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Getting my exercise mojo back?

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2017 is not the year to be a couch potato. Here is how I’m getting my exercise mojo back.

For the past couples of months, my exercise mojo has been disappearing before my very eyes.  I’ve been finding myself un-motivated to exercise. What is wrong with myself? Why do feel so blimin’ lazy? It questions I keep asking myself and every time I find myself with an excuse, more than an answer. That doesn’t help me. I keep saying to myself, ‘oh it my hips or knee’ or ‘oh, I got so much work to do’.

Excuses, excuses and excuse. Quit being such a lazy cow Anna and get up and to the gym. I live 5 minutes away from the gym, I can go day or night – not a problem. Then why the hell have my exercise mojo gone?

I used to quite enjoyed exercising, I would enjoy the feeling of finishing a class and having every muscles aching me. But now I’m finding it more difficult to even join a class.

Avoiding exercise for me isn’t an option – it a lifestyle choice. My bmi is in dangerous territory and quite frankly I have body issue which is making me sad.  So I need to get moving and to take control of my bmi and body issue. No one else will – only me.

I did say that 2017 will be the year I take back control off my body and I will get my exercise mojo back – one way or another. I have written a list on how I’m getting my exercise mojo back.

Richard

In an effort to get me motivated and to stop being so god-damn lazy! Richard have joined the gym with me. It really nice as we can be gym buddy together and I don’t feel so alone when I’m there. Richard also does body-building and he often give me lectures on how to pump up those irons and what to do while I’m there. So every morning, we wake up and go for an early morning gym session and then treat ourselves with a big fry up breakfast. I find it does help having a gym buddy with you and it help with your exercise mojo.

Reaching for a goal – Traveling

We’re making plan on traveling again next year – this time through the north part of Europe. Richard and I did it two years ago where we went right through the heart of Europe. It was an amazing experience and it something we want to do again, so hence us making plan. However, to go traveling I need to be fit and healthy. This is why I my exercise mojo back so I can enjoy the experience fully and don’t feel breathless and tired.

Fitbit

I recently brought myself a Fitbit in the effort to get myself moving (and grooving). At least while I’m working out I will know how hard I’m pushing myself and can set myself an exercise log. That what I want an exercise log so I can look back and see how far I’m comes. I enjoyed wearing my Fitbit and it nice how it syncs to my phone and can give me tips and guidance.

Setting myself the ultimate dress size goal

We all been there, let admit it. We all want to drop a dress size and look fabulous in a dress. I will admit this is my big goal right now – dropping a dress size. I would love to be a size 12 or 14 again. And the only way of getting there is by hard work at the gym.

Low Carb – high protein diet

This mean skipping all my favorite meals for a while and having a more variety diet. Ok I won’t complete give up chips, I’d just make it homemade and instead of frying – I would just bake in the oven. That what I’m doing, making more homemade meals and learning to have a low carb diet and to add more protein. Protein – so I’m told by Richard (who is obsessed with anything body building/fitness/protein) helps you feel fuller for longer and to help you gain muscles. So I’ve also been told that having a high protein diet – does help you getting the exercise mojo back.

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This is how getting my exercise mojo back, let me know if you have any advice or tips to help me.

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15 Comments

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    Terryn
    16th February 2017 at 8:43 pm

    So proud of you, Anna! It isn’t easy, that’s for sure. I run a lot of health and fitness accountability groups online if you ever want the added support.

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    Dottie
    16th February 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Good Luck! You can do this! Having a gym buddy is great and a Fitbit is wonderful for helping you realize how active or inactive you are in a day. Try to stick with small goals to help you reach your larger dress size goal. In fitness we encourage SMART goals. Small, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound. A great starting goal would be going to the gym three days a week for the next month. It’s an easy goal to hit and being successfull at it will give you more encouragement to keep going. Next thing you know you’ll be back in the dress size!

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    heidi
    16th February 2017 at 10:56 pm

    iT is really difficult Anna especially the older you get, find something fun and don’t beat yourself up about it. When I was 36 I lost 70 pounds and since then it fluctuates and I fall off the wagon here and there. It’s really about getting into the routine and making it a habit:)

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    Mini
    17th February 2017 at 7:00 am

    I know loosing weight is tough. But once you start getting results, you feel good. Low carb diet is important for weight loss. Try to avoid fried and oily stuff. But once in a while, have a cheat day, eat whatever you like but in moderation. 🙂

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    Tania Potter - Soul Sense Coaching
    17th February 2017 at 10:41 am

    I can so relate, I have lost my exercise mojo as well! I really need to give myself a talking to and use some of your tips. Good luck to you!

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    Randi
    17th February 2017 at 11:17 am

    I am seriously so bad about working out so I definitely feel your pain!

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    Divya
    17th February 2017 at 2:47 pm

    It’s definitely the same over here for me! During winter months, it’s hard to get me motivated. Even if I have my Fitbit and I know I’m not going to reach 10,000 for the day, I feel unmotivated. Let me know what works for you! Maybe it’ll work for me too 🙂

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    Jacqueline
    17th February 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Spring is coming. So get going girl and obtain your goal!!

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    Shorikka
    17th February 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Getting the fit bit really does help. My husband got me the samsung watch and it really helps with my daily routine and walking count. It motivates me to workout more and eat better. Its strange that the smallest littlest thing can motivate your mojo

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    Susan | The Sparrow's Home
    17th February 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Kudos to you! I think that just making the decision and telling people about it is the biggest step. Well wishes to you…will enjoy seeing your progress (it will encourage me!). 🙂

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    Alisha
    17th February 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Anna, I totally get your plight! Over the last 2 years or so I’ve been steadily gaining weight, even though I have been doing Pilates and have had no major dietary changes. My docs believe it has a lot to do with my overall lifestyle and mental health; as I do have anxiety, chronic pain and a lot of stress. I’m going back to college now and one way I am in a way “forcing” myself to get some exercise is by signing up for yoga class.
    I think you did some great research here and hopefully it will help you stay positive and continue with these lifestyle changes. Good luck!

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    Shakirah Iman
    18th February 2017 at 1:00 am

    Something I learned from yoga is life happens. I have not don yoga in a week due to stress and I will get back into tomorrow. Be easy on yourself things will happen. I do think the Fitbit is a good idea.

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    Chrissy
    20th February 2017 at 6:27 am

    I’ve been putting off exercising for a while now (it’s been cold over here), but reading this pushes me to really get started. Here’s to the both of us. x

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    Skipah
    20th February 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Good luck, I’m currently in a weight loss challenge so that has been a form of motivation for me.

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    Mary
    20th February 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I’m also getting back on the wagon after a year of mistreating my body. If you’re comfortable with it, I’d love to be fitbit friends!

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