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Good morning out there, you beautiful athletic beasts!! How was your weekend? I hope you loved every second of it and it left you feeling rested and excited for the week! I know mine did. I spent the weekend in the mountains with my sister-in-law, I ran through the park with my pup, then I spent an evening with friends watching GOT. So today I’m READY to go kick this weeks ass, and I hope you are too!
Even though I’m finally feeling great this week, I was pretty off the last 2 weeks. And my workouts (and work) suffered because of it. I talked about stress last week on the blog and the need to stay away from the gym in times of stress. Well my week of taking some time off from the gym leaked into my second week, and it’s left me feeling a little disappointed in myself. Which made me think about motivation and how to capture it when it feels a little lost.
I’ve had this question before but I haven’t always known how to answer it – “How do you motivate yourself, especially when you just don’t want to go to the gym?” Now I feel like I have a little better understanding to answer that question since I had multiple days last week when I just didn’t want to go.
Sometimes the body just needs rest and maybe that’s why the motivation has been lost. But if this motivation continues to dissipate week after week, it’s time to come up with a plan. And that’s exactly what I’ve done for the week ahead. I’ve come up with a plan that I know I can stick with. I’ll be going to 3 different workout classes that I’ve already signed up for the I’ve already planned my workouts on my own in between those classes. Having that plan ready to go already has me more excited. And I know that 1 week through of sticking with my plan will have me on a path to consistency. For you, that may take a couple days of sticking with a plan OR a couple weeks. But remember that consistency creates stamina and stamina is addicting. It’s something you’ll want to feel day after day which makes staying consistent even easier.
Just because you had an off week last week doesn’t mean you have to have an off week this week. Motivation is hard to find sometimes, but you can change that. You can find it. Come up with a plan and crush it this week!
Sunday – Boxing Class at Fly Kickbox through Class Pass
Monday – Rest Day
Tuesday – Quick HIIT Workout by Myself – See Workout Here
30 – 20 – 10 reps of:
- Double KB Swings
- Low Skater Lunges
- Drop Lunge with Rotation
- Burpee Pops
Rest 2 Minutes
200 double unders to finish
Wednesday – Full Body Workout By Myself (video coming to IG soon)
5 rounds of:
- 20 Bear Hold KB pull throughs
- 8 Single Leg deadlift to KB Row (each side)
- 20 Suitcase Swings
- 12 Landmine Lunge to Press (each side)
- 8 Skater Squats (each side)
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Yoga Sculpt Class at CorePower Yoga
Saturday – Snowshoeing
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