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Lost: Mojo – Found: 40 lbs

11 Jun

Growing up I was a normal weight, maybe even a little under the norm. I didn’t have to watch what I ate, I was always busy, walking to school, dancing etc, that it wasn’t an issue.  Until, well, it was. Now it is. When I married my husband in 2005 I was 130 lbs, that was the heaviest I had been all my life. I felt good and was happy with how I looked. Since then I’ve put on an additional 40 lbs! I’m 5ft 3in, so at 170 lbs I’m considered obese and my BMI is off the charts! Health wise it’s not good for me, I know that, but I’m severely lacking the motivation to do anything about it. I’m definitely not happy with myself, my weight, my looks and despite how unhappy I am with myself, I’m still not at the point where I’m ready to say “enough is enough” and get up off my couch and do something about it. Ironically, I used to be a fitness professional, motivating and encouraging others to be fit! I know what it takes to lose weight, I know how to do it. It’s finding my mojo again to make it happen….that’s where I’m lost.

My home is slowly becoming a clothing store with sizes ranging from 4 – 18! I keep the old (smaller)  clothes with hopes that one day I will be there again. I mean we’ve all seen the miracles they perform on The Biggest Loser… they can lose hundreds of pounds, surely I can lose 40, right?

Well, I’ve put it out there now, maybe this is the first step to getting up off this couch and taking another step and another…. I will let you know.

Have you struggled with getting your mojo back? How did you do it?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories!