Body, Mind, Nutrition, Progress

What to do when motivation abandons you

So, I had a great weekend. Very productive. Saturday I did my HIIT workout (thank you @TheBodyCoach ) and then (successfully!!) experimented with making Sweet Potato Waffles – proof pic below (will post my recipe once I have perfected it). So far I’m winning Saturday.

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Yes it was truly as delicious as it looks! #allabouttheparsley

Sunday I was on a birthday party boat trip all day. And I didn’t have any alcohol or pringles. And everyone else was drinking alcohol and eating pringles. Once again, #YayMe. (NB Flavoured sparkling water got me through – have just discovered La Croix curate – my saviour!)

Then, this morning I really didn’t want to get up when my alarm went off in order to do my hiit workout. Despite being on track all weekend I just didn’t want to get my a*se out of bed and into the lounge to do a 20 minute workout. Like WTF? It seems that the #PowerOfNew is running out. Damn it. Ah well, it doesn’t matter, you can skip one and still be fine right?
NO!
Yes I have to adapt to scenarios and no I don’t have to be perfect, but being too lazy to get out of bed is NOT adapting. It’s just being lazy. This morning was a #noexcuse morning – had I had a call from my boss asking me to urgently get to work 3 hours early? No.
Had I been called out in the middle of the night to save some starving kittens from a tree? No.
Was the electricity and/or internet down and so I couldn’t actually watch YouTube? No. (Remember I live on a kind of desert island so this is a relatively regular situation – but even then my phone should still work and even then I know enough to copy a previous workout if really desperate). Anyway, my point is that I just couldn’t be bothered.

Had I used up all my willpower over the weekend? I don’t think so. Sunday wasn’t actually as hard as I thought, and I went to bed feeling good. I think the problem was I went to bed a bit too late #procrastinating and then was a bit tired. HOWEVER, I know that once I’m up and doing the exercise, OK, well AFTER I’ve done the workout I feel better and energised and it’s so worth it.

And then I remembered that I was being held accountable by you lot (or by myself to you lot if you know what I mean) and I didn’t want to have to write a post explaining why I didn’t work out, so instead I seem to have written a post moaning about not wanting to do it and doing it anyway. Oops.

But the point is – sometimes you’ve got to just drag your a*se out of bed and do what you don’t want to do.

“If you change nothing, nothing changes”

 

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