well done on your weightloss prior to christmas. I too had lost 10kg leading up to christmas - in fact I lost 11kg to christmas day, but then decided to enjoy christmas and put 1.5kg back on, so it's taken me a couple of weeks to get back on the horse so to speak. I've sort of been coordinating it with going back to work, as its easier to keep track once I have my routine back. i'm back to having lost 11kg and ready to continue on my journey, although i might be a bit behind now - I had planned to lose another 10kg by end of march but my app on my ipad is now telling me early april, but there is a little bit of room for movement I think if I really put my mind to it!
i haven't really been doing much purposeful exercise, only the incidental and out of the ordinary stuff (lugging boxes of stuff upstairs and down, walking somewhere when you'd normally drive etc) so I think if I really activated an exercise plan i'd be on track for sure. I saw this new exercise bike in Harvey Normans the other day and it had a great WIDE seat on it, and I thoguht that if I had a seat like that I could ride my exercise bike for hours on end!! so instead of shelling out the $1000 or so for a new bike, I'm going to look for a wide seat for the one I have ... might be a bit cheaper with the same result I hope
i'm with you though on the need for motivation and I've been wondering myself about whether i dropped the ball because it was christmas (that was part of it) or whether I dropped the ball because I was feeling pretty chuffed with myself for losing 10kg in the first place (which I've done before). Im pretty certain this time it was about christmas (which is also my birthday too - well the day before anyway) and i didn't go too silly, just know that what I put on i'd have to work as hard to take off again ... turns out stress does interesting things for weightloss, and i've lost 2kg in the past week due to the bush fires (I'm in tassie and we lost our holiday home which was my home of 20 years before I married my husband) so just trying to look at the positive of the bushfires too, and helping me get back on track is one of them ... bit of an extreme way to get there, but get there I have ...
I found all these things online (hula hooping for exercise - did you know that?? and pole dancing...??) that are out of the ordinary ways to get fit other than going to the gym, but I haven't really had time to explore them fully as yet - i'll just wait and see how things pan out and maybe I can join a class for one or the other in a few weeks. I guess I don't want to be stuck into the routine of having to do exercise, I want to have fun while im training my body, else i know that I am just going to stop it one day and then that will impact by putting on weight, i guess i don't want to get my body into the habit of needing to bust my boiler to lose weight. I know maybe i'm just lazy and delusional and it probably isn't going to happen any other way, but i figure if I can find things that are fun, then maybe i'll be more inclined to do them and not actually consider them as exercise, but fun activity if that makes sense.
good luck with your motivational journey and hopefully you'll be posting about your next 10kg soon ...