Spring Challenge Week #3
Saturday, April 25, 2020
I struggled with motivation all week. I'm a total introvert, so quarantine life has been pretty pleasant, but I've just felt sluggish lately. I've been tackling some pretty big organization projects, so those get me going, but then I don't feel like doing anything else. I skipped cooking dinner one night (hubby made grilled cheese for us instead) and I skipped my Wednesday workout for the second week in a row. I completed my long run today, but I was struggling just 20 minutes into it. I kept praying for God to give me the energy to keep going, and thankfully I had updated my playlist this morning so I had some good tunes to help. So, I'm hoping I snap out of this funk soon! I did decide on Thursday to come up with a weight-loss incentive plan--more like bribery plan! I finally found something that seemed to be motivating enough that I'd be willing to work hard for, so I made that my reward for hitting my goal weight. But then I came up with some smaller rewards for every 5 pounds I lose on the way to goal weight. I've tried stuff like this before, but it's never really stuck, so we'll see.
Weekly Exercise Recap:
Monday - Body Pump 55 minutes, walked 15 minutes
Tuesday - Turtle-pace run on treadmill 30 minutes, 10 min. warmup/cool down, Body Flow class 55 minutes
Wednesday - nothing
Thursday - Turtle-pace run on treadmill 44 minutes, 10 min. warmup/cool down, plus some extra walking to get up to 60 minutes for the day
Friday - Body Pump 55 minutes, Body Flow 20 minutes
Saturday - Turtle-pace run on treadmill 87 minutes, 10 min. warmup/cool down
As you can see, lack of motivation doesn't mean I don't exercise at all, but I can tell you my Body Pump squats weren't nearly as low as they would have been at the gym and I wouldn't have received any awards for my healthy eating most days this week. And mostly I can just tell in my attitude.
Okay, time to get off the couch and do something productive and snap out of it.
Have a great weekend!