Ms. Marvel Project

When it feels like you’re always starting over

Do you ever get the feeling that every week, every month or even every few days you reach a point in your fitness journey where you know you’ve gone off track and have to start over?

I do.

Today is one of those days. I indulged quite a bit over the weekend (especially yesterday with chips and guacamole in the afternoon and pizza for dinner) and worked out pretty sparsely during the week, so today I’m once again trying to turn over a new leaf.

I blogged the other day about losing motivation and these two things are certainly connected. With low motivation comes bad decisions which then leads to feeling even less motivated, and on and on you go in a vicious circle.

It is now the beginning of a new week, a new month and a new season that should be arriving any day now (for real this time), so in a way it’s the perfect moment for me to be having this crisis of confidence. There’s so much newness and change that it’s hard to stay mired in the rut I’ve formed in my eating and exercising plan.

Also helping me get back into the right mindset: today I found an old picture of myself from probably a year and a half ago, when I was at the weight I’m trying to get back to now. I couldn’t believe how different I looked – and how much better! I want very badly to get back to that point and to feel that fit again. It’s really amazing what 10-15 pounds can do.

So, it’s back on, full force!


April 2, 2012 - Posted by | Project | ,


  1. I struggled with this for nearly six weeks this winter. After getting about halfway to my goal, and looking better than I have in years, I just … ran out of steam. I kind of just had to forgive myself and be okay with the fact that I basically ran in neutral for a while but didn’t gain anything back. A few weeks ago, once the weather got nice and sunny and warmer, the motivation came back, and I’m back on track.

    For now. It’s scary how that lack of motivation can sneak up from nowhere!

    Comment by Jadzia@Toddlerisms | April 3, 2012 | Reply

  2. I just returned from a two week vacation. I am having a hard time getting back to my work out routine. I did keep up with the push up challenge during vacation but I failed to keep up with my cardio. This week has a been a blur as I try to get the kids back on track with their school and extra activities. But I do know that I am determined to get back to my daily exercise routine. I am trying to remember it is not the end of the world that I got off track the important thing is to get back to it!

    Comment by marisad21 | April 5, 2012 | Reply

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