That's me in the corner... losing my motivation. Well, not completely. But in my pattern of health kicks, this is the time (week two/three) that I start getting SUPER frustrated because the results are SO SLOW to show themselves. Nothing has changed from last week. Nothing quantitative, anyway. I'm falling asleep much faster at night, but I'm the exact same weight I was last Thursday. Two measly pounds less than the Thursday before when I started this madness. It just seems like I've done... more. Throw me a freaking bone, scale.
But this is not me giving up. No no no. I have a few things with me in my corner that keep me going.
1) My organization this time around. Physically writing things down on paper (my weight every morning, followed by the calories the elliptical machine tells me I've burned, followed by any thing else I worked out) has helped a lot. Not only because I can see what I've accomplished, but because it makes me not want to have any holes on the calendar, except for my rest day, which has been Sundays.
2) Bones. Not only the bones that create the frame for my overweight body (stay strong! I'm drinking skim milk FOR YOU!), but Bones the television series. My GOSH am I addicted. Every day I chomp at the bit to get on that elliptical so I can watch another episode on my iPhone. Yes, yes, I watch an episode or two at home once in a while, but the rule is that I can't do that until I watch while working out first. Works wonders. :)
Something I'm considering implementing today is the weekly measure. I'm hopefully gaining muscle through this experience (weighs more than fat, right??), so perhaps it would be better to measure various places of the body and keep track of those? Anyone tried this before?
How has this past week been for you? Got any progress to report? What keeps you motivated?