In the not so distant past, I have accomplished some fitness goals that I am seriously proud of. I lost a lot of weight, simply by eating clean and working my butt off in the gym. I increased my strength training regiment slowly but surely so that in several routines (ahem, squats!), I can do more reps with more weight than I ever could before, even when I was on the soccer team. I recently finished a 5K without stopping, something I NEVER would have thought I could do. Lately, however, I’ve been feeling less than inspired when it comes to my exercisation. When I have morning workouts “scheduled,” I usually end up hitting the snooze button and making an excuse for myself, and while I have been keeping up the 4-5 times a week to commit to some form of exercise, it hasn’t been AS exciting as it has in the past. I looked to some of my friends today for advice and got some wonderful tidbits:
– try staying away from working out for a little bit – you’ll realize you miss it and want to get back in the swing of things.
-take a class that you normally wouldn’t take or try a new activity (swimming)
-create new fitness goals (I am planning to run another 5k over the summer, but as someone pointed out – I’ve done that already).
So tonight, on my to-do list, along with cleaning the kitchen and starting a running packing list for our impending trip to Boston, is revitalization. I could use some inspiration in all aspects of my life, and this is one of the best places to start. Usually, lack of zeal for life comes from being overbooked, having too many obligations, feeling overwhelmed. To that, I say, “Pooh.” I can do anything and everything. New projects, ambitions, enthusiasm, motivation … watch out, world.
Let’s start with the photo below from one of my favorite sites, weheartit.com: