Warning: This content is a bit negative and will seem whiny. Opt out if you must.
Motivation….motivation. Where are you? Lately, I seem to be lacking it and it is killing me. Many nights I go to bed after having set out all of my running gear, garmin and ipod shuffle charging, and my alarm set for 5:40AM..
with every intension in the world to start my day bright and early to get my workout in before an exhausting 8 hours on the clock.
So what happens? I turn that alarm to 6:30AM faster than you can blink and I’m out
in .7 seconds. Sleeping in until the last possible second is my life goal for every morning apparently, and to have me rushing out the door, hoping to get to the time clock on time so that I am not docked 15 mins. If only I would get up when that FIRST alarm went off, and take 20 mins to go run, I would be able to start my day off early AND feel better with those endorphins flowing. Instead…
…I feel sluggish, eat my breakfast as I’m driving to work and then my morning starts as soon as I clock in. I have the next 8 hours to be productive on my feet and end up feeling tired and just ready to relax when I walk in the door of our apartment. Don’t get me wrong.. Some days I will have that motivation to DO SOMETHING after I get home. For instance, Monday I gave Andrew no choice and put my foot down about going to get in a good workout. and we did. and it was great… But then, now it’s been TWO days and I’m still sitting on the couch not wanting to do anything but
be lazy relax.
Maybe I need a workout partner, a running buddy… somebody that can hold me accountable and EXPECT me to be at a certain place at a certain time ready to SWEAT. I so much miss my girl >Susan< that I ran with back in my hometown. Yes, I have coworkers that all run and go to the gym, but none of us go to the same gym and we all live too far away to meet up for just a quick run before work, and have time to get ready. Or maybe it’s because Andrew and I were apart for a year and a half before our wedding day and I’m still itching to get home to see him every.single.afternoon. It would be easier if he was motivated too, but he works outside in the heat all day and the last thing he wants to do is sweat more. Still, none of this is a reasonable excuse for any of the laziness I have had.
You’ve heard my sob story, and I’m done complaining and feeling sorry for myself. So now I need YOU. Yes, YOU, to give me some advice, or tell me WHAT TO DO. Have you ever been in a rut like this where it is difficult to make yourself just go do it? What things did you have to change or give up to make it happen?
Seriously, HELP me people. Get me off of my butt and have me wanting to make it happen. I need that extra push and maybe some tough love. Hey, I gotta lose this 10lbs somehow! -Oh and a little update on my eating….. I HAVE done better. LOTS of produce and healthier things were thrown in the cart when we shopped the other night. Progress in that department atleast.
Oh and if any of you are in the Charleston area, let me know so you can whip my mind and booty into shape!
Ok… go ahead… Give me a piece of your mind!