Hello ladies (and gents)!
I have been diligent about exercising 5-6x/week for many months now, and I believe it was essential to me achieving my weight loss goal AND to simply feeling good and improving my health.
For the last 2-3 weeks, however, I am lucky if I fit in 2 workouts/week!
I can tell that my weight is creeping back up, I am so tired I can barely get up each & every morning, I am crabby/moody, etc. My motivation has completely been waning and I simply feel like I am running on empty.
I know that exercise provides energy. I saw it in action. So what gives here? I understand what I need to do, but every morning, I just don't do it. I turn my alarm off, I'm constantly chasing my tail, I'm grumpy, I'm short with kids & hubby - ugh, not a joy to be around!! (BTW - I have to workout in the AM or I run out of time, which means a 5am wakeup call. I work Mon-Thur and am home with my kids on Fridays.)
I had set a personal (and secret) goal of breaking 140. That felt do-able until 3 weeks ago! I'm back to 145 (and higher on some days) and am sure that it will continue to creep up if I don't get on top of this.
Maybe this isn't the right forum for my whining. I just know that exercise is key to my ability to maintain and potentially meet this new, personal goal. I have lost weight several times before, and the beginning of the end always starts with not prioritizing exercise. I am scared. I am depressed. I'm already acting like I've regained all 60 pounds.
How do I stop the train wreck? Who is coming to my house to yell at me & tell me to JUST DO IT?? Really - this is getting ridiculous.
Thanks if you've read this far. I appreciate any & all words of wisdom you have to share.