HAPPY MONDAY! How was your weekend? I attended a Ladies’ Church Retreat kind of last minute. It was great and there was even a class by a dietitian, which you know I was super in to. I think I ate about 96 different desserts. What is it about girls getting together that increases our sugar intake so much?
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had some trouble getting myself motivated to work out lately. It’s cold and I’m tired and I just didn’t want to run. I guess when I first started running, my motivation and results were obvious. I had weight to lose and when I ran, I lost it. Now, the weight is gone and some days it seems like, what’s the point?
Thankfully, I know that being skinny and being fit and healthy are two different things. Skinny doesn’t always mean that you are healthy. And healthy doesn’t always mean that you are skinny. I had to shift my motivation for running. Yea, it’s great to fit in to the same size I was in college, but it’s even better to not get winded trying to chase munchkin around the playground.
Fit is not a destination, it is a way of life.
All the time I see people that work so hard to get in shape and then they seem to just stop. They don’t keep maintaining their healthy habits and before you know it, they aren’t fit or in shape anymore. I think most humans are results-driven so it’s easy to get a result and then feel like you’re done. BUT DON’T STOP! It isn’t once fit, always fit. (unless you’re my husband- I swear he will not get out of shape no matter how little he exercises- I hate him.)
When you feel like you’re done, or you’re hitting that slump with your exercise or healthy eating, think of all the other people that you are helping to motivate on your journey. Think about the example you are setting for your kids and family. Think about how hard you have worked- do you want to have to work that hard again? Not me!
QOTD: What have you done to try and get out of an exercise slump? Tried a new activity, found some more inner motivation?