Finding my Workout Mojo

Welp, just got back from a 30 minute run around my neighbourhood.  Phew!

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It rained a little bit while I was out, but nothing too crazy.  I’m glad I got it in because it’s supposed to rain until tomorrow evening.  Not that I am complaining about the rain.  I will take rain over tornadoes any day and am grateful I live where I do (except in the winter ;)).

I’m not going to lie…I didn’t really enjoy the run.  It was really tough to get myself out the door, and it was one of those runs where I had mentally checked out and wanted it to be over before it even started.  But I am proud of myself for getting it done!

I had planned to run this morning, but when my alarm went off at 5:45, instead of hopping out of bed right away, I lollygagged around until I convinced myself in my head that my run wasn’t going to happen, and then it didn’t.  It was silly, since I didn’t really fall back to sleep anyway.  Qu’est-ce que c’est le point of getting up so early?

I feel like I am losing a bit of my workout motivation, to be honest.  The last couple of weeks have been kind of lackluster for me on the exercise front.  I have still been forcing myself to be active, but not as frequently as I was even a few weeks ago, and I’m kind of just going through the motions so I can say I did something.  I haven’t been enjoying myself, and I’m not even really pushing myself.  And I can feel even that slipping away… This needs to change ASAP, but I don’t know how….

HELP!  How do you keep your workout mojo?  Do you go through phases of feeling ho-hum about the whole working out thing?  How do you get yourself PUMPED. BACK. UP?!

Maybe I should go back and re-read my motivation is what gets you started post, and then eat my own words.  I think what I really need is to just figure out a summer workout routine that will work for me, and then stick to it until it becomes habit.  That will be my plan going forward.

Anyhoozle, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk food!  Breakfast and lunch in particular, because both were pretty darn fab.

Breakfast

After my non-run, I felt like a little somethin’ chocolately.  Not one to let a craving go unsatisfied, I decided to make myself a big ol’ bowl of chocolate peanut butter oatmeal.

Gooood Morning Chocolate!

Yumballs, right?

Into my oatmeal went a tablespoon of both cocoa powder and peanut butter, pinch of brown sugar (just to take away the tart taste of the cocoa), a sliced banana, and a bit of almond milk.  I stirred it all up to make it naaaiiice and chocolately.

Totes Magoats Love My Oats

I know it does not look attractive (does anything I eat ever really look attractive?), but ohh sweet baby cheeses this was good.  I definitely do not add chocolate into my oatmeal enough.  I ate every last bite and then practically licked the bowl clean.  Yummers.

Once I got to work though, it was lunch I started thinking about.  I was so excited to dig into this…

Dear Lunch, You Are Awesome.

Whole wheat English muffin pizzas!  I prepared these in our break room and it was super easy.  I toasted the English muffins first, then topped them with Prego pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese before throwing them back into the toaster oven on broil.  I let them broil until the cheese was all melty and just starting to brown.

Cheesy Deliciousness

About half of a sliced English cucumber drizzled with Italian dressing served as my side.  I loooved this lunch.  English muffin pizzas need to come to work with me more often!  I also noticed we have a grilled cheese maker in our lunch/storage room.  I think I’m going to have to put that to use one of these days…

And I am outta here!  But I really would like to hear your workout motivation tips… 😀

S’laters!

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9 responses to “Finding my Workout Mojo

  1. Motivation? I want to be able to ski my butt off when I’m over 90. Love those moguls! Seven months today is Christmas; ski season will be here once again! Workouts every other day with this in mind.

  2. I wish I had some good motivation tips, but that is something that I also struggle with! My only trick is to try on that snug pair of jeans that I really want to fit into again and realize that I still need to push myself. I also do better with training programs, so doing something with an end goal usually helps me.

  3. Hey Lindz!

    If you end up coming up with a stellar work-out routine for summer … would you mind sharing it?? My motivation is to “teef’ others workout schedules 🙂 It removes the excuse to be lazy about coming up with my own. LOL

    PLUS I also like to do group stuff. In downtown Hamilton recentely someone has started a free “yoga in the park” on Wednesdays Saturdays and Sundays. So I’m all over that! Again … just removes the excuse of laziness for me, because it is all planned out already 🙂 yay!

  4. I hear you. After 3 years of 3+ times a week. It gets REALLY tedious. SUNDAY baby doll. NO EXCUSES!!!!

  5. Hey Lindsey,

    I think from the comments and anyone I have talked to it is hard to motivate yourself, especially when work and social get in the way. But once you have worked out enough you can remind yourself that you know you will enjoy it and you know you will feel great afterwards. This is motivation enough to get you out the door and the rest takes care of it’s self. I do also find having a partner to go with helps because you both don’t want to let eachother down. Happy running! So proud of you!