Thursday, November 08, 2012

Earth to Jen. You are in a challenge...

Ever since the marathon I feel as if I have hit a brick wall. My motivation to workout is a big ZERO!! People always email me how do I say motivated and I think I am going to have to go back and read my own emails to people in order to gain perspective and motivation this time around. I do not know if it is because I have trained so long and my body needs a break but I just feel BLAH! Now, do not get me wrong, I am as happy as can be. In fact, I am sleeping well and I feel better than when I was in training but my motivation to pick up the dumbbells currently sitting next to me....well, it is gone.

That is all for today. Just an update on how lazy I have been post marathon!! I am going to try and start over today and get in some much needed pushups....hope I do not fall on my face! :)

Just know if you are out there and you are struggling to find motivation to make it happen, remember it happens to all of us! Regardless where you are in your journey, there will be days when it seems impossible, but try and take it one day at a time. Set small goals and if you fail, just renew your mind to start over again, but never stop!

I need to read this over and over. I guess need to heed my own advice :)

Press on friends....


3 comments:

Christy said...

I think we all go through this throughout our journeys. Especially after a huge event like a marathon. I think it is our bodies/minds telling us hey I just did this give me some time to rest! But on the flip side it doesn't mean that we can quit. Knowing you, you will find that mojo again. You will take that step forward and you will continue on your amazing journey. Congrats on your marathon!!!

Anele @ Success Along the Weigh said...

I think there is nothing more elusive than motivation. I've gotten the same emails and I tell them not to rely on motivation. For me, scheduling it is the only thing that gets me to do it. It's on the calender, so it must be done. I know you will do what needs to be done even if right now that means a little break. (Just remember that Indian food you want to enjoy guilt free!) ;-)

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

You probably just needed the rest. Congrats on finishing the marathon! That's great!