File this under “Motivation.”
There are times when you just get burned out from what you’re doing. I faced a 4 year long fitness drought between 2006 and 2010. I tried, but I just couldn’t get back into it.
You’re all well aware, in 2011, I’ve turned the corner, and I now have the gym incorporated into my daily and weekly routines. But sometimes, you have to let yourself slip to get on firm ground again.
I took about a 2 week hiatus from the gym due to mental exhaustion and physical illness. During those two weeks, I allowed myself to reflect on the past year, what I’ve been doing right, what I’ve been doing wrong, what I want to change, what I won’t change. Within control, I let my food plan slip pretty far. I drank pumpkin spice and egg nog lattes, ate sausage, egg, and cheese croissants, pizza, Chinese food, McRibs, you get the picture.
I wasn’t feeling like working out; I felt like eating like crap. I don’t regret any of it. But I know I have it in control. It’s time to tighten up and get back on track.
This past week, I made it back into the gym five times, a phenomenon that had only happened once since the beginning of the year. I even incorporated a new leg strength training routine that I’m going to do once a week.
So, I guess what I’m trying to say is best summed up by something I had the pleasure of overhearing while walking to my car after a workout. I don’t know what this old man was talking about, but the damn quote fits, and pretty damn perfectly.
You gotta watch what you’re doing! It’s a new world order, man.