Tricks and Tips for Demotivation.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
OMG I did it. I was that person who wrote a blog in someones comments. Sorry PACKERLOVER09 ;)
She had only asked for suggestions on how to stay consistent and I started typing and couldn't stop. Thought that meant I needed to blog it....
I can only tell you what works for me when the demotivation monster that is study/work/kids threatens to overwhelm me.
I plan my meals in advance. EVERYTHING I eat is planned. This works for me even though I thought planning was ridiculous for 31 years :)
I incorporate exercise into other parts of my life.
I walk to and from school - yes even in winter, even when it is raining.
I do a class with a friend who is equally keen to be healthy and wear a bikini :)
I do ST while watching a movie or program I really want to watch (on demand is my friend) and that is the only TV time I have which makes ST a treat.
While studying I drink plenty of water and everytime I need to go to the bathroom (which is often if I am drinking enough!!) I do 5 situps and 5 wall pushups.
I walk to the grocery store and carry my shopping home (This is a killer workout. I have almost cried and most def was seen encouraging myself out loud on at least one occasion).
SLEEP. This is my hardest area to combat. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. This is where the planning comes into action. I now organise my day into manageable parts and really really try to turn the lights out at a time that will give me at least 8 hours sleep at night. It seems like you are sleeping on a whole pile of unfinished work but what they say is true. You work/play/parent/learn/exercis
e SO much better (and keep motivation) when you are well rested.
FUN. This, I believe is the most important part of this healthy journey towards bikini bods ;) If you are not having some fun then it won't happen. I read people's blogs, pick their brains, check out success stories, read motivational quotes and that is just on SP!! I meet people for coffee and/or a walk (or I walk to the cafe), I go out dancing and dance my heart out into the room, I run around and play with the younger kids I know (they are the best trainers - if you actually play and listen to young-uns they actually TELL you to move - try it).
I LOVE my family (even when they have me tearing my hair out in frustration) and I have HOPE.
HOPE for my son (who is obnoxiously teenage right now); HOPE for my city (ravaged by earthquakes right now); HOPE for my life (which has been threatened by health in the past); HOPE for the next generation (who I am just so so passionate about); but mostly I have HOPE that I will look f*%#ng hot in my bikini at the beach this Christmas break :)