I find that my motivation comes and goes quite drastically. For months I will be so dedicated and consistent. Then, with a minor bump in the road, I find myself going months with no desire to step foot in a gym. A month ago, I was in one of the “dedicated and consistent” stages, self-motivated to wake up and get going every morning. I was in the gym for 1-2 hours every day lifting and then on the road running for another hour to get my cardio in. Then I went on vacation for a week and gave myself a break. When I got back, I gave myself another week of rest before I hit the gym again. When I finally started again, I found myself not as motivated as I previously was. I was sleeping in longer which led to a shortened gym session since I have to finish earlier to get to work on time. Sometimes I would over-snooze and just skip altogether because I didn’t have enough time before work. Some days I just wasn’t feeling it. What happened?
This was actually what I was afraid of too when I was on a runner’s high last month. I kept going because I was afraid that if I fell off the wagon, it would be hard to find motivation to get back on. But at the same time, I knew I did want to eventually stop running for the summer season because it’s just too damn hot to run outside and I find it extremely hard to stay on the treadmill long enough before I get bored and want to jump off. I’m going to try and get a few more weeks in before the summer is in full swing and then put a hiatus on my outside running til the fall/winter season where I want to start training again to build stamina and endurance for next year’s Princess races.Read More