Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"The Only Bad Workout Is The One That You Didn't Do"

I’ve been struggling lately with all things health related.  My motivation is not in existence.  I would like to know where it went.  Maybe it’s because of the cold.  Maybe it’s because of my hypothyroidism and have zero energy.  Maybe it’s because I would rather be snuggling with my pups.  Maybe it’s because I spend 2 hours in the car everyday commuting and just want to get home.   Anyways, it’s gone and I want it back. 

Honestly, I’ve been lazy. My excuses have just gotten out of hand. I don’t want to make any more excuses why I haven’t gone to the grocery to get fruits and veggies or why I didn’t go to boot camp class.  Because there really is no good excuse.  For the past year or so I’ve been struggling with my weight which in turn has made me feel uncomfortable in my own skin. Sometimes I look at myself and don’t even recognize the girl looking back at me.  After finding out that there was a reason for most of my weight gain, I was relieved because I had been working out hard and seeing minimal results.  The hard part in all of this is that I will probably struggle my whole life with weight and have to work that much harder, do to my stupid hormones. Fuck you hormones!! I swear, I know it's not the most prettiest thing ever but anyways I needed to get that off my chest. 

Now that I know this, I have to except it and make some changes.  More than anything I just want to be healthy.  I want to make sure my body is getting all the goodness it needs.    But I mean I also want to look good and feel happier with my body.  Having a positive outlook also contributes to being healthier.  I want to challenge myself physically and actually have muscles.  I want to be the best version of myself. 

I want to commit my self to stay hydrated, have all my work day meals cooked and prepared in my kitchen and workout at least 4 times a week.  I think those things are a great starting point to get me to where I want to be and eventually expand on this list.  

Hopefully some of the quotes and pictures below will inspire myself and your's to make a change.  They may not be what tickles your pickle but hopefully they can provide you with some inspiration and that extra kick to get you off the couch.  I am also in the process of getting together a motivational board to hang up in my house.  Stay tuned.  

I already can feel some of my motivation coming back.  'Bout flippin time.  Well friends, here goes nothing.  Feel free to e-mail, snap chat, text or whatever form of communication you prefer some tips, encouraging words, happy thoughts, funny jokes, cheers to get me through this.  And same applies if you need some cheering as well.  :)


  1. I just admitted last Friday I needed some push or encouraging words from someone. I know how you feel! The important thing to remember is that every day is a new day if if you ate something bad yesterday, it isn't over....just do better today! I have been pushing myself to get up every morning and work out before work so that I dont make excuses the rest of the day about why I cant do it when I get home. I struggle with hypothyroidism too and I surprisingly find that the days I dont work out, I have less energy. I guess endorphin's are a real thing?! You got this!

  2. Love this! I really need to find my motivation too. Also have you read the secret? The book is awesome and definitely encourages motivation boards. Can't wait to see yours!

  3. Girl I feel the exact same way, I have been struggling with my hypothyroidism badly. I mean like if I don't get at least 11-12 hours sleep a night I feel sick and can barley function. Not cool, my dr. is "trying" to help. I need to make more time to work out though!!

  4. I love those pictures of what fat looks like... they're so gross but they really put things into perspective, that's for sure.

  5. totally posted about this yesterday! For the last 14 months I have commuted 2 hours to work and IT WAS awful and i used it as an excuse for how exhausted I was and how it would be so much easier when I took a new job, which I did a few weeks ago and HAVE HARDLY been to the gym still. So tired of making excuses. After losing 115 pounds I certainly cannot afford to be so lax!

    love these quotes.

  6. Girl, you're preaching to the choir. Something about this terribly cold weather we've been having in MD makes me not want to do anything but snuggle on my couch with a blanket. I need to get this booty back into shape STAT.

  7. good luck getting back into the swing of things! the cold weather never helps with excuses