A Long and Narrow Road

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Motivation – Where Did It Go?


I can’t blame Thanksgiving. It’s an eating and cooking frenzy but to be honest, this year I wasn’t into the food. I cooked it but I didn’t eat much of it. Not nearly as much as I normally do. I tend to really look forward to holidays that center around food because I love food. Or, I used to. Being gluten-free has really killed my taste buds. The plus side? I didn’t go overboard and I was walking to offset anything I did eat (or drink).

However, since then… nothing has been happening on the exercise front. My motivation is not entirely gone but it’s waning. Much of it has to do with the weather. It’s been very cold for Southern California and extremely windy. Really, if I bundled up, it wouldn’t be too cold to walk in, but with everything flying around it’s not been good walking weather.

Ironically, my body tends to lose weight when I stop exercising so even though I haven’t walked for ten days, I have lost an additional five lbs. That REALLY makes it hard. I mean, I lose weight when doing nothing? Wha??

So I am not the pillar of perfection today. Was I ever? But I wanted to stop by and tell you all that I have been a useless slug and that I am allowing this behavior through the end of this week, and then will transition to some other activity if the weather continues like this. I really hate the gym and I am not fond of people in general so group stuff bugs me. Anyway, I’ll post an update soon.

What have you all been doing? It’s been freezing cold all over the country. How do you manage exercise when it’s so cold outside?


2 thoughts on “Motivation – Where Did It Go?

  1. Wanna know how I’ve been coping with the cold weather? by going home and putting some warm clothes on and watching TV. 🙂 I went to the gym a couple of times last week and it bored me. I hate gyms. I make myself go though. But this week I am just too dang busy. It may be Spring before I am back on track! But I am not going to beat myself up about it. I’m going to just keep eating well, drinking a lot of water and trying to stay stress free. I’ll sneak in some exercise when I can!

    • It’s just hard because I can still lose weight without the exercise so my reasoning tells me that the exercise doesn’t really matter. Which, I know is wrong. I just want to wake up and be thin. Why can’t that happen?


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