Not feeling motivated at all!

By tiffany31a Latest Reply 2013-02-27 05:46:40 -0600
Started 2012-12-28 21:40:04 -0600

I know this is no excuse but since Christmas and even a few days before I have not had much motivation as far as exercising or eating healthy.I have let myself slide too much lately.I have really been wanting to take alot of long walks by myself and I just get so bored.My mp3 player broke and now I'm without tunes, no one wants to walk with me (the 'it's too cold' excuse). I even tried walking my friends dog and that was no good.He wouldn't listen.Trust me I have tried exercise at home too and everyone seems to interrupt or need something from me right then. I feel like a failure and my willpower is at zero. I keep trying to remind myself how important it is to take care of myself but I'm not doing anything to really help myself anymore.I can do better. I know I can I just don't know why I'm not. I have a dr appointment in about 3 weeks.Time is ticking.I would at least like to show that I have been trying.I want that I'm proud of myself feeling again:(

8 replies

Fefe12 2013-02-27 05:46:40 -0600 Report

The only way to not feel like a failure is to …not fail! It called putting one foot in front of the other. Stare at you shortcomings in the face and say NO!
get out on that walk, too boring, go to the zoo. Try a new park. Love coffee, park far away from a coffee shop and reward yourself with a cup. Walk at the mall, no boring time there. Do at least one good thing for yourself everyday. At night think about how it made you feel.
Do you want to feel like that again?
Then the next day do it again. Till feeling good is what you search for on many levels. Not only will you feel better, the ppl around you will feel better too and you will want to be around them and them around you. If they are still sad and bring you down, change friends. You are too important.

tiffany31a 2012-12-29 20:41:10 -0600 Report

Well today turned out great.I walked so much I earned a blister.The feeling was great though and can't wait to go again tomorrow.My glucose numbers are better also:)

tiffany31a 2012-12-29 09:44:13 -0600 Report

Ok guys I appreciate all the advice and suppor!.I'm leaving to the mall in about 15 minutes.I bidded on an mp3 player and I have a gift card for Goodys (retail therapy lol)…It's going to be better today than yesterday and I am going to do my best.I'll check back in tonight.

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2012-12-29 00:31:22 -0600 Report

No way are you a failure-just human! We all get into these slumps sometimes. At least you are trying. Even if you do just a little bit of activity a day, that is a start. Hang in there!

draco59 2012-12-28 22:48:25 -0600 Report

Hi Tiffany,
I understand your problem, plus I've been of work since the 21st and don't go back till the 2nd. I still get my work out taking care of our 2 horses… but the food, well more chocolates… my wife makes a killer fudge and I have weakness for the extra creamy chocolate…, but my sugars raised abit…
Your not a failure, never think like that… no negative thoughts… get a new mp3 player, even a cheap one. Find some where indoors to walk… I don't know where you live, I live in a rural town in Texas, we have a youth center that anyone can join, with and a indoor walking track, tread mills, etc… asking for help, shows you what to get better, that's the first step, you don't need someone to go with you, and you might find someone there, the you can walk with…
As for your Dr. appointment, it is what is going to be… but you have 3 weeks… just make your self do it… even walking around the house, or the mall, or for that matter, just walking the rows at Walmart will help, just stay away from the goodie isle… lol have a positive attitude about it and yourself, never forget it you know you can do it…
Thank care and have a wonderful evening… :)

jayabee52 2012-12-28 22:24:51 -0600 Report

Tiffany, it is quite common to go through rough patches in one's life where one seems to lose motivation.

But I would encourage you to take the reins of your life and do something like drive to the shopping mall and do some indoor mall walking. Most malls have canned music playing, is climate controlled - so is not too cold or warm, and the storefronts and the other people create mental diversions to keep your mind active. You might even be able to create yourself some "retail therapy".

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