I'm sort of lacking motivation today. I did get through most of my usual Monday workout. Woke up at 5 a.m. & hit the Y when it opened. Biked for 40 minutes, then ran 1 mile. (I've been making Sunday a long run day so I can take a rest run day on Monday). Did lots of stretching (that needs a post of it's own) and other toning exercises (ie plank). Home for breakfast then get the kids out the door & to school. Back to Y. I had committed to taking the Spartacus class, but they needed me to sub hi/lo aerobics. So I did that instead which in addition to 40 minutes of cardio I worked my abs & arms. Next I hit the pool. I was suppose to swim .5 mile, but that is where I lost any/all motivation. I was feeling very funky and was pretty sure I looked like a fish out of water trying to swim. So I gave up and only swam 1/2 of the laps I needed to do. Now, I'd like to crawl in bed for a nice nap. But guess what....yep, just like every day of my life, I have SO MUCH to do. Ugh! But I came across this nice motivation and decided to take it to heart:
Hmmmm, how true. And usually I'm my own worst critic. I have a never ending list of what I want to do/get done. Even right now I'm feeling like I just didn't do enough exercise today. I should have done more. I know, I know, I should get my head examined. I'm also such a people pleaser and a do-er....meaning I love to do things for other people. I can clean my house all day (which benefits me & my family) and it will feel like it's not enough. I'm very guilty of looking at what I didn't do and not focusing on what I did do.
The most important person I need to have this little pep talk with is myself. Especially on days like today where I'm faced with SO MUCH to do and get done. It's a little after lunch and I already feel like a complete failure today. It's only Monday and I already feel like my week is doomed because I haven't gotten enough done to start off my week. However, I'm going to take a step back, finish here & go make a list while sipping a cup of hot cocoa to get a grip on what I would like to get done with the rest of my day/week. I probably won't get through my whole list, but I'll work at it and do what I can.