So I mentioned the other day that I’ve been super lame and haven’t been running or exercising or eating right or doing anything I should be doing health-wise.
Bad bad bad.
Before my trip to Hartford/Boston I was on point with my running. I finally found my groove with the intervals (3/2 is where it’s at, for now), and I was training for my next 5K in the Track Shack Fanatic Series.
Me, back when I was more motivated. Like a month ago.
Then vacation happened, and although I walked the distance of two half marathons during that trip ... or a marathon if you want to think about it that way (my brain doesn’t actually comprehend the word “marathon” so...) I haven’t done a lick of exercise since then. Like not even a push up. Or a crunch. Or a lunge. Like, nothing. And I’ve been pretty okay with that. I weighed myself this week and I haven’t gained a pound, which was baffling, but I just feel bleh.
I realize I am being super stupid and know that if I continue to be lazy its going to be so very hard to get back into a groove. That, and I have a 5 miler in October that I’d rather not die at. It’s at my alma mater, that would just be embarrassing.
U Can’t Finish was the (joke) slogan for my school (UCF) back in the day. I’m not sure why, I finished in four years. But I like how they are playing on this for the race.
So what am I going to do about it? Well, my plan was to get my ass up on Monday morning and get outside and put one foot in front of the other in a semi-running motion. But that didn’t happen. It was so dark out at 6:30. Why is it so dark in the mornings all of the sudden? I hate when the time is about to change, it messes me up.
But I did get up and I did get a small workout in. I did Heather’s Bodyweight Workout (I love this workout so much), my WWE arms routine and a quickie Pilates routine. About 30 minutes. And ya know what, I’m feeling it. That’s how long it’s been since I worked anything out. It felt good, but I felt like I was missing my cardio. Cardio always makes me feel like I worked out, without I feel like I half assed it. I know that’s not true and that any workout is better than no workout, but still.
So tomorrow I am going to try again to get outside and brave the darkness and go for a run. Or maybe I’ll actually go to my gym. I haven’t been there in ... just don’t ask. But I’m going to do it and I’m going to get back on track. I have to.
Saw this on Shaun T’s Instagram the other night and it sang to me.
Yes, yes, yes. I need to PLAN and stick with it. Schedule workouts like you schedule work meetings. I would never skip a work meeting, so why is it okay to skip a workout? Dur. I’m really smarter than this, I am!
DO THE WORK KERRY!
OK I’m done.
How about you ... How do you motivate yourself to work out?