So yeah, obviously I fell off the getting-fit-bandwagon for a few weeks, what with my Granddad’s passing, my unexpected trip to Germany, the work crazy after I returned.
I don’t know, I guess I am just great at finding excuses. But this seriously has to stop. I have to find a routine that works for me (I am not quite sure yet what this routine is going to look like, but at least, I am thinking about it – that counts for something, right?).
I joined In It To Gym It last week and I think that might be just the motivation that I need to revive my fitness goals. All the honest and inspiring posts over there make me want to get to the gym regularly again.
I really don’t know if I can do what some others are doing, namely getting to the gym before work. I get up at 5:30 a.m. as it is and I really don’t know if I can get myself up any earlier to go to the gym, but it might be worth a try.
Because the after work workout? NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW.
I know it would make me feel good if I got the workout out of the way in the morning and I know that mentally, I could do it, but getting myself physically out of bed at an ungodly hour is the problem. When do you squeeze your workout into your daily schedule?
Fitting the workout in my daily schedule is my biggest issue right now, really. It’s all about priorities, I know, but I don’t think my boss would approve of me cutting my work day short.
The thing is, I like working out. I really do. It makes me feel good afterwards and I know I’d overall be much more energetic than I am now. Sounds like a contradiction, but it really is true: you do have more energy if you work out regularly. Everyone and his brother knows that! It’s just so hard to convince your body of that when you’re tired and exhausted from all the other responsibilities in your life. But it doesn’t matter, I definitely have to get to the gym twice on the weekends and then maybe one or two more times during the week. That would be ideal.
Maybe I should invest into a Wii Fit. Ok, this totally came out of left field right now, because I haven’t remotely contemplated buying a Wii. I have been a little pretty reluctant to spend that much money on a video game, partly because I am really not that much into video games (that’s what it is, basically) and partly because I don’t really know if I’ll get enough use out of it.
Those of you who have a Wii – do you really use it on a regular basis? Is it worth the money? I don’t think I would want to cancel my gym membership for it (even though I am not really getting much bang for my buck right now there either, now do I?)
I think for now, I need to kick myself in the butt a bit and dedicate myself to the gym. That’s just how it has to be.
The good news (which I saved for last) is: I did make it to the gym yesterday and ran 3.1 miles, for the first time in like 4 weeks. Plus, I added some weight training afterwards. I’m determined to revive “Operation Less Squishy”.
Are you with me?