Otherwise translated...Where is My Mojo?
I know a number of people have commented to me before how they are amazed at how disciplined I am with working out, eating right, etc. I always laugh a little as I don't feel like a disciplined person. Even after almost 5 years of this lifestyle change, working out is something I go through spurts of HATING.
I'm not kidding you. I lose steam, mojo, whatever you want to call it, periodically. Sometimes it's triggered by illness, or travel, or just laziness. Yes, I said laziness. Your faithful blogger who has lost over 100 pounds and went from a size 24 to a 10, is sometimes downright LAZY.
I'm in a spurt like that right now. It could be that I'm not LOVING P90X3 like I did T25. It's a good program, but I just don't like Tony Horton as much as I love Shaun T. I just don't look forward to the workouts as much. Could be because I can't do a pullup unassisted. Not sure. But I'm almost 10 weeks in and just not loving it.
Does that mean I have a right to be lazy? No way. I need to power through, I mean, it's ONLY 30 minutes for crying out loud! And running? Haven't done that in a month or so. Ridiculous!
Gotta get my tater in gear. Find my Mojo. PUSH until I begin to love it all again.
Honestly, this happens to me every few months or so. GASP! I know! What a disappointment I am. Just teasing. I'm human. So are you.
This, my friends, is totally, completely NORMAL.
So how do I deal with this?
Right now my issue is I am not feeling well. It could be a few poor food choices I made last week while traveling, or being excessively tired, or that I've got a bug of some sort. Or a combination of all three.
So until I feel better, I'm not going to beat myself up too terribly much. I'm going to try to keep my nutrition as tight as I can, and get some walking in if I can stomach that.
And I'm going to take it one day at a time, realizing that taking care of myself comes first.
The thing is, it's easy during these times when you don't feel well to stop eating well too. I mean, you aren't exercising. For me, alot of times exercising and eating well HAVE to go together. If one slips so does the other. It's kind of ridiculous really. But it is what it is.
Why in the world would a wanna-be fit blogger be sharing all of this with you? I mean, it's a little demotivating isn't it?
Not for me. I have always been real here...and don't plan to stop that. If you're perfect and this doesn't resonate with you, move on to another blog.
But if you struggle with finding your Mojo sometimes, you've come to the right place. And you are not alone. You are normal. And you are still awesome.
Slip up a little this week or weekend? Decide to be awesome with your next meal, next decision about whether or not to get up early and workout, etc.
You can do this. We can do this.
Hasta la later. :)