I seriously had the most awesome work out today. My last day of work was Friday and I'm off until the day after New Years. One of the big reasons why I can't work anywhere else. I woke up in a great mood because I was laying down in bed instead of sitting up at my desk at work. I was happy to be going to the gym and it showed in my work out. Attitude is everything.
Confession. I've totally fallen off the exercise wagon. The work outs were becoming less and less per week until they just stopped. On Tuesday the week before my vacation I forced myself the gym and then realized I didn't pack a shirt when I got there so I left. I was secretly really glad and I could have come home and worked out but I didn't. I just said forget it and took it as a sign that I wasn't supposed to work out that week at all. I kinda feel like it was bound to happen at some point. It got cold, I was tired, and the holidays were coming. That's no excuse but I've been exercising consistently for the last 3 years and I just think I needed a break. I did not work out the week before my vacation nor the two weeks after and I've been really unmotivated since the beginning of last month. I'm planning on getting back into the swing of it this week while I'm off work and then continuing those good habits into the new year. So far so good. I worked out on Saturday and Sunday at home. Saturday I did 30 day shred and was happy to find that I can still do level 3 from start to finish even though I think it's been a good month since I've done it. Today and tomorrow is cardio at the gym.
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I wish every work out could be that way. Why can't I bottle up this feeling and whip it out whenever I'm severely lacking in motivation? Specifically at 5:45 pm on a Tuesday evening after a long day of working and barely keeping my eyes open. Some days working out just sucks. I'm so glad there are days like this to remind me that yes, I actually do enjoy working out and that dripping sweat for an hour on the elliptical can actually be fun. When the daily grind starts saps the life out of me is when I have the problem. So basically, the problem is work! If I could just do away with that pesky little activity I'm pretty sure I'd be a lot better off work out wise. I'm always so much more motivated and energetic when I'm on break. I can only wish that were an option.
So now the trick will be as always, sticking with it. I'm hoping that I can.