Monday, May 7, 2012

Mamavation Monday-Finding My Motivation AGAIN....

I'm sure that the one thing we can all agree on is that one of the biggest parts of the weight loss battle is finding your motivation. Mine comes and goes, and I really wish it would stay--I mean, when it's here I lose weight, and when it's gone, I don't. Which is frustrating.

But yesterday I had a wake up call. Everything I put on made me look like sausage links, bumps and lumps everywhere. And then I noticed how hard it was becoming hard just to put the damn dishes away--bending over I felt pressure in my lungs. It grossed me out, feeling like that is just not acceptable, particularly at 26. And then it hit me, I've gotta do something. I can't play with my son when I can barely put the dishes away. Not to mention, I hate having sex with my husband because bits that shouldn't wobble, are MORE than wobbling--it's just not hot. And because it's not hot, I hold out. And that doesn't make him happy....

This is what I look like now. These were taken yesterday, and mortified me.

So here's the plan...

Food: I'm going to watch my portion sizes--this is my biggest battle. Because if you tell me I can't have something (i.e. pizza), I'm going to run out and eat 40 pounds of it. I'll be counting points+ values in coordination with Weight Watchers.

And then comes the exercise that I have to rediscover a love for, because I really don't want to get off my lazy ass and do it, but know that once I start I won't want to stop. Fickle relationship exercise and I have. So....

Exercise: I'm going to start doing TurboFire again. But I'm going to do it as a hybrid with ChaLEAN Extreme in hopes that new muscle will incinerate the fat that's sitting on top of it.

Today, I weigh 174 pounds. I can't wait to see that number drop next week! In the meantime, I'm going to attempt to use this blog as my personal accountability space. Posting what I'm eating, and exercising every day.

Wishing everyone a week of losses!


  1. I did ChaLEAN Extreme after my last baby and loved it. I think I lost about 13 lbs. doing it and then the muscle definition was incredible. As I slimmed down, it just got better and better looking. XXOO

  2. I know what you mean about not wanting to have sex when you're not feeling so hot, my husband doesn't get it though!!

  3. yeah, you! Sounds like you have a fantastic plan for this week and beyond. I know that loss of motivation feeling only too well. Look forward to reading about your successes next week

  4. Your plan is badass and you are going to KILL it! Make it happen, girl!

  5. I hear you about the motivation - it comes and it goes, as the weight does! Very frustrating., and its also hard for your husband to understand that you don't want to have sex because of YOU not because of him.
    I think we are all working on getting our motivation back, especially with summer right around the corner.
    I'm going to look more into this ChaLEAN and I may be joining you. Good luck this week, have a good one!

  6. Girl, I am so right there with you on the motivation. When I have it, I have it, but when I don't well, we know what happens. I had so much of it this time last year when I lost 60 pounds and lost it when I went on vacation, came back home and gained 20 of it back. So I know where you are coming from. I need that accountability too. I think we all do to some extent. You have an awesome plan to start you off. Can't wait to read your post next Monday! I hope you are having an awesome week!

  7. Welcome back Lisa! I'm excited to see how your workouts go. It's not easy taking off the weight, but we ate all right there with you!