Saturday, June 18, 2011

Need some motivation please!!

It has been 4 months since I had my new baby girl, and I have to say that I am struggling to get back to my healthy ways.  My diet is not too terrible but I forgot how hard it was to lose weight.  For me I have to really watch what I eat and not cheat if I want to lose anything.  The first 12 pounds seemed to just fall off but now these last 10 I am really struggling with.  Some days I am right on point and others I cheat badly.  I will keep on fighting this and know that even though it may be hard I will get back to my old weight and fit in to all my clothes!!!

As far as working out, well this is difficult to say the least with two kids around.  I have gotten some great workouts in and do manage to work out every week.  But having a normal workout routine has proven difficult.  I am finding that I cannot commit to work out every day at a certain time because the baby may have a bad night and wake up 20times and I am too tired or I can’t get her down for a nap to get my run on in the afternoon.

Even though I seem to have some really great excuses on why after 4 months I am not in better shape, I think one of the things I am struggling with the most these days is motivation.  Some days I got it, others not so much.  So to help with my motivation I have signed up to run 2 5k’s in the next couple of weeks. 

Virtual 5KThe first 5k is for a cause I believe in.  My Ultra running friend Tara is hosting a virtual 5k to help raise money for Type 1 Diabetes.  If you don’t know anything about Type 1 diabetes just know that this disease sucks big time.  It is nothing like Type 2 and there is no cure.  So if you want to do something to help this cause just click here to sign up for this 5k it is only $10 to enter and she has a pretty nice list of times that were donated to raffle off to the runners, so go check it out.

My second 5k is down in Miami with my sister for July 4th.  We (meaning my sister and I) are racing each other.  Now I have been running a lot longer than my sister and have always kicked her booty.  So going into this challenge I really did not feel the pressure.  Well I find out yesterday my big sister has really been training.  Yes folks I better kick it in gear or she is going to beat me.  

I am planning on going out and getting 4miles in this morning after my hubby wakes up so he can take care of the kiddos while I get my run on.  I really don’t feel like it but I know that I have to push myself.  I am waiting for those mornings when all I want to do is run.  I remember those days and look forward to getting them back.  

Maybe I need to find a special reward to give myself if I stay on track for a month and loose these last 10pounds and keep a decent workout schedule (I say decent because a normal schedule is just not going to happen right now).  Maybe a new running skirt or a pair of Nike Frees (I have wanted to try them).  What do you all think is a good reward that could help to motivate me so I stay on track?  

 How do you stay motivated when life gets in the way and sleep does not always happen?