112 days left until the end of the school year (possibly less, depending on when my finals actually end), 74 school days, 42 days until February break. To say that I’m not “living in the moment” is probably a great understatement. It was fantastic to get 2 weeks off, but it already feels like I’m full tilt again, and what’s even more anxiety-inducing is knowing that as the term proceeds, my school workload will become even heavier – just like me over the Christmas holidays. Knowing that I have not only 112 days until the end of 3rd year, but also another year after this one is…disheartening. Frankly, I’m really struggling to find the “good” in my school days – other than the fact that as each day passes, there’s one less to go. And my friends at school, who are all going through it with me.
As you might imagine, my negativity has affected my healthy living. I’m seriously in a motivation slump. I haven’t worked out for 2 weeks – the longest I’ve gone without working out in over a year and a half. On top of that, my “Christmas holiday eating” is now extending into January and I totally have a wicked muffin top. Yikes! I feel like I need to put this brakes on this – and fast – but I just don’t feel mentally ready.
I think I’m just going to have to suck it up and workout anyway, because this is getting ridiculous.
My goals for the next week:
1. Workout tomorrow – 10 minute run (outside, if the weather’s nice enough – haven’t checked the forecast) + upper body workout
2. Workout Tuesday – 12 minute run (again, hopefully outside) + full body strength
3. Workout Friday – 30 minute bike + core
Not too tough a week. I’m trying to ease back into it a little. Did I mention I injured by IT band again over the holidays? I clearly need to make rehabbing my IT band a greater priority.
I also need to e-mail my trainer and set up a time to meet with her ASAP. It may be tricky to find a time to meet with her, though, because our schedules aren’t meshing these days. I’m sure she’ll give me a talking to when I tell her about my fall from the band wagon – but in a butt-kicking, motivational way, I’m sure.
Oh yeah, and if I meet my goals, I will download a movie from iTunes and actually take the time to watch the movie next Saturday night. Hopefully while snuggled up with my husband.
I think I’ll also set some healthy eating goals sometime this weekends. Time to kick the sugar habit I picked up over the holidays. Stay tuned…
And if you want/need to recover after reading the negative drivel above, check out:
- my earlier post about acquiring a fitness habit
- my suggestions for non-food rewards
- an uplifting post about riding from Ironmomma Mary Eggers
- excuse-busting suggestions from Angela Manzanares of Fitlosophy
I just watched my husband put a bag of chips into the pantry, so I’ll guess I’ll be busy avoiding those this weekend. And it’s my son’s first hockey tournament Sunday and I’m definitely not missing that! Lots to get done tomorrow, for sure. Have a great weekend, and do something that makes you happy!