Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Feeling my motivation slipping.

My motivation and determination is faltering again. Yesterday I failed to motivate myself to go for a run. I can make all the excuses I want: I was unexpectedly sore from my workouts the day before, I haven't been sleeping well, I'm just in a funk; but the only fact that matters is that I did not run.

Luckily for my goals (and my star filled calendar), I had already done my Yoga for the day when my resolve decided to take a vacation, so I got my 30 minutes of exercise in for the day.

I'm finding myself increasingly sore lately. I'm not sure if it's a good or bad sore though. It doesn't feel like the same kind of sore I'm used to from working muscles, more of a general stiffness and dull ache. I've also, somehow screwed up my sleep cycle. I am almost overwhelmingly tired during the day, and then frustratingly awake when it comes time for bed. This is vicious cycle for me, since the more tired I am the more I rely on caffeine to prop me up through the day. This morning found me too exhausted to wake up at my new early hour to get my yoga done. Instead I started my day late.

I suppose it's a victory, since I did manage to motivate myself to actually do the yoga, instead of just skipping it. I'm trying to focus on the fact that I am working out more, and more consistently, than ever. I am, however, lazy when compared to my two workout buddies. It's hard to temper my competitive streak and keep myself from pushing too hard too fast. It's hard for me to cut myself a break when I need one and just step back and let myself rest.

This is the last week before my next "official" weigh in and measurements. I can't slack off now.


Casey said...

I read something once that your sleep gets messed up and you get burnt out when you overdo your exercising. That could just be a bunch of hooey though.

Motivation can go, but you have one more week for your weigh in! Try to stick with it til then!!

asithi said...

Sounds like you might be overtraining. Usually people sleep very well with exercise. But once you do too much and too soon, it throws your body's sleep pattern off. Be careful. This is the stage when most workout injuries happen.

Holly said...

I know what you mean about losing can do it though!!!! I know you can... just forget about slacking off a bit and get back on it.

Meg said...

Casey - Thanks for the pep talk ^_^ I'm trying to just push through the rest of the week.

Asithi - Warning well heard. I'm super paranoid about injury anyways (I had knee surgery about five years ago, and I never want to repeat that experience) So I'll take extra precautions for now ^_^

Holly - I can't slack if I wanna keep up with you! :P

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