It's funny when I was making my New Year's Resolutions and the list was getting longer and longer, one of the items I wanted to take off the list was Find Balance in my Workouts.
I thought I had that down, so why was it keep popping up as a Resolution and one that WOULD NOT go away?
This post is the reason why...
After my marathon and trip in January, I took about a week and a half off from working out. I walked the dogs, but that was about it. I was exhausted, and thanks to that foot that fell asleep during the race and a slip on the ice when I got home, I had a fatigued tendon in my ankle, no long term damage, but I needed to pamper it for a bit.
As a result, all of my motivation and excitement for working out was gone.
The schedule that had guided my life for almost 10 months was no longer needed. I had completed my goal. Yes, it was amazing and wonderful, but what I have been struggling with is this....
It turns out that my Finding Balance in my Workouts was not only about getting all of the activities I love in, but more importantly......
Working out without a major goal in mind.
Yes, I know, my long term health is a goal, but it's not as exciting as running your first 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon.
I've been struggling with working out on those days when I am tired and the couch looks oh soooo comfortable and the Olympics are on or any of the other excuse that is easy to find.
The crazy thing is this....whenever I break thru the excuses, I always feel good and never regret the workout, even when my muscles are quivering from fatigue from a tough workout.
I need to find joy in the routine, in the little gains of strength, in breaking thru the plateaus of weight loss, and in the long term positive effects on my health.
I need to break thru the Blahs.......
and Just Do It.