Committing to doing something…

It’s a familiar pattern for me. Work gets busy. It’s cold outside. I’m working long hours. I’m tired. I try and get up early but even when I wake up, it’s hard to get out of bed. And I stop exercising.

I’ve blogged before about how if I don’t work out in the morning, I’m much more likely not to bother. I get hungry towards the end of the working day and then by the time I’ve cycled home I’m starving and don’t have the energy to train.

I did Freeletics once last week. And I swam once. I also cycled to work. But I try and do Freeletics four times. Yesterday I reset and said I’d definitely train four times this week. And now Monday has passed and I didn’t this morning.

So I guess this post is just saying: I’m finding it hard to get the motivation at the moment. But I’m also working fucking hard in other areas of my life. So maybe that’s okay.

Maybe two or three times a week is all I can do. Maybe only once. But I’ll commit to doing something. And for the time being, that will be okay.

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Committing to doing something…

2 thoughts on “Committing to doing something…

  1. kporangehat says:

    I struggle with the same pattern. I’m good for a while, then life happens and I fall off the wagon. A reset is always a good idea after a break (I just did one myself). 4 days a week is a great commitment! But if life isn’t allowing you to make 4 days of training work, then be okay with scaling back for a bit. As you said, just committing to doing something is okay. You’re keeping the commitment, and not over-extending, or setting yourself up for failure to meet your 4-day/week goals.

    I also find even if I push myself in those weeks, I’m already so drained, I’m not giving 100% because I just don’t have it in me. So the benefit isn’t even there – I’m just wearing myself down more. All this to say, I think your attitude is spot on. Do what you can. When life chills out – ramp it up again. Pretty awesome you realized this. Don’t beat yourself up. We’re all struggling with it from time to time. Especially when you have kids 😉

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