Getting & Staying Motivated

8 Responses

  1. TwoThirtyEight says:

    I am so proud of you.

    I’m a 238 pound, 26-year-old woman who *needs* to lose about 40 pounds or so to have a baby with minimal complications.

    You provide such inspiration to me. I tell myself while I’m on my elliptical: If that other guy can stay on here for 81 minutes, then I can do *at least* 35 minutes.

    And now you have given me something else to think about with this post. I agree. Living healthy should be as natural as breathing, eating and using the restroom.

    Thank you for putting it in perspective.

  2. Joy Manning says:

    I have thought about this so many times … What is it that flips the switch in your brain and makes it possible to head to the gym when last month it was impossible to make yourself go to the gym? Part of it is, as your say, getting the motivation to take root in your brain, but there’s sometimes a disconnect between what we know we need to do to achieve a goal and what we are consistently willing to do. Whatever it is, you certainly seem to have it down pat.

  3. Kim says:

    Tyler, this sounds so familiar. I wrote once about the Pain of transformation. THis journey we are on is transforming and therefore hard at times. What keeps me getting up again and again is my vision…my motivation. You are right…it has to be something real and important to us. SOmething big enough to pull us through the times it gets painful to keep going in the transformation. Keep going Tyler! You are doing great!

  4. Coryad says:

    Huh. I never thought about it that way…. but you’re so right. My motivation is always changing, but it needs to be a part of daily life, not just when I feel like it.

  5. Great post!

    I tell people not to wait for motivation. Waiting for motivation could mean still being just as fat and sedentary a year from now. You just do it because it’s necessary, like taking showers or brushing teeth.

  6. bestfriendbritt says:

    Thanks! I worked out today because of this post 🙂

  7. Megan says:

    You’re doing awesome! I really wish I had half the motivation that you do. I don’t know you but I stumbled across this blog a couple of weeks ago and since then you’ve been my motivation to get to the gym and hop on a cardio machine. I decided to check back today to see how many more pounds you lost. I now have a subscription to your page 🙂

    Good luck!

  8. BabyGotBack says:

    TYLER! You’re awesome. Really. I found your blog a few days ago from a forum on Calorie Count. I’ve been bigger my whole life too, bad genes, but I’ve always been healthy and active. I’ve tried Weight Watchers and it worked great, until my workout buddy decided to get gastric bypass, the cheater -_-

    Anyways, I’ve been working out again and eating right since the beginning of this summer… And I hit a plateau a couple weeks ago… This blog made me get my ass to the gym and get on the elliptical for an hour today. My thighs were killing me, as were my lungs, but I felt amazing after.

    I’m glad someone is losing weight the way it should be lost… It shows me it CAN be done. 🙂

    Thank you <3

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