This week has been a bit of a challenge. I’ve been felling sick and so my motivation to do anything is pretty much nonexistent. I’ve been sleeping in a lot later than normal and then haven’t been real into getting up and working out. I have been doing my workouts, I just feel I’m getting done later and later in the day. Which, is the case since I’m not getting up and moving like I normally do.
I do feel better after working out at least for a while, I of course a few hours later am exhausted, but that’s to be expected when one is fighting off a cold. I have been continuing with the working out because it’s good for me, and is probably even helping a little with the fighting off of this cold, I don’t want to feel guilty for not working out, and I really don’t want to get into the habit of having an excuse for not working out.
I’ve been going for nearly 8 weeks, and their have been times when getting my work outs and steps in is presented with a challenge, but I’ve found a way to do it every time. And, so just because I have a bit of a cold doesn’t mean I can’t work out. This has been the new way of my life working out every day for the last 8 weeks, and yes it seems like more habit than needing to think about doing a work out, but I’m not sure how it’d go if I miss a few days. I don’t want to fall out of this habit, it’s a good one to have.
So, even though my motivation is low and my daily steps are just reaching my goal, at least I’ve continued to keep on moving. Any little bit of exercising I do is a plus and I’m reaching my daily goal, there is no need to be an overachiever every day, especially when your body needs some rest.
Today’s workout makes yesterday nothing but a little piece of the past. I kicked butt at them today! My run training went great I think I could up the speed for the running portion, although I’m hesitant to do so because I don’t want to get discouraged. I want to get to that point where I can run for 10 minutes straight, and as for it being a mile in 10 I’ll start working towards that after I get this pesky 10 minutes straight thing down.
Today, I also did a yoga workout that incorporated precision toning and dance. It was great, I’ve done it 5 times now, and today it came together for me. I was able to do the moves and flow them together smoothly along with doing correct breathing.
So as for yesterday’s crappy performance it can kiss it, because today I rocked it! I know that I can’t dwell on the crappy days, and remain positive. And, well I have been giving myself that positive encouragement, and moving past the bad. Positive is the only way to be on this journey.
This is so true. Today marks the end of month one of this journey I’ve started and exercising is becoming a habit for me instead of a chore.
It’s been 4 weeks and I’m noticing a change. It’s not a physical change that I’m noticing, I don’t think I look leaner, yet, but, I’ve got more energy and am enjoying working out. I look forward to working out, I’m looking for ways to add more activity into my day because I want to be active. It’s not just something I do because it’s the only way to get fit, I want to be moving, sitting in front of the tv just isn’t as appealing as it was a month ago.
This has become my new mantra. I’m learning to live it everyday of my life. This is the new me.