The Motivation I Needed

I have been in a little bit of a slump in the fitness area of my life. I ended 2011 with an amazing (at least its amazing to me) loss of 65 pounds. Lately I have found myself a little discouraged at being in a stall for the entire month of January. I know that stalls happen. I know that during the stalls you have to keep moving forward and pressing toward the goals you have set. Although it was hard that is exactly what I did.

The one thing I have been less than stellar at doing during the month of January was going to the gym. I have averaged about 1 time a week. Changes at work have just been hard for me to manage, so the easy thing to drop was my gym time. While it may have been the easy thing to drop it was not the right thing to drop. Less gym time has contributed to a more tired and grouchy Donna. That is not a good thing. I feel so much better and energized after a work out.

Yesterday I made it back to the gym for the first time in two weeks. I entered the gym with a renewed determination to triumph and win this battle once and for all. When I walked in the door I was greeted with a surprise. I WON the gym holiday contest, “A Gift to Myself.”  The premise of the contest was to not gain weight from Thanksgiving to News Years Day.  I did not just maintain my weight through the holidays I lost the most weight out of all of the participants. Hearing that I won this silly little contest provided a little boost to my lacking motivation. I know it is a simple little thing, but sometimes its the little things that mean the most.

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