Fit Update: Week 16 aka Stay Motivated

April 29, 2013 by Michelle

So I’ve been at this get fit “thing” for almost four full months now.  And I think I’m in a groove where I know what I need to do to enjoy my classes and stay working out.  That’s a good thing.  Granted, I’m not always taking as many steps as I should be outside my classes, but I know about it now, and I’m working on it.  The weight isn’t coming off as quickly as I might like, however.

I’ve told you before that I’m a Shaklee blogger, which means that they’ve provided me with Shaklee products to do a Shaklee 180 for six months – three months to lose the weight and three months to learn to keep it off.  I’m about halfway through my second month, and I feel like I’m stuck.  I’m sticking with it, and there are a lot of reasons for that.

PHoto of 1 month for Shaklee 180

Whether you’re on a “diet” or a lifestyle change, there comes a point before it’s truly ingrained where you start to lose motivation – or at least I do.  You may question yourself because what you saw happening at first isn’t happening as fast as you want it to.  Your – too high – expectations aren’t being met, and our immediate gratification society (myself included) does the “hey, why isn’t this working?”  Except that’s the wrong question to ask.

It’s about what you’re doing right.  It’s about keeping the big picture in mind.  And there’s a whole lot more, too.

And this is why Pink’s song “Try” is currently one of my favorites.  “But just because it burns doesn’t mean you’re gonna die.  You gotta get up and try and try and try.”  Now that’s a mantra to live by.

In the interest of full disclosure, this is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. My opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor.  People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.  All opinions remain my own.

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  • Holly

    I am all about paying for classes. If I don’t I won’t care about making sure its done!

    • Michelle

      It really makes a difference, doesn’t it, Holly? I NEED the class responsibility – and I enjoy them more than just doing stuff on my own. It’s the cost, it’s the fun, it’s the people, and it’s the fixed time – at least for me. But I know it, so that’s good, right?

  • Ashley S

    I admit I slacked on working out at the beginning of the month… but I’ve been getting better the last 2 weeks. I totally a notice bigger numbers in pound loss when I work out! Also, LOVE that Pink song 🙂

    • Michelle

      That’s awesome! Congrats, Ashley. I’m not seeing a bigger pound loss when I work out, but that goes to show you how ALL our bodies are different and react differently so we need to know ourselves and have faith that we do. Go you!

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