Ever since I gave birth to my daughter, three years ago, I have been trying to lose the same five pounds.
I'll go on a crash diet of pickles and Diet Coke, lose a pound, and then celebrate by eating lots and lots of bread.
I know I need to keep trying and, more importantly, lose the pounds the healthy way, but I'm just not motivated.
According to R. J. Shephard's article "Aging and Exercise" in the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine and Science, I am in good company — it is difficult to motivate the vast majority of older adults to exercise regularly. But after doing some research, I've discovered some ways to get recommitted.