I’m going to be honest:
• I haven’t ran since the beginning of June before I injured my leg.
• In fact I haven’t done ANY sort of activity since then. (Wait, does walking around in the pool, drinking beer count?)
• I haven’t religiously tracked my food in a week.
• I haven’t had a decent meal since last Thursday.
• The only June goals I’ve completed are the ones not pertaining to weight loss. (Be awesome, start a writing project, and hang out with Jared more)
• I gained 3lbs this past week due to everything I haven’t been doing.
I’m not going to lie, I’m still not feeling any of it. Not sure what my deal is. It’s like my motivation packed it’s bags and took off to a better destination. (Can’t really blame it, we’ve had horrible storms lately.)
This is honestly the first time since starting Weight Watchers that I’ve gotten really bored with it. Which is my own fault. I haven’t switched up anything or tried new recipes in a really long time. So that’s what this next week is going to be about. I’m going to try new things and get excited about this awesome journey all over again.
I haven’t set weekly goals in ages, so I’m going to start there. I need those things to hold me accountable. And I’m going to reward myself if I obtain all my goals. It’s been awhile since I’ve done that too. Plus, that will give me some motivation to accomplish these things!
• Run 3-4 days this week
• Track everyday!
• Cook dinner at least 3 nights this week
• Try a new recipe
• Complete first week of Smart Girls Do Dumbbells
• Not consume a 6pack of Woodchuck
• Keep doing Janel’s 30 Day Journal Challenge. (I’m having A LOT of fun with this.)
So there you have it, some honesty about my lack of motivation and how I’m going to change it.
*EDIT: I forgot to mention my reward! If I make all my goals, I’m going to buy myself a cute pair of heels. I need some for my Operation Sexification goal!
What do you do when you’re lacking motivation?
First off, thank you ALL for your awesome support on my post yesterday. I love being a part of this awesome community because of the great support. You all had useful tips and offered wonderful words of encouragement. *hugs* to you all! )
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m having issues with my leg.
It started with a slight twinge of pain in my right hip last week. It would only be present for a little while after I finished running. I did some of my regular stretches and left it at that. Well, I has gradually gotten worse.
As of last night the pain has started to slowly move towards my knee and is almost constant.
I’ve had several people tell me it’s most likely my IT band and just needed to do some stretching. I’ve googled (gotta love the interwebs) the issue and have all the symptoms of an IT band injury.
It’s most likely from my constant running on paved surfaces and that I’m never that great when it comes to stretching. I’m a ‘do it when I remember’ type of stretcher. Needless, to say I’m going to remember much more often now!
After giving it much thought and taking advice from Jess (who just ran her first half!), I’m taking the week off.
I will be running Race For The Cure on Saturday. And even though I want to be running in preparation for it this week, I won’t be.
I’m going to take these few days to rest and work on getting my leg better. I don’t want to make it worse and not be able to run at all on Saturday.
So, for now I’m sidelined, but I’ll be back in the game before you know it.
I am a rockstar after all! )
Let’s be honest…
I’m scared shitless for this 5K on Saturday.
I’ve never done a 5K race before…ever. Not even walked in one. I have no idea what to expect, which is part of the reason I’m scared.
Fear of the unknown.
I know nothing about 5K races except that it’s 3.1 miles long and Race For The Cure is a pretty big deal. There will be a lot of people there which also scares me. I fear looking like an idiot out there running this thing. Stupid, but true.
It also doesn’t help that I’m now doing this alone. Jared backed out on me on Saturday for reasons unknown. It really ticks me off and actually hurts that he backed out. I wanted someone there to rock it out with me and cheer me on.
But I’ll be alone. (Thanks, asshat)
My mom did talk of walking it, but she’s still not sure. Either way, I’ll be out there running it solo.
I also fear that I’m not completely prepared for the race. I have had some decent runs lately, but have only run 3 miles once this past week. I feel like I should be running 3 miles at some sort of consistency. Not everyday, but more than once a week. Maybe I’m asking too much of myself. I don’t know.
I fear I’m going to get there and quit halfway through. Or I just may decide not to run it at all. I’m a champ at talking myself out of things.
All I can do is go out there and give it my all. Try my best and rock it out.
I do know I will be rocking my I Am My Own Superhero tshirt and proving to myself that I really am my own superhero. So, at least there’s that. Oh and I’ll be sure to find someone to take my picture after the race. I need the proof for my Bucket List and of course to share with all of you!
Hopefully this pit in my stomach will go away. Oh and the horrible pain I have in my hip. I’ve been told it’s my IT band and I’ll be stretching it a great deal this week. Don’t want to be sidelined for my first race.
I guess I’m asking for tips and encouraging words. Also, anyone wanna come to Iowa and run with me on Saturday? )