Today for my 43 I used my figure-8 band:
I put it around each ankle and started with my feet in close then jumped them out wide, wider, widest (squat) and back in – got it?!
This was a quick 43 that I felt in my quads and it got my heart pumping – success!!
Today’s workout was HARD!!! I did Turbo Barre with Cathe and YIKES!! I might have even moaned and whimpered during the workout because my hips and legs were on fire and overall I was dying!! I have done this workout before and I knew it was challenging but I don’t remember it being so brutal. I guess that’s what happens when you have 3 weeks of almost no activity/working out!!
So, confession time: The past few days, I’ve been lacking any motivation to workout. I’m not gonna lie, this is really rare for me because I usually love the feeling of a really hard workout or run!!Typically, I don’t even think about if I’m going to workout – I just have to decide what I’m going to do. Over the weekend I did my daily 43 but that was the extent of my working out which is pretty sad since I just started back last week!!! I tried to justify it in my mind by saying that I needed to ease back in – NOT TRUE!!! I just didn’t want to do it!!! Then this morning I still didn’t want to do anything – not cool!!! I read a few blogs thinking that would inspire me. Finally I just buckled down and did it!! I really needed some help - I’m not sure a carrot stick is going to cut it either!!! I think that part of the problem is the fact that I got out of the habit and feel like I’m starting from scratch! Plus, I told Chris last night that it isn’t as fun to workout when my legs hurt before I even start! I try to just suck it up and do it but it is sapping the joy out of my workouts for sure!I’m hoping that this is a temporary thing because fitness is really my passion so I don’t know how to deal with this lack of desire to get a good sweat on!!I guess I will just keep forcing myself to hit it hard and hope that the joy comes back!!Either that or find a new passion – JUST KIDDING!!!In the meantime I will make this my mantra -
Does anyone else ever struggle with a lack of motivation (even for things that you generally love)? What do you do about it?
And just for fun – here are some of the pictures I took yesterday on our 2 hour drive through a major storm. (I was keeping myself busy while Chris had the stressful job of driving – he said it doesn’t bother him – perk of being a pilot, I guess!!)
Happy Monday – I’m off to find some motivation!!!