Okay, so I admit I haven't been serious about working out since I finished my 1/2 marathon. Yes - it was in April and now it is September. I guess now is a better time then ever to get back on the workout wagon. Last night I hit up the gym and hopped on the treadmill and wow! I felt like I was dragging a bus behind me, and keep in mind just 6 months ago a 3 mile run was just a warm up. I made it two miles and then I had to start actual work at the gym (I am a desk manager). I was exhausted!
I am almost certain one of the worst feelings in the world is feeling out of shape. It is so difficult to get motivated and even more difficult to actually exercise because when you do you are so out of breath and sore. I think the most difficult thing for me is motivation. I have no problem making it to the gym when I have motivation, for example...my wedding. I had every reason to get to the gym because I knew I wanted to be a beautiful fit bride. Then I started signing up for races and that was my new motivation.
This is a terrible time to feel like I am lacking motivation because the number of races, 5K's, 10K's are dwindling and I decided that in the near future I want to stick to shorter races so 1/2 marathons are off the list. I better figure something out! It is too bad "being healthy and loving myself" don't get me motivated, because I love myself whether I am pumping iron at the gym or polishing off the last oreo cookie!
What motivates you to stay fit and hit the gym?
PS. On another note...stay tuned for pictures from my recent trip to Chicago!