Weekends for me are always kind of a bust. We do a lot of socializing, which means restaurant meals and wine. Moreover, things like "movie nights" always require popcorn and candy!
To counter this, I always try to begin the week with a renewed sense of commitment.
Unfortunately, today I'm feeling less-than-motivated.
But we can't expect to be motivated every day! We can't expect every step of our healthy living journey to be filled with high hopes and a strong sense of commitment. If that were the case, losing weight and getting fit would be easy.
And if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.
The key to meeting our goals is to "slog through it." Weight loss and fitness comes easy on the days we feel motivated and committed. But the true test of our determination is the day when everything seems to fall apart. When we feel lazy. Or bored. Or exhausted. Or stressed. Or anxious. The true test comes when motivation is not in sight, and we must face the buffet dinner or the treadmill. The decisions we make when we're not feeling motivated are the ones that will mean success or failure.
Because, in reality, we'll probably have more days "low motivation" days than "high motivation" days.
So, today, I'm slogging through despite my desire to curl on the sofa with a good book.
I'm eating healthy bean soup for lunch, and healthy stir-fry for dinner.
And I'm doing an upper-body strength training routine, plus an additional 30 minutes of cardio.
I'm doing it even though I don't feel motivated, because the final goal is more important than my current mood.