South Beach Steve has inspired me tonight by his entry about being uninspired. I feel that. I've been uninspired lately. Uninspired or overwhelmed. I haven't felt like processing anything into coherent thoughts. I haven't felt like thinking, I haven't felt like doing and that's not good for me. Well, that's not entirely true. I've been very inspired with my fitness program. I worked out 6 times last week and pushed myself on every workout. I find peace in my workouts now. Something I did not think would ever be reality for me. And, I miss it now.
I'm amazed at how you can change when you're willing and don't limit yourself. I was talking with a coworker today who was going to do the program that I'm doing but said she knew she couldn't do it because of not being able to have cream in her coffee and some other restrictions. We just limit ourselves. I never thought that I would drink coffee without cream, but I do. I may add a flavored syrup, sugar-free of course, but no cream. I love vegetables now, even mushrooms. I like the foods that I cook for myself...foods that I used to wish would taste as good as they smell, now taste like they smell. I don't miss salt. I enjoy the natural flavors.
In my uninspired funk, I've forgotten how much I like this new me, this new way of living. I forgot how empowered I've felt by my ability to change, by working successfully toward my goal, by staying the course. These last couple of days, as I've have to really focus on making sure I'm following my eating program, I've been thinking about how you pick yourself up when you fall. I actually have no answer, so I'm asking you. How do you regain your commitment, your momentum, your mojo when it begins to wane?