Well, this week has been a bit of a failure, fitness-wise. I have the January blues, I’m still getting into the swing of things at my new job, and my running injury is back. All in all it hasn’t made for a New Years-worthy week of fitness. It hasn’t helped that fitness has been all over magazines, social media and in shop windows, as is always the case in January.
I’m trying really hard not to give myself a hard time about my lack of exercise this past week. I think there’s a bit of a vicious cycle going on though; I’m a bit down because I haven’t been able to get my usual endorphin rush. Plus my grand plans of running a marathon this year are ebbing away slowly but surely as this injury refuses to heal.
So what’s my solution to this? I’m giving myself the rest of the week off. The plan? To sleep, regroup, and relax. Maybe a bit of light stretching, but no proper cardio, and absolutely no running. I’ll use this down time to plan the logistics of the week ahead to ensure I hit the ground running. Or at least, you know, fail less than last week.
Not a very long post from me. But to conclude; I haven’t been living up to my reputation as a fitness freak. Then again, that’s not what it’s all about. Sometimes life gets in the way. So I’m taking it easy and being kind to myself. Because we all need a bit of TLC during January.
How do you motivate yourself when you’re in a funk?
Lots of love,