So, I' working today, and not only am I working, but it will be a looooong day for me. 9.5 hours to be exact. That is a lot for me, especially to be at a desk. Yes, I get up and move around some during the day, but the bulk of my day is o the computer and answering phones. A very glamorous job, I know! Trust me, 4 years ago when I was wiping behinds on the night shift, I never would have dreamed I'd be this lucky.
Those long days at work get me thinking about my workouts, and how important they are. Secretary booty is a real thing, ladies! Sitting all day is the fastest way to a flat, wide backside. Couple that with the exhaustion that you get from being at work all day, and you're doomed. Because really, who has the energy to work out after a hard day at work?
You do. You may not think it, but you do. I recently went to evening workouts again. You all know that I am a huge proponent of the morning workout. But to be honest, between my accelerated class schedule, work, and a very intense workout plan, I could not get out of bed early enough in the mornings to make it happen. And really, I am enjoying the evening workout. It's a great way to let go of the stress of the day. The real problem with an evening workout though, is keeping yourself "up" and peppy enough to just start.
It doesn't seem like I struggle with motivation. I have my goals, I have my objectives, I have the desire. What I seem to have a hard time with is keeping myself in the head space to make my workouts the best they can be. And I'm coming to the point where I am not going to continue to see improvement until I can get myself into the athlete zone... that magical place where you decide to give your best for every instantaneous moment that occurs during that workout.
I tend to do this thing where if I mess up one time, I consider myself defeated. Instead of brushing myself off, and pushing forward, I obsess about how I've ruined that perfect streak I had going of TWO WHOLE DAYS. Or whatever it is. It doesn't matter. What does matter, is that if you don't forgive yourself and move one, you will never get there. Nobody is perfect... but people who forgive themselves and move on come much closer that those of us who make one mistake and quit forever.
I love this. It's true in all areas of life. Unless you are working hard, making good decisions, and doing the work, you'll never grow. Never change. Or worse yet, you'll regress.
This is something I work at everyday... honoring what I've done to make myself better right now!
Linking up today with Manda for Motivate me Monday!