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How do you motivate yourself?

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TwinkleCrinkle Wed 04-May-16 13:39:12

I need a little motivational help.

Just as background, I have an almost 2yr old and still have not lost the "baby weight." Before I became pregnant I was very fit and while I kept up the exercise during pregnancy still managed to gain a whopping 50lbs! (I'm 5'2").

I know exactly what I need to do and how to do it to lose weight but just cannot motivate myself to do anything about it!

What are your top tips for just getting the exercise done and not over eating?

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Wed 04-May-16 14:47:52

My only thing would be to do something either you really enjoy or that you can't get out of!

I think when they are 2-4 it's most difficult because they are too old to go in the pushchair for a good hike but can't walk far/fast enough for any meaningful exercise of your own. I kept the weight off until DD was out of the pushchair but until she was at nursery and I could start striding out again I definitely put some on.

NattyGolfJerkin Wed 04-May-16 15:00:12

Have a 'buddy' that you can't let down, you are more likely sessions and stick to them if you'll be letting someone down by crying off.

kate326 Tue 17-May-16 17:38:33

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 17-May-16 17:40:05

Do it with someone else.

Hrafnkel Sat 28-May-16 10:26:05

I get up and just do it. Then it's done, so I do have to think about it for the rest of the day. Up by 5am. I have a 4 and 6 yr old who sleep relatively well. I have to go early as dh leaves the house at half six. They are usually just about to wake up when I get back so I've not missed being on duty, as it were.

Lottapianos Tue 31-May-16 13:50:27

Find a type of exercise you enjoy. I joined a gym a couple of months ago - I do spin classes and also use the rower and crosstrainer. I absolutely love it, I have to stop myself going every single day!

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