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