Operation Skinny Jeans: Fitspiration Friday- Take it Back

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fitspiration Friday- Take it Back

I don't know about you, but I feel a little stuck. I know it's me, that I am holding myself back, but it sucks either way. My motivation has kinda dwindled and I need to find it again. I think it comes from boredom in my current plan, so the good news is, the end of next week my plan will change.

I have lost 35 lbs and right now that feels like a number more than an accomplishment. To motivate myself I decided to pick up a 35 lb weight. It was heavy! I walked around with it a little. I did a few squats, feeling how much harder they were to do. I went up and down a flight of stairs, which was really tough! That's when I realized that 35 lbs is a lot. That heavy dumbbell is off of my body. That was huge to me.

If you have lost some weight, but feel stuck, try what I did. Pick back up what you have lost and try to move around. It will astound you how much harder it is. ESPECIALLY stairs. It just feels like a number until you pick it up again.

How do you stay motivated? Have you tried this? How did you feel?


  1. I think this is a great idea! Everytime I want to give up I think about my kids... I've "lost" my son and most of my daughter! Every time I pick up one of my kids, especially my son, I think OMG I had this much extra weight on me!?! That is huge to me. They are a daily reminder of what I've accomplished and my motivation for doing so.

  2. The beginning of your post sounded like a downer. I felt worried for you. Then I read this brilliant strategy! 35 is a lot of weight, and you should be very proud. Keep smiling!

  3. I have kind of lost my motivation the past week, being on spring break and back home with my family. I am going to try to get my groove back by reminding myself why I'm working so hard to kick butt.
    Thirty-five pounds is a lot of weight, and that's wonderful that you have gotten so far! Just remember how awesome you've done already, and strive for better.. I have faith that you'll get there no problem :D


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