Despite last week's post on getting serious about planning for success, I have had a pretty crappy week when it comes to fitness. My diet has been okay, but not stellar. I have been dreading every run and not putting my heart into my workouts. What's worse is that I've totally been neglecting the blog, and all of YOUR great blogs because my heart just isn't in it. What is up with that!? I guess I kinda feel like a fraud to be posting here when I'm just talking the talk and not walking the walk.
I'm sure everyone feels this way once in a while, but I've been fighting it for about two weeks now. How do you get past it? Advice please!!! ;)
I've taken a few small steps to help get me 'back into it'.
First, I bought a new scale. My old scale was giving me grief due to inconsistency. I mean, I could weigh myself within three 30-second intervals and get weights that swung by 10-pounds either way. Not cool. The new scale is very consistent and it's digital. Yeah!
Second, I am setting the weight-loss clock to zero. I am going to be tracking pounds lost from here on out and tracking them in my side bar.
Third, I am taking advantage of music. I don't know about you, but music can make or break a workout for me. The right song can motivate me to get my shoes on, or push me to give that little bit extra on a run. I've been listening to The Killers album, Hot Fuss today and it has already helped inspire me to get in a big hike with the dog and play tennis with Hubs for 45 minutes....and I'm already planning my evening run or bike ride! I've included some songs in my playlist. What music keeps you moving?
Finally, I'll leave you with a quote that has meant a lot to me this week:
Success is not final, Failure is not fatal, It is courage to continue that counts - Winston Churchill.