Demotivated with weight loss (or lack of, rather)


I’m having a bad day. Personal crap, work crap, crap crap. On top of all this, I’m feeling really demotivated and disillusioned with the whole fitness / weight loss thing.

Having talked about my “problem” and my fitness/weight loss goals at the beginning of the month, I have buckled down with my eating and increased the amount of work outs I’m doing. I don’t get time to do the 30 day shred every Monday but I am incorporating some sort of movement into every day stuff. I do squats, plank etc while the kids eat their breakfast. I’ve adding a walk to my lunch break. I have cut out many of the daily coffees (although they were black / no sugar anyway) and am having water instead. I’m getting more early nights to combat the chronic sleep deprivation. I am still “dry for July” – no hiccups, no cheats.

Yet here I am, a week off the end of July give or take, and I just feel that nothing is happening. How is it that someone can massively increase their exercise and decrease their calorie intake and see NO improvement whatsoever? I don’t know whether I’m blinded by cynicism and I genuinely have made improvements or whether I’m just not working hard enough, but it’s really, REALLY fucking me off and I am not sure how to kick this feeling and move on.

I’m not going to give up. I am not going to stop running or moving or eating good stuff, but I would quite like to have something to show for all the effort :(

5 comments so far

  1. MrsB @ Mind over Matter said:
    On July 23, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Keep a diary of what you eat for a few days and send to me. I’ll have a look and give you some tips :)

    And remember this – what comes easy won’t last and what lasts won’t come easy!

  2. Manda said:
    On July 24, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Any tips you get, send my way… because I’m about to hit the pavement/studio/what have you to get my fitness in order as it’s appallingly horrible and I dread the mental effects not seeing any progress will to do me, too :(

  3. marjo said:
    On July 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Measure your body parts rather than standing on a scale. You could be getting slimmer without losing weight because you loose fat and gain muscle.


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