Battle for the Mojo
Anyone else out there ever lose their “sweat mojo”? Like, you loved working out and being healthy and then all of a sudden you realize you’ve “lost that loving feeling” and you’re not in the consistent habits you used to be in….
And the pounds/inches have found their way to your hips, thighs, and stomach? And along with it you’ve lost your confidence… your swag?
Well girlfriend, that’s exactly where I am.
Between the major life changes I’ve gone through the last six to eight months, things have changed – and physically not for the good. Graduating and going through the licensure process to become a PTA (talk about major stress!), starting my first “big girl” job and adjusting to all that comes with that, trying to pay down debt and get my finances straight (thank the Lord for Dave Ramsey!), getting engaged, and dealing with a 12 year old car that was unreliable at best (and then making the decision to purchase a new car).
…There’s been a lot to happen in the last 6-8 months!
And I’m ashamed to admit that these changes and stresses got in the way of what I knew was right for me and has severely altered – no, destroyed – my consistent healthy habits.
Not only was exercise slipping further down the list of priorities, my desire to workout was slipping down along with it. As did the nutrition… And suddenly, I realized, I’d lost my sweat mojo. Along with all those other things I mentioned…
It’s a pretty dark and unhappy place to be. If you’ve never been there, count your blessings.
If you have been there, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
After a mini breakdown and being tired of feeling this way, I’ve decided to do things differently. I’ve decided that I’ve had enough.
So here are the four methods I’m using to get my sweat mojo back:
- Focus only on today. It’s a process, and I am not going to get back to the best version of me over night.
- Make your goals simple for each day: “Eat good, Feel good” & “When in Doubt, Workout”. If I met those goals, the day was a success.
- Keep a food diary. You’ll be amazed at how your eating habits will change when you see what you’re eating written down – my eating habits have certainly changed for the better with this addition!
- Keep key motivational phrases close to your heart and eyes. A great way to do this is to make a vision board and post it somewhere that you’ll see everyday. I even have motivational pictures at my desk at work. I’ve even put some of my favorites here for you 🙂
Alright girlfriends, let’s get our mojo back!!
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