Does anyone ever have days where working out feels like it’s out of the question? That piece of chocolate looks really good? Maybe skip the gym and sleep in because you worked 10 hours the day before?
We all have those days. I totally feel this way on almost a daily basis. Is it because I work so much? Probably.
I know I’ll feel 100 times better than I did before working out. You will feel 100 times better as well.
I had more time to myself in the past. Before school happened. I was able to train over an hr almost daily. I was younger and in better shape. Life changes quickly and it puts a damper on your body. Whether it’s a new baby, longer working days, new career, going back to school full time, family time, etc. Okay, blah blah blah.
Point is, you can’t forget about yourself. You, is so important. The lifestyle today is go go go, work work work.
It’s never too late to start somewhere. You always have at least 15 mins to yourself.
Many things aren’t equal but everyone gets the same 24 hours, 7 days a week.
We make time for what we truly want. Take the responsibility of getting up earlier, prep the meals beginning of the week. Kid has swim class? Go for a run during that time. Can’t run? Then walk.
It’s the tiniest things you make in your day makes a big difference for yourself. It’s a self-esteem booster too! Life isn’t perfect. Your workout doesn’t have to be perfect.
One day, I’m doing a really hard workout in my garage and the next day, I’m like screw that it’s too cold. This happens more than often. My garage is too cold and I’m too lazy to wait for the heaters to warm it up. In that case, I will probably do glute and core work in my living room while watching Black Mirror on Netflix. (Cool show by the way AND mind blowing.)
Sign up for the Crossfit Open even if it’s been two years or it’s your first time. Sign up for a 5k or marathon. Go check out a weightlifting meet and see yourself up there in a few months. Join one of the many popular studios out there whether it’s Pure Barre, Orange Theory Fitness or a regular gym. Jump outside of your comfort zone.
Be accountable. Challenge yourself. You never know what you might accomplish.
But dude! Anyone try to avoid walking past those girls scouts selling cookies? I just pretend I’m deaf and didn’t hear them.
Oh wait 😉