Motivation To Lose Weight | Rest and Reflection | Day 70 of P90X 90 Day Challenge

My motivation to lose weight was not at it’s peak today. My eating was fine all day, but something in me just wasn’t quite right.

I have some personal things going on my life which are causing me great sadness. It’s nothing I can solve. All I can do is pray that time will heal all. In the meantime, this sadness weighs heavily on me.

The last thing I wanted to do today was exercise. But I had to as part of my personal commitment to my P90X 90 Day Challenge (I know today is supposed to be a rest day … but I had to switch things around earlier in the week).

I procrastinated as much as I could; made extra phone calls, checked emails that didn’t need checking, tidied the house, did the washing … but at the end of the day, I knew I still had to exercise.

Have you ever had days like that? When you just don’t want to exercise?

By 6:30pm I couldn’t put it off any longer and I started Kenpo which is a boxing workout. The first part is stretching and then you get into punching and kicking!motivation to lose weight

I have to tell you, half way through I was pumped! I was loving it! The endorphins were raging and I felt awesome! And I had another revelation:

Sometimes, you’ve just got to stop analyzing everything and “Just Do It!”

And I believe this is when you’re going to get one of your major breakthroughs. This is when you will truly appreciate what exercise can do for you. It’s not just about burning fat and getting fit, it’s about making you feel good! 

When you exercise you can get what is called “Runner’s High.” This is when you really push yourself and the rush of endorphins has the effect of opiates, making you feel good and giving you a feeling of well-being. This is so incredible. To be able to make that connection between exercise and feeling good.

I know exercise seems like such a chore, but it’s not. It is a mood enhancer.

This is why I am adamant that you find an exercise you enjoy and look forward to. It will make it so much easier when you’re just “not in the mood.”

So that was my revelation … now it’s time for reflection.

I’ve just committed to 10 weeks of P90X and eating only natural foods, exercising 6 days per week, not dieting because I believe diets don’t work, not weighing myself because I don’t think that’s useful either, and not measuring myself or my food.

And here’s what I notice:

  • Craving carbs is a thing of the past
  • Craving sugar is a thing of the past
  • Healthy foods make me happy
  • Incorporating yoga for weight loss works
  • The best time to exercise, for me is in the early evening
  • And it’s true that there are foods that are seriously helping me get rid of belly fat

I feel like a totally different person. My body is capable of things it simply couldn’t conceive of 10 weeks ago. I feel “alive.”

I have ripped shoulders, sculpted definition in the muscles in my back and my core is off the hook! My jeans are loose by about 3 inches in the waist. It’s happening … it’s really happening and I still have 3 weeks to go …

I look forward to the day when I can show you what’s possible when you don’t diet. I really believe in this and I want nothing more than to share everything I’ve learned over the course of this journey with you.

If you are sick and tired of every new diet gimmick that hits the market place, and you’re wondering if “this is the one” that’s finally going to help you lose weight, I promise you, if you follow my ideas you will learn how to lose weight forever by never dieting again. 

The only job you need to do right now is find your motivation to lose weight and I’ll show you how to do the rest. I promise you, it’s so simple!

 

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