Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Pushing yourself feels bad.... but when it's done it feels great!

I felt un-motivated again today. However I have realised through many years of trying to get fit and stay fit, motivation is not going to get me where I want to be.

One of the big differences between those who achieve their goals and those who don't is the ability to simply push on and do it without over-thinking things and without letting their lack of motivation get them down.

Tonight I went to the gym as it was part of my plan- simple. I did 10 minutes on the bike at level 5 to warm up. I then did abs and back (went fairly hard), then spent the most gruelling 30 minutes on the treadmill. I went with my gym buddy and we both really needed each other tonight. We did interval running but half way through I changed to straight high incline walking and ended up burning more calories than when I do intervals!

I felt like giving up 15 minutes into our cardio but I didn't and that feels fantastic! Nothing like some endorphines to brighten the mood!

Yummy thing alert!!
For lunch today I had a mountain bread wrap filled with sundried tomato and basil tuna, grated carrot, crunchy mixed lettuce and spicy hummus. It was absolutely beautiful. Tomorrow I am going to try the same combo except put it onto some sunflower seed pumpernicle (sp?) bread and eat it with a knife and fork. MMMMMM!

2 of you love me enough to comment...:

FattPanda said...

Woohoo! well done for pushing yourself and that totally sounds delish!

Lauren said...

I agree, motivation can be such a hit or miss affair. And the over-thinking we often do is the killer, debating with ourselves if we really want to go to the gym, or should we leave it until tomorrow?

I wish I could bottle up the motivation I have when I'm fully pumped, and nothing will get in my way (e.g. rain, cold, tired). Wouldn't it be nice to take a little sip of that to restore our feelings of being healthy and powerful?

Whoever can come up with a way for doing that will be a zillionaire!