Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Workout Wednesday: Finding the Motivation

I wish I had something super inspiring to share this week.  The comments to last week's post on finding what works for you were super gratifying to me.  I'm glad so many of you found my story helpful.

This week, motivation has been hard to come by.  Between interrupted nights (oy - babies, will you just sleep already) and work being particularly draggy - I've been hard pressed to get myself into workout mode.   As a result, I've been focussing more on being super conscious of my eating for my June Challenge.

As I said last week, lattes have been my downfall in the challenge.  I just <3 them too much.  So I got smart about it.   For the June challenge - I just can't seem to kick them...so if I can't beat 'em, might as well join 'em.  I started to lighten up my breakfast before I leave the house and then, when I get to work, I have my latte..but I have them make it with ALMOND milk which has fewer calories than soy (and tastes super yummy, I might add).   Then I have a piece of carrot cake too :P  Luckilly Good Earth's carrot cake is only 200 calories.   This little switcheroo has me eating a few extra calories in the breakfast hours, but I am finding that getting my sweet tooth out of the way early on is helping me resist later in the day!

I haven't worked out since Saturday.  There I admitted it.   I know I need to, but I just haven't been able to get my tired arse out to do anything.   Getting up at 1am is just not conducive to working out at 4am.  No matter how badly I want it.   Last night, I didn't have any interruptions, though, and I slept in today (yay for a day off!).  My head feels clearer and I am feeling a little return of my energy.   I WILL work out today!   I will be missing my TRX class because hubby is working super late, but I will make it up by taking one tomorrow.  Today I am going to either strap the twins into the stroller and go out for a few K or I will hop on the bike.  Heck - maybe I'll do both (the run is dependent on the thickness of the swarms of  Langdon mosquitos)

One of the biggest things I've learned this past year, when it comes to motivation, is to not freak out when it goes away for a few days and you feel powerless to work through it.   Just to always be open to it returning and be ready to greet it with a helluva workout when it does.   By adapting little things that you do, a workout lull won't hurt you - stressing out over it will do more bad than good to your psyche.

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