children. It's so hard balancing so much!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Hmmm. Do you think you're getting overzealous? I mean, when you do exercise it's for nearly an hour at a time. Maybe try 20- or 30-minute increments instead? I just read that three ten-minute periods of exercise per day is as effective as one 30-minute period ... as long as it's over ten minutes per time, you're good. Maybe it's your all-or-nothing approach that's failing you ... I know I get that way when it comes to dieting, and then I fall on my face. Baby steps are better than no steps, I say! :)

Life Without Pink said...

I am the same way, trying to get back into a fitness routine but just cant! Stopping by from SITS. Now a follower!

Shell said...

I would be much better off if I could wake up looking exactly the way I want to and then I'd be motivated to work out to keep my body that way. Can it work like that, somehow?

I mean, without several hundred surgeries.

Bobbie said...

Is there any way you could get out and walk a couple of miles at lunchtime?

Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

"What's the most frustrating is that I'm NEVER CONSISTENT. (And if you've read this blog for any length of time, you know this to be true.)

I eat great, then I binge.

I exercise, then I don't.

I care, then I (pretend I) don't care."

This is SO me. I started out great doing the 30 day shred, but after 10 days with ZERO results I got really really discouraged. I know that I should have tried harder to stick with it, but life took over. Now with Derby try outs less than a week away, I should be really kicking it in the butt, however, I'm not. And I do care even though I pretend not to. I will secretly be crushed if I don't make Derby even though I know I have a real possibility of being passed up this round.

Manic Mommy said...

I've lost 7 lbs since 1/1. Actually, I lost 7 lbs between 1/1 and 1/31. Since then, nothing. I've watched everything I've put in my mouth, I've drunk tons of water, I've totally upped my gym time. And still I plateau.

I'm telling myself slow and steady wins the race. But stopped and steady?

Jennifer Juniper said...

I think this is the worst time of the year to exercise. It's just a cold blah time. I joined the YMCA and it helps motivate me because I know I will see my friends there. Some of the girls I never knew before, but it's so nice to have a friendly face.

This Mom said...

Thank you putting my own thoughts out there. i really need to figure this Sh*t out. My sister is getting married in OCTOBER and I so don't want to be the fat one, yet again.

By the way I am with the Shread thing, i did ALL 30 days and had NO results. It SUCKED.

shannanb aka mommy bits said...

I am going something similar. Ever since I came back from Blissdom I have been struggling to stay motivated. I actually recruited a friend to start working out with me, hoping having her there will help get me off my butt!

amanda said...

you have way more going for you than i do for me - at least you WANT to do it. i just want to moan about not wanting to do it.

Vodka Logic said...

I could have written this blog..well except for the running part and the husband losing weight bit but the no motivation is my middle name..

good luck

Jen said...

Man, you are speaking my language. I want to do all those things but I have no motivation to do them.

Cecily R said...

I've been on the negative side of eat well/binge, exercise/do nothing...for months. It's getting old.

I'm hoping the elliptial sitting in my living room will grow arms and put me on the pedals.

One Take On Life - Heather said...

I can completely relate to the ups and downs. Have you tried having a friend that is also trying to get in shape. Try setting up a system where you check in weekly or daily, whatever works. That works for me, makes me think twice about what I am eating.
And can you walk during lunch for 20 minutes? If that is possible. It is hard to get motivated, I hear you.

Jules said...

That sounds exactly like me, except I don't even run once in a while. When you figure it all out, please share...

Michelle said...

Sarah, when you find the answer please let me know! Seriously.

I get so frustrated. This summer I lost 30 pounds and bam... right back on again. It is like a constant struggle. And I'm ready to get off the roller coaster, but I am lazy.

Jill @alexcaseybaby said...

I am the EXACT same way. Consistency is my downfall. I'm perfect for days/weeks/months, then I fall off and "don't care." But I do. :(

Nap Warden said...

Blech...I'm right there with you in the same funk:P I haven't run all week, and I feel bad about it:( I blame the weather...gotta blame something.

Emily said...

have you tried changing your diet at all? i have been omitting processed foods from my diet and eating less meat and find it works wonders - i'm down 6 lbs and haven't even been working out. i was inspired by the book "food matters" by mark bittman and several books by michael pollan.

i'm trying to find the motivation to work out even though i'm losing weight without it - i know i should do it for health reasons but i guess my main motivation has always been staying thin!

Mel said...

Tips???? I read this and paused for a moment to think if I was a guest blogger and wrote it myself! Kidding, I walked for 25 minutes....that's the most exercise I've done since giving birth 5 months ago. Blech!

Mel's Box of Chocolates said...

I wish I had something helpful to say, but no such luck except that wow, I could have written this myself! I have been back to WW to start counting points, but my exercise is non-existent lately. I'm very inconsistent with my working out. Really only my lack of motivation is consistent! I'm hoping with the coming of spring may find some motivation again!

KK said...

I know I'm totally stuck too and its all my fault.

Maureen said...

No advice to offer. Please, I come here for motivation. So, snap out of it.

HA! Kidding you.

But would really love to hear how you're running daily, packing lunches, working, making dinners, and losing weight. I still think about that run you did in the snow. That was freakin' awesome.

Draft Queen said...

That is me. Do it, then don't do it. With food. With exercise.

If I exercise consistently every day I'm fine. After about 2 weeks I crave it and end up trying to squeeze it in twice a day. If I miss a day? I miss a week/month.

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