I honestly can't tell you where my motivation has gone. Maybe it's just that I've been busy at work and I don't having the energy and concentration for anything else. Well, work has slowed down a little so really, if I'm honest, I DO have the energy and the concentration to focus on being healthy. But I can't get motivated. I'm not really sure why, but in addition to not working out for the 2nd week in a row, the Whole30 has gone by the wayside.
I'm trying to figure out what's going on with me mentally because I swear I USED to be able to challenge myself and actually follow through. Remember last Summer and last Fall when I set challenges for myself and actually completed them? Yeah, those were good times.
You know what's good for motivation, though? Going shopping for formal wear. I'm really, really good with finding super cute knit and rayon dresses at Ann Taylor and Kohl's and Dress Barn that are flattering and comfy and suitable for my business casual office.
However, it seems like the size inflation that is rampant in all other clothing* hasn't hit the formal wear section at Macy's yet. I have to go to fancy events sometimes for work (including one tomorrow night) and I've worn my current cocktail dresses into the ground. So today on my lunch hour I went looking for something new.
I found a dress, but it's pretty frumpy and I don't love it. I did love 2 other dresses I tried on that right now are too small, but that would have fit me a couple of years ago. I didn't buy them because I already have enough aspirational clothing in my closet (aka, those clothes I could wear a couple of years ago).
The moral of the story is, Stop making excuses!!! Get up and go work out in the mornings! No more fudging the Whole30! Because if you fudge enough, then, guess what, it's not a Whole30 anymore.
Tomorrow, Day 1 (again): swimming in the morning and eating right for the rest of the day.
*Because I am a realist, and I know I am NOT a Medium anymore.