Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Tip #5: When you need a bit of motivation...

My trainer has me walk with weights all the time. Usually, I'm doing something with those weights - lateral raises, bicep curls, shoulder presses, triceps, etc. On occasion, he just adds extra weight and has me walk with him. On Monday, I got to walk a lap (0.1 mile) with 40lbs in hand. Do you know how heavy that felt? And to think three years ago I weighed 70lbs more?

When you need a little bit of motivation, grab a weight that equals what you have lost and walk for a bit as a reminder of where you once were. It'll get your butt in gear again, guaranteed.


Teale said...

This reminds me of a recent day when I was carrying a box of kitty litter up the 3 flights of stairs to my apartment. When I reached the top, I thought I was gonna pass out, I was so out of breath. Then I looked, and the box of litter was only 20 pounds... and I'd been carrying more than that around on my body! Wake up call!

Angela said...

I'm gonna carry weights on the treadmill tomorrow--what a great idea!

ExpressingNotStuffing said...

What a great tip!
It sure is crazy how we never put it together that the heavy thing we are carrying is like what we are carrying on our bodies!
When you look at it like that it's pretty crazy!
I can only imagine what it will feel like to have all of this weight lifted!
I will probably want to RUN!!!

Linda said...

Thankyou so much for your Birthday Wishes (((HUGS)))

I am going to take my 1lb loss and think positive and try harder this week.

Thankyou for being supportive and yeah, I think I will go into my kitchen and hold something that weighs 1lb to remind me of just how much 1lb is.....certainly better than gaining 1lb.

Hugs to you xx

Hanlie said...

I weigh double what I should weigh, so basically I'm carrying a whole person on my back, day in and day out. And not a small one either!

Ursula said...

whoa, crazy!!! how interesting and insightful! what a cool motivation tip! it seems as if your inspiration is growing on others rather quickly! :) it's really encouraging to read other people's comments.