In my previous post I detailed my less than stellar weekend, I woke up this morning feeling not so great but I am determined to start my week on a good note.
First lets put a positive spin on the weekend, I realized this morning how awful I felt after two days of drinking and not getting my usual workouts in. I felt lethargic, no energy, bloated, soft and my stomach hurt. . . not at all how I want to go about my day. I have been slow to get started today but I cannot wait to get my workout in and re-energize myself.
How I felt after a rough weekend . . . not good : /
Here are some tips on getting your motivation back:
1) Sign-up for a race: There are road races going on around the country every weekend, at this site you can search for one near you. Signing up provides you with accountability to stick with your work-outs. If you are a beginner start with a 5k and just aim to finish it, if you are more experienced try training for a longer race or setting a time goal. Even if you are not a runner you can participate, most races allow walkers too!
I am planning on running a 5k this coming Saturday, it will keep me motivated all week and be a great start to my weekend. I haven't ran a race in over a year but I've been doing lots of interval work and am aiming for under 23 mins.
2) Plan/schedule a night out: I always want to look my best when I have a big event coming up as do most people :) Plan a night a few weeks away to go out dancing with your friends/ boyfriend/ husband etc. Also find a knock out oufit you're going to wear since you are gonna look hot!
3) Just do it!: The most motivating thing for me is finishing an intense workout. Sure I feel exhausted but I also feel accomplished and proud. These feelings help push me too keep working hard even when I am not in the mood. Just remember that you are going to feel so much better if you get that workout in!