Friday, May 17, 2013

On Motivation {A Shaklee 180 Post}

If you are like me, when you step on that scale and notice that the number hasn't gone up but it also hasn't gone down, you kind of just want to give up. All your hard work eating the right thing, running, doing your exercise video, drinking enough water, etc. seems worthless when the scale doesn't change. After all, it is hard work, not easy. If you are like me, it becomes hard to stay motivated and keep on doing all those things even if the scale hasn't changed.

This has been exactly where I have been at for the last few months. My weight hasn't changed at all on the Shaklee program and I've only lost a few inches. So why continue on? Why keep eating healthy? Why keep working out?

Well for me, I do it for a few reasons. The first reason is for myself. I think you are never going to be successful in health, if you don't care about being healthy. For me, I care about eating right, exercising, and the importance of drinking water. Also, I am a firm believer in setting good health habits now at a young age, so that as I age, hopefully it will be easier on my body to do so gracefully.

The second reason is for these girls. I may not be losing weight like I want to. But they don't see that. What they see is a mom who is making the right eating choices by grabbing an apple instead of candy, or re-filling my water bottle throughout the day. It already is affecting them, as the girls throughout the day go to the fridge and grab their water along with a fruit or vegetable as a snack. They see a mom who takes them for daily walks in the summer, hiking through the woods, or pushing the stroller. They see a mom who in the winter puts in another exercise video, and they come right along side me and lift their "weights".

So while the scale may not be budging, and my lack of motivation can sometimes get me down, all it takes is a glance at my daughters to realize that I can do this, that this is all worth it!

What keeps you motivated when the scale doesn't move?

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.

People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.


  1. Okay this may sound weird but I was working out alot last year and really watching what I ate (less sugar and carbs) and the number on the scale went up. I got frustrated and just kept at it harder working out more and more. I found out later I had adrenal fatigue and the harder I pushed myself, especially with exercise the harder it was for me to lose weight. I decided to give myself a month break to focus on stress relief and gentle exercise (walks, etc.)and I actually ended up losing weight and inches. I still ate healthy but wasn't pushing myself as hard physically. I made myself go to bed earlier and not get up at 6am 3x a week to exercise as I had been. I am definitely not saying this is the solution for you, but have you thought about hormones or stress as a culprit for your not being able to lose weight even on the shaklee program?

    Either way though I think it is SO awesome that you continue to keep going and are such a great role model for your little girls! Plus I think that number on the scale is kinda dumb!! Feeding yourself good food and taking care of yourself is really all that matters!!

  2. Megan-I think you nailed it completely! For various reasons I've been under stress and I think I've killed my adrenals. I'm trying to cut back on exercise, I'm focusing on my eating, drinking water, and taking a natural supplement for my adrenals. Still wishing I could work on going to bed earlier..that is my downfall!!

  3. I am so proud of you for not giving up and I love how you show us your reasons! They are GREAT reasons too! Sometimes the inches and the pounds are only part of the change but making healthier choices, working out and becoming stronger those are positive changes too! If you want me to connect you with Pam Riggs please let me know. I'm here to help you and support you however I can!

    1. Thank you, Sommer! I am working on this daily! I've connected with Pam already, but if I feel I need more, I'll connect with her again. Thank you!!


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