How do you stay motivated?
Hello all, I'm curious how everyone stays motivated? I'm a full-full-time parent and a full-full-time medical student and by the time I get home and put my daughter to bed I'm exhausted!
Which usually ends with me just going to bed myself. I love the feeling after a great workout and my ultimate goal is to lose about 120lbs. I try to workout once and a week and have completely changed my diet as well as portion control. So far I'm down 15lbs!
Any tips or suggestions would be extremely appreciated!
Thank you, I have been trying to find someone to workout with but all of my friends are as busy as I am or our schedules are completely opposite.
I'm somewhat new to skimble and never really talk to anyone. Always afraid of being judged, ya know.
Always love a workout/motivation buddy finding time is just about priorities and by the looks of it you're going great about your goals! wish you good luck :) p.s I follow back
What I do is use my family is a motivation the rest of them are dealing with the same problem of weight loss and not doing anything about it I don't want to end up like them I want to be different and healthy. Heart problems run in family and gaining weight don't help. Also listening to music while working out helps out a lot. makes it fun.
Thank You, guys. I appreciate it! I just need a push now and then to get my butt in gear.
The key thing is to get up and do something, anything. Taking a 5-10 minute walk on your lunch break or with your daughter when you get home for the day is a small step in the right direction and is better than doing nothing at all.
There are all kinds of short 5-10 minute workouts in skimble that you can do in your living room. Once you get the ball rolling and keep it rolling you'll find yourself making more time to be active.
I'm self employed and work from home and put in 12-16 hour days when things are busy. I didn't make time to be active but once I decided that I was tired of being out of shape and over weight and was ready to do something about it, I found myself taking time out of the day to do a quick workout here and there or a quick walk around the block. I feel much better about myself now that I'm eating better and exercising.
Good luck with your journey, be focused, and stay positive!
Looks like you're off to a good start. Like you I had no time or even the energy to do any kind of working out. Then I stepped on the scale one day and saw 197. I was mortified. But I did exactly as you're doing now, changed everything about my diet and also took the longer way home by walking. Just those "little" things dropped me down to 160. Now I've taken the Skimble leap and enjoy going home and getting a workout in. If I and many others like me can do it, you can to. Everyone just needs that extra push. Good luck and stay strong. You'll make it. Together we all can.
There are many ways how I stay motivated, I like to set maself loads of small goals and make sure I reach dem i tell maself what will happen if I dnt lol . I also try and make working out as much fun as I possibly can .