For once, I didn’t set an alarm… and I woke up at 11:30 after going to bed at midnight! Guess I needed some sleep :)
I woke up feeling a bit sluggish and not wanting at all to work out (see: 24 hour motivation), but I plodded into the bathroom to weigh in. I’m trying to do it every day, but some days I stay at Boyfriend’s where there is no scale and then I drink coffee and eat breakfat before going home, so by the time I get home, the scale won’t be accurate. A bit of background: for this challenge, we’re reporting in percentages so no one has to feel embarrassed about posting their weight. My goal is to lose 2.0% by the end of the challenge.
Day 1: Starting weight
Day 3: 0.9% lost
Whoo hoo! Almost halfway to my goal and it’s only the third day – I’m so psyched (though yes, I realize there is a lot of back and forth in weight and while I may numerically be halfway to goal, it might not be exactly half the effort/time/etc). Unfortunately, I’m still not motivated.
Why is going to the gym/eating right such a struggle? Why do I have to work so hard each day to motivate myself? I’m getting results – that should pump me up, but instead I’m just thinking, “well, I’m halfway there… maybe I can take today as a lazy day… ahem I mean a day for my muscles to recover.” However, that logic doesn’t work because I’m working different muscle groups each day – my abs haven’t been worked in two days so they’re already recovered.
Last year, going to the gym was just part of my daily routine – I went every day without really being motivated because it was like brushing my teeth. It was something I had to do before going to sleep that night. That habitual feeling carried with me even when I started traveling, so it seemed natural for me to bring my workout DVDs and use strange hotel objects for my workouts.
Can I get that habit back again?