Yesterday someone asked
I will admit, even though you have less energy when in competition prep, its actually easier to “just do it” because, well basically you don’t have a choice .. especially when you are planning to stand on stage an a teeny weeny bikini in front of hundreds of strangers 😉
But there are days when I just can’t imagine doing anything other than lying on the couch in front of the TV so I have different ways to get my arse out of that door and believe me, I’ve had to draw on many of them in my days! So I will share with you a few and maybe some of them may help you.
Do not get comfortable!
I get in the door, I prep dinner, play with the kids, pack my bags for the following day, organise my food and then I head out to do my cardio. If I sit down and put my feet up its just so much harder to get moving again.
Change it up
I too would severely lack motivation if I had to do the same thing, day after day. Even if I’m just doing a road walk I change the route I walk each time. Try new things that “excite” you. Dancing, bootcamp, boxing, aerobics classes .. anything that gets you out that door.
Use your mind
The mind is the most powerful tool you have! Some days I think of the girls who I’m going to stand on stage with and think … I bet they are up doing something. I don’t want to be left behind … I don’t want to be standing next to them thinking “I could have done more”
Get a buddy
It’s much harder to pike out if you have a training partner. Although I suggest you find a good one .. it’s a right pain in the arse to be texted constantly with excuses as to why they aren’t showing up (and that’s if they bother to text at all) .. however I digress.
Find a walking buddy and make a date. You will find that if you are having a down day, they can bring you back up (and vice versa). It also makes time go so much faster when you gossip 😉
My friend Faith reminded me of this on one of her blogs. She had made some “bad” decisions in regard to her food intake and her trainer increased her cardio and relegated her to running or using the stairmaster. Instead of seeing it as a negative thing, she changed her outlook. She had been AWARDED the opportunity to reach her potential.
So that as they say “is it” .. hopefully you have some ideas that can help you get off the couch and out the door.
Onto a quick recap of yesterday; Walk, Work, Back, Family, Run followed by token bike “ride”. I say token bike ride, because it involved getting on it .. riding down the road about 50 metres and riding back again lol. But I only wanted to check the gears were working and the tyres were ok, I did that in that space of time .. so all good.
Tomorrow I’m doing the duathlon at Narrowneck. It’s a 1.5k run, 9.0k bike ride then a 3.0k run. If you have been following my blog, it has just dawned on you that I haven’t trained for this in the slightest and that I hate running. But if anything, I do enjoy a challenge. So I’m going to aim for under an hour. Lets see how I go!
Till next time