What is this ‘willpower’ of which you speak?

Willpower (noun): Control of one’s impulses and actions; self-control

Also known as "That which I don’t seem to have."

For quite some time now, I have been wanting to lose weight. I’m presently more than one hundred pounds overweight, and I’m very tired of it. I have not been tired enough to actually do anything concrete about it until recently, however.

Back in July, I started a very spastic exercise "program" that consisted of me going to a nearby gym when I could compel myself to get out the door, and either walk/run on a treadmill, or attempt to work out. I also tried to eat less (as in only one portion of food at mealtimes), drink less regular soda, and get more sleep.

Somehow, I lost eight pounds. I think these pounds wandered off after getting the idea that perhaps I didn’t want them around anymore. I’m afraid I didn’t give them compelling evidence, but I’m glad they’re gone all the same.

However, my spastic schedule was when I was unemployed, and Azrael was not in school. I’m currently working (and I LOVE my job); Azrael is starting first grade on Wednesday; I’m going back to school myself, and Chris has been offered a job. I need to set a schedule for myself, and pronto. This morning, as I’ve tried for the past several, I fully intended to get up at 7 a.m. and go to the local recreation center, as it has the same equipment as the gym, only free of charge to use. I woke up at 6:44, and rather than take the hint and get up, I instead adjusted my alarm for 8 a.m., and even then hit snooze a few times.

Does anyone have any advice regarding motivation? I need to get up!

2 thoughts on “What is this ‘willpower’ of which you speak?

  1. Please do not be so hard on yourself. You HAVE been eating less, and drinking less soda.

    I also ask any of you reading this for advice in how I can also help motivate her. 🙂

    I love you dear, and want to see you healthy and HAPPY.

  2. My sister always gives me crap because I have the same problem. I want to lose weight but I don’t have the motivation to do it by myself. I found that if I’m with someone I’m more motivated to do better. Whether it’s with my husband or with my sister, I aspire to do more. I read an article on msn a while ago that if you don’t have someone near you, get on the phone. Call a friend while exercising, make dates that you can’t break, and make sure that you break up exercise routine, don’t always do the same thing.

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