Okay peeps. In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve gotta come clean about something. I kind of fell off the wagon on the workout train (holy mixed metaphors, Batman!). I dunno, I just got really busy with business school stuff and work stuff and wedding stuff…and next thing I know, it’s been a full two days with nary a crunch, curl, or cartwheel. Not that I ever do cartwheels to work out, but in the interest of alliteration, let’s pretend that I do.
This is where I've spent most of the past week...working from home is nice, but it also leaves me feeling sluggish if I don't force myself to get up and movin'
You may or may not know that I had a little New Year’s resolution-ish thingy that I did. Unfortunately, it didn’t take. For one, I ended up going out of town and being forced to skip a couple of days, and…I don’t know, I just never really got into the groove. It worked in the sense that I ended up working out way more than I normally do, and most days I went longer than my minimum goal, but as soon as I started skipping days and losing track…wow, I feel bummed writing all of that out.
Part of my reason for being such a slacker was that I knew my half-marathon training would have to start soon. Still, I’ve been very all-or-nothing about this whole thing. As soon as I miss one workout, I get all self-critical and defeatist, and next thing I know I’m crumpled on the kitchen floor with an empty box of peanut-butter chocolate chip cookies, a swollen and painful belly, and no memory of how I got there. (Exaggeration, but you get my point.)
So what am I gonna do about it? Well, for one thing, I’m officially starting my training for the half-marathon on Monday. But in order to stay on track, I think I need to come up with a schedule for myself. No more of this, “Oh, I’ll write for a couple of hours and then head up to the gym when I feel energized.” That doesn’t work for me. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to wake up an hour earlier than I’ve been doing (which means I need to go to bed earlier) and get myself moving. Maybe I’ll just put on my iPod and go on a brisk walk, or maybe I’ll take another shot at Yoga…I guess that’ll depend on the weather. (Hear that, Chicago? That’s code for STOP POURING RAIN ALL OVER ME FOR LORD’S SAKE)
So, yeah, sorry that the workout posts have been lacking. But that’s why I started this blog – I’m just a normal gal, with normal feelings about her health and her body, who’s (grumpily) trying to make herself love working out. I’m hoping that people see a bit of themselves in me. And sometimes I’m going to drop the Bozu ball, you know?
What do YOU do when you’re in a workout slump? Or any sort of slump for that matter? It’s so easy in this age of computers and television to sink into a sluggish state, mentally and/or physically, so I’d love to hear if y’all have any tips or tricks for pulling yourself out of it. As always, leave your answers in the comments!