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I'm a wife and a mother of 4. I began my 'journey' at 149+ kilos. 8 weeks ago i finally broke the magical barrier of 130 that had confounded me for so long and weighed in at 129.2. Stupid me though, i self sabotaged again and let family issues close me off to the world and i am now 134.6 again and rareing to do anything it takes to get back into new territory.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What comes first, the motivation or the habit?

I'm pretty sure everyone around CK understands how important motivation is. It makes weight loss almost easy when we have it in abundance. But what about when it has left us?
Do we need to despair? Do we need to think we will never succeed?

After coming back from my trip i started back at the gym and fell ill after a few days. 2 weeks later i felt better and when i thought about heading to the gym i had a case of the 'couldn't be's'. A bit of bad news later and all of a sudden i was looking into a 6 week, no exercise black hole.

After a call from one of my gym trainers, i went in and had a little chat. I poured out everything. Surprisingly easy really. I told her i had no excuses, and that the no exercise was supported with mostly bad diet. I ended up promising that i would be in the next day and i turned up and went through the motions. Now i'm not even going into the reduced fitness area, i'll only say that it made me furious with myself.

I struggled through that session, and the next one as well. The one after that saw me a little more up beat. It was easier to put in the effort and was also easier to think about my food choices. But i still have no motivation.

So it got me thinking....How much reliance do we place on our mojo?
Will continueing our dailing routine be enough to keep us losing until it comes back for another visit or are we just marking time? Or do new healthy habits convince Mr Mojo to visit more often and for longer?

Can we really 'fake it till we make it' ?


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