So as we all go down this road known as obesity together, to those of you who go to the gym like I do. My question is this. When you get in a rut (we all get there) what do you do to motivate yourself to get out of the rut?
Linjean, i know the feeling i cant seem to lose down past 348. Ive cut out sweets and soda. I am working out 3 days a week. Doing as much as i can do. Really busting my ass and going nowhere.
I usually think how good I felt when I did work out and how neat my clothes look on me.
Wish I had a good answer for you. But I am in a bit of gym rut myself. Had went kind of lax on my eating plan also. I kind of intentionalyl took a two month break in part of Nov and til after the new year. Was kind of a hit and miss depending on when I had company staying with me, other busier than normal plans, etc. Gained back 5 lbs during that time. Kind of got in a funk and was hard getting going again. But I had gotten a lot of compliments from family and friends around Christmas on my weight loss. At that time I was 170 lbs down from 216. Well I got the 5 lbs off. Back to 170 and hit a darn plateau again. Really stalled for long time on this one. Guess put in in a bit of a funk so it was kind of a hit and miss at the gym. Guess mentally without intentionally doing so, was kind of giving up . But I was gaining and losing the same one or two pounds...got aggravating. I also got lazy on my eating plan and had a fast food hamburger one evening. And even though all Keto approved foods, I noticed I was eating bigger portions and snacking more also. Guess I was getting tired going nowhere fast. doing everything kind of half ass. In a rut. So I went shopping and bought only Keto approved food items as I generally do. But went back to my original plan...doing weekly meal preps. This keeps the portions in control. One meal per container . But I seem to be loosing interest in wanting to go to the gym everyday. I try but getting more sporadic . I have already dropped out of the aerobic classes and water exercise classes . And even swimming less. Not pushing myself as hard at the gym equipment with my sets and reps. So I don't know how to get back to my original groove again either . I know it was a big part of me feeling better and helping with the weight loss, so hope someone here can help us both with this. It is like I already know all the positive reasons for keeping it up, but I am now finding more excuses to just stay home than to go. I did go and just did a bit of the 8 weight resistant machines this morning, but have to say it felt more like a chore than liking it. Plus did only one set of 20 reps and I used to do 2 sets of 20 reps. I now have about 17 lbs left to reach my final goal, and I tell myself not to give up as this I not just temporary but something I am going to have to do for as long as I am physically able to. Thinking I need to talk to the gym coach again. I met with him 3 times , once per week when first joining to set up a workout plan for me and instruct me with use of the equipment. Thinking maybe he would be a good source for help. Maybe a trainer would be helpful for you, but here they are a bit expensive. The coach was included in my membership fee as they just spend total of 3 times with you , not everyday. Good luck and good wishes. But don't give up. Every little bit is a plus.