Hey love. Losing your motivation is alright- in the past few years I’ve lost mine for days, weeks, and recently, a few months at a time. Sometimes it just comes back of it’s own accord. To kick start mine, I’ve looked at pictures of what I’d ultimately want to look like, I’ve tried on clothes that I want to fit back in to, I’ve looked at pictures of myself in the past that I’d like the avoid again.
I’ve always maintained that- with exercise, I will never force myself to continue for a set amount of time. Even now, when I do anything, I go with a rough aim- ” I want to be here for an hour,” “I want to run for 3 miles.” But if I get out there and I’m just not feeling it, I allow myself to stop, otherwise I quickly grow resentful and see exercise as a punishment. But also, if you get out there and you’re really in the zone, keep going. I once went out with the aim of running 2 miles- 5 miles later I arrived back at home, and that was only because it started tipping down with rain, not because I wanted to stop.
Same goes with diet. For a while I was so strict on myself, and then have crashed and literally eaten ridiculous amounts of junk food. You want to find something that works for you that you can maintain. For some people that’s one cheat meal a week, and for some it’s two squares of chocolate a day.
Just don’t be too hard on yourself, trust your struggle and enjoy your journey :) Hope that helps.