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Failing to find motivation, needing outside support!

brown9965brown9965 Posts: 3Member, Premium Member Posts: 3Member, Premium Member
Hello- My name is Megan Brown and I am a 33 year old single mom and full time college student. I also work 2 jobs. I am in my senior year and about to graduate early. I did not realize that the freshman 15 is real no matter what age you are and ya turned into the senior 30. Before making the choice to go to college, I was a waitress so constantly moving and I did cross fit 5 days a week. I have never been skinny but I was thick/fit. I’m so mad when I look at pictures from them because when I thought I was really fat I was not. I am embarrassed and ashamed of what I look like. I am failing to find the motivation to work the macro program I am paying for and can not find any drive for the gym. I am looking for a community that is experiencing the same things. I would love to find motivation from others and maybe help motivate. If this sounds like something you are interested in please reach out!


  • patricechavonpatricechavon Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    I just started my weightloss journey yesterday. I have a great amount to lose. You're more than welcome to add me.
  • brown9965brown9965 Posts: 3Member, Premium Member Posts: 3Member, Premium Member
    Thank you got your reply! What made you start your journey?
  • kirelerkireler Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    The motivation for me is that I want to be present for my kids wedding, I want to feel better, and I want to prove to myself that I can do it.

    Stress is usually want gets me off the wagon...but I find myself back on. Example, I was about about 60-70 lbs lost last March, but family & work issues got me side tracked and I put on 30lbs. That is still 30lbs lost though, so YAY.

    The HARDEST part is doing something when you don't want too...and if you do it, you usually feel MUCH better after. I.E. go for a walk, run, swim.

    I read somewhere it's easy to start slow. Day 1: Do 1 push up, 1 sit-up, 1 crunch, 1 of whatever. Then add one every day.
    If you started today, you'd be doing 35 by Christmas!!! Even if you were able to do half of that, it's great.

    hope any of this helps. :)

  • TNClutchmanTNClutchman Posts: 27Member Member Posts: 27Member Member
    First off, let me say Congratulations on your achievement in school! You will be successful in your journey. One ounce at a time. Some people say, "one pound at a time". But I choose to say ounce, because every ounce matters. Keep on keeping on. If you have a slip up, shake it off and put it behind you. You can't undo, and don't dwell on it and beat yourself up over it. Get back to moving forward.
    Feel free to add me if you would like. I'm on my second go around here on MFP. I really need support and encouragement.
  • buddy352buddy352 Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    If you're looking for motivation. Youtube David Goggins. He is an amazing man with an amazing story. He has a great book out called "can't hurt me." I'm down 40lbs with his help. Hope this helps.
  • pigsrock137pigsrock137 Posts: 12Member Member Posts: 12Member Member
    Just added you! And i recommend finding fitness youtubers thats been the biggest motivation for me to get started
  • 19shmoo6919shmoo69 Posts: 295Member Member Posts: 295Member Member
    Good morning, one thing that helped me during my "down in the dumps" time was to stop beating myself up over what I did not do. I did not realize how it affected me and how often I did it. Now if I say a negative I follow it with a couple positives. Oh, I added all of you. Lol
  • debbysatitdebbysatit Posts: 121Member Member Posts: 121Member Member
    I eat when I am stressed or emotional. Have not been able to stick to anything lately. I would love to get motivated together. Feel free to add me!
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