Struggle

16 Dec

Sometimes, a girl falls into a workout slump. I’ve been naughty lately. I can’t get my butt out of bed in the morning. So, I’ve been having to fit my workout in in the afternoon or the evenings. Makes me so mad. Part of this struggle is I’ve been having some issues with food lately. I know I can’t drink milk. So, I don’t. I think it may be getting worse, so as I’ve been going through the process of elimination, I have not been feeling the greatest. A lot of cramping and just feeling cruddy. That takes a lot of energy out of a girl. The last couple of days I’ve been feeling much better. I have one more dairy product that I will be testing and then I’m done. What an exciting life huh? It’s not a big deal to me if I can’t eat something. That doesn’t bother me. I just hate the process of figuring it out. Uggh. I’ll get it, don’t worry!

I am still getting my workouts in. I just have to wait for Tyrell to get home so I can go run or lift weights. Can’t have a 3 year old running around while you’re on the treadmill. Unless you’re an idiot. I really need to start waking up at 5 again and getting back into my morning groove. BAD!

I asked my fellow SPA sisters on what they do if they are in a workout rut. Here are their words of wisdom:

Christie says, “I usually switch it up for something else. Trying yoga, pilates, boxing, anything that’s different from my usual. Even Xbox kinect games (I feel ridiculous, but they’re fun) or things I can do with my kid.”

Nicole at Revvedrunner says, “I have found that when I engage in encouraging others, my ‘funk’ lifts. I am not saying that I go about the business of encouraging others with the hopes of getting out of my own funk, I am just doing it (I find that when I am most ‘funky’, I am the least involved in other things, sort of secluding myself). When I look back, I see that when I was the most active in encouraging others to do their thing, I was the least ‘funky’. Does that even make sense?! "

Lea says, “Sometimes a short break is what we need. I think it is perfectly normal to cycle from being highly motivated, to feeling blah. After all, this is a healthy lifestyle complete with ups and downs.”

Sarah at Fitbetty says, “Switch it up! Take some time off to reevaluate your goals and what you really want out of your workouts. Then find a new workout plan, class, or a new challenge to freshen things up. I try to change things up every1-2 months so you don’t feel like your in a rut. I was doing 3 days a week total body strength for quite a while, but now I’m doing a split. Even just that little change has made a difference for me.”

Marielle at Fit Girl Pretty World says, “Sometimes you just need a break, it’s ok to take a week off from the gym or your workout routine. Our bodies do need time to heal and recover and sometimes we forget about that! And like everyone else said- switch up your routine! “

Brittany at BBB Fit and Healthy says, “I find that it helps to try something totally new to break up the routine! Are you a runner? Try swimming! Zumba? try weightlifting, or ballet! Get crazy:) “

Molly says, “I force myself to go and either do something I have never done like a class or take a friend to something I like to look at it in new eyes. Just to revive the fun factor again!”

Martha at Marthalicious says, “Sometimes you just need to "deload" – stay away from working out until you can’t stand it any longer and you’re dying to get back in there and kill it Focus on keeping your nutrition spot on during this period and spend your workout time reading or writing or just relaxing. You will be a million times better off if you allow your body the time to just chill.”

Maria at Lil Mys Ninja says, “I just went through a similar funk recently! I’ve found that I was burnt out and needed a rest! I did beat myself over it but finally came to terms with it being ok to take a break. Then I chose a new workout I had not done to kinda "shock" my body and remotivate my mind and voila! I was back at it, rejuvenated! Motivational quotes help me get through it also and speaking with others about it helps too".

Thanks ladies for your input. Always remember that no one is perfect. We all go through the same thing. The important thing is is that you recognize and address it. Don’t ignore it and give up on yourself. NEVER! 

If you have completely fallen off the workout wagon, come read my post on Piper’s Run. I blab about that too.

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