I need motivation, people! Please?!
Here's my story.
When I moved to California from Canada in 2008, I gained over 50 pounds in a year (due to becoming a housewife, not moving much and eating. all. day.). Fast forward a couple of years, I had gotten serious about my health and fitness, and started going to the gym regularly, counting calories, jogging, all that good stuff. Over the span of 2 years, I went from weighing 170 pounds to 140 pounds, (most of the weight loss occurred towards the end of those 2 years). I looked and felt great, stood beside my sister at her wedding in Canada and felt confident and beautiful. Even more beautiful than I had ever felt when I was thin. But, as soon as I returned from the wedding my work schedule changed to longer shifts, and I started taking night classes at my local community college. I no longer had time to go to the gym on the way home from work (since I was going straight from work to school), and resorted to a lot of fast food for dinner. In just over a year, I've gained back 10 pounds. It doesn't sound like much, but it looks and feels like much more. I feel sluggish, weak, out of shape, and have lost a significant amount of confidence. I feel like a failure, and am finding it impossible to motivate myself this time around. My willpower is zero. While I make healthy dinners for myself and my husband, I make poor snacking choices more often than not. I absolutely don't have time or money for a gym membership, so I am determined to work out at home after dinner, but every night 10 pm rolls around, it's bedtime, and I haven't worked out.
Someone please help, I appreciate any and all advice and encouragement!
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.