Motivation: I’m Stuck

As you may have read… I’m part of a blog campaign with Shaklee. I started off this journey with such high ambitions. I was motivated. I was losing weight. I was empowered. I’m using the word “was” a lot… I’m just not any of those things right now. I’ve not gained back any of the weight. I’m just stuck. The gym feels routine when it once felt exciting. My food feels bland and boring when it once felt like a healthy change.


Perhaps I just need to change up my workout routine. Have you tried Couch to 5K? I’m really considering it and that’s a huge deal because I HATE to run.

My motto has always been… “If you see me running. Call the police. Someone must be chasing me.”

But in all seriousness… even my kickboxing instructors have told me I need to switch it up. Even if I am just switching time slots. Your body gets used to the movements… the routine. I mean… I did lose 20 pounds kickboxing. But maybe I’ll continue losing if I switch things up a bit.

Of course I’m the ridiculous one thinking about taking on running in Phoenix as it’s about to hit 100 degrees…


My friends in the #Shaklee180 Facebook group go through similar struggles. I know I’m not alone in this. It’s nice to have other people  to talk to and share ideas with. The one thing that has remained constant in the last month has been my morning routine. I can’t seem to start my day without my Shaklee Meal-in-a-Bar and a huge coffee. Black. It’s how I wake up and get going and most importantly… stay full until lunch.

That really sums up my biggest challenge this month… meal planning. Although my breakfast routine is the same… my lunch and dinner routines have been out of whack. Now that it’s May and a new month… I’m going to work very hard on getting back into a solid routine. I can do this!

How do you overcome the challenges you’re facing?



Dis­clo­sure: This is a spon­sored post as part of the Shak­lee Cor­po­ra­tion blog­ger pro­gram. I will be receiv­ing free prod­ucts, online support and incen­tive for par­tic­i­pat­ing. I’d never share anything with you that I didn’t actually try myself… because I love you and respect you as my friends and readers. Peo­ple fol­low­ing the weight-loss por­tion of the Shak­lee 180™ Pro­gram can expect to lose 1–2 pounds per week.